Title of Abstract

Targeted Individual: A Short Film About Alienation

Submitting Student(s)

Andrew BlackwellFollow

Faculty Mentor

Two WU mentors: Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Gerry Derksen, M.Des.; tselentisj@winthrop.edu; derkseng@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Faculty Mentor

Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Gerry Derksen, M.Des.

Abstract

Disinformation is not a new issue, however it is more prescient during the rise of the disinformation age, where we mostly get our information from social media . While social media has become a nearly essential tool for online communication, recent issues have revealed how the use of social media can lead to the dangerous spread of disinformation, even leading to the formation of movements, such as QAnon which refuses to accept information from outside of their own circles. This leads to harmful alienation, even between family members. Even though social media was a tool created to bring people together, in many cases, the spread of disinformation has led to relationships being torn apart. The big question is; How does one fall into such an improbable and often disproved way of thinking? I tell that story in a short film that features fictional characters who are affected by an online disinformation movement, and how social media consumption contributes to its spread.

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Course Assignment

VCOM 486 & VCOM 487 - Tselentis

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Targeted Individual: A Short Film About Alienation

Disinformation is not a new issue, however it is more prescient during the rise of the disinformation age, where we mostly get our information from social media . While social media has become a nearly essential tool for online communication, recent issues have revealed how the use of social media can lead to the dangerous spread of disinformation, even leading to the formation of movements, such as QAnon which refuses to accept information from outside of their own circles. This leads to harmful alienation, even between family members. Even though social media was a tool created to bring people together, in many cases, the spread of disinformation has led to relationships being torn apart. The big question is; How does one fall into such an improbable and often disproved way of thinking? I tell that story in a short film that features fictional characters who are affected by an online disinformation movement, and how social media consumption contributes to its spread.