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YouTube and The Human Experience

  Presenting Princess Shaw is a recent PBS Point of View (POV) film with a digital humanities focus about the human experience of the social media site, YouTube. The documentary film represents the reality of the struggles and perseverance of Samantha Montgomery also known as Princess Shaw, who is a musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She employs YouTube as a video dairy to tell her version of the impact of her current socioeconomic background and being a woman musician. Her YouTube channel is also a presentation platform to debut her songs. The film introduces Israeli producer Ophir Kutiel also…

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Terminal 4.0

For the final segment of the Terminal installation at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada, Terminal 4.0 reflects on the quality of sociability with social media sites. The web-based content for Terminal 4.0 is a social media platform entitled State of Exceptional Webnation that was built by a duo of artists. The platform is part of a larger critique concerning the saturation of image culture and media hyberbole with online communication. Jean-Paul Kelly’s essay, TERMINAL; INTERFACE is the first essay that was commissioned by Media Curator, Alison Collins for the Terminal project. His essay sets a reflective tone toward the progression…