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“Want to major in a field of the future?” US News recognizes New Media Studies at Alma alongside programs at MIT and the University of Southern California as examples of a major for the future.
The challenge was this: Take four self portraits of yourself, each one representing a different facet of your personality. Two should show aspects you like; two should show sides of you that aren’t so favorable. Clothes and background shouldn’t be changed from photograph to photograph, BUT the lighting must be changed. Simple, right?
It was 7:40 when we left our Air BnB for the metro station. After sleeping for three and a half hours, I had my camera around my neck, my press badge tangled in the strap, and my pink pussy cat hat on. Despite having slept for such a short time, I was exhilarated. Myself, along with ten other people, were going to the Women’s March on Washington.
Dr. Lauren Woolbright, assistant professor of New Media Studies, is an expert in game studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, and environmental justice.