“Democracy in the Digital Age: Does It Exist?” is a data-driven, interactive art exhibit produced by students in the Newhouse School and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) that seeks to provide insight into university students’ consumption of news and social media habits, specifically analyzing how both of those elements intersect to construct a political identity. It is supported by a CUSE Grant.
Students created a variety of media based on data from a survey of more than 200 students across U.S. college campuses that sought their feedback on what democracy means in a social media-driven society.
The exhibit will also include a virtual reality experience allowing guests to see the survey data come to life, and a playlist that spans five decades of music reflecting the changes in American politics.
The exhibit will be available for viewing in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th Floor of Bird Library from Nov. 19 to Jan. 20.
The event will be catered by Dinosaur BBQ.
This event was first published on November 14, 2019 and last updated on November 19, 2019.