2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Eating Local, a Global Issue With YouTube
Alyssa S. Rathbun*, Drew K. Turner, Benjamin M. Torrey, and Bridget B. Komoroski
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor

The creation of YouTube has allowed for millions of people to share thoughts and ideas with the greater global community. Videos vary in length and content, but the website also serves a higher purpose than mere entertainment. The YouTube community has grown significantly, gaining a wide viewership that spans countless cultures whose people share struggles and triumphs through informative and moving videos. In our Fall 2009 JINS course, Music and Political Protest, our class discussed the groundbreaking role YouTube played in exposing to the world live footage of the Iranian protests over the summer. Inspired by YouTubes ability to spread meaningful social messages, our class took it upon ourselves to spread stories from our campus that we find meaningful; in our case, eating local. Our video aims to applaud a group of students who passionately believe in eating local, and our actively spreading that message.

Keywords: YouTube, Music, Eating Local, Political Protest, Garden

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary
Music
Environmental Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 44-4
Location: VH 1010
Time: 2:00

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