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00:00 THE TIME ISSUE 04 08 10 12

SHOWCASES BFA Jerry Peitzman and alumnae Molly Proffitt and Leah Knighton

YOU CAN’T RUSH ART Slow and steady just might win the race

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN WITHOUT SLEEP Staying up all night tends to be quite the challenge

WHO WANTS TO BE AN ARTIST? Dare to dream about a creative career

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STOP + STARE The fashion spread that’ll make your heart stop

WHAT 90S SLANG WORD ARE YOU? Millenials its your time to shine!

WHAT ARE YOU LIKE FIVE? Examining the jealousy of seeing a toddler with an iPhone 7

ACTIVISM 2.0 Are hashtags enough to fight the good fight?

COMICS CORNER No one knows what the future holds


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MATTHEW CORNWALL

LAKIA DAVIS

editor-in-chief

assistant photo editor

TORI HURLBURT

KATIE MILLER

creative director

SIDNEY PARKS

copy editor

MOLLY MORRIS

art director

arts and entertainment editor

KIKI JOHNSON

CATHERINE MUNSEY

ANYA HABER

CARMEN LEHTIMAKI

pr director

style editor

I’M S O GL A D THIS

IS OVER interview by KIKI JOHNSON photographs by LAKIA DAVIS

illustration editor

RAWAN ALTHOMALI photo editor

features editor

TONESA JONES opinions editor

“I’m really glad that the cold weather is over and I’m really glad shoulder pads aren’t a thing anymore, so glad about that. I’m not thrilled with the whole ‘nineties look’ thing.” BROOKE GARNETT, FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

SCAN is the quarterly student magazine of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. All editorial content is determined by the student editors. Opinions expressed in SCAN are not necesssarily

“So there was this phase in Fine Art especially in

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Fine Art photography around 2010 where everyone

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was taking creepy pictures of kids with blank face

written permission from the publisher.

Cover illustration by MAKUMBI JOHN MULEBA Cover photo by SEQUOYAH WILDWYN-DECHTER Staff photograph by RAWAN ALTHOMALI

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expressions just staring at the camera. EVERYONE was doing it and it was creepy and it was weird and then it just stopped. I’m so glad it’s over, I’m glad we can take smiling pictures of babies now.” HANNAH PASEDAG, PHOTOGRAPHY

“I guess the main thing I’m glad is over with is my high school and middle school experiences ... I’m really glad that now I finally get to pursue my art

The majority of my life has been spent living like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. I’m constantly late. While rushing from date to important date, it

career in something that I love versus thinking I’m going to be an engineer or something and having to do

becomes apparent that deadlines ironically help shape life. It’s such a strange

math and history.”

relationship — time can change me but I can’t change time. I’m not even sure if

ALIYAH AVERETTE, GRAPHIC DESIGN

time exists with the way that tracking it is almost impossible. Did you know that it can fly? Just like that early bird that gets the worm. This issue of SCAN examines the aspect of time and the change that it brings. Let’s go on a journey through time with nostalgic blasts from the past and fancy flashes of the future. I know that even though I’m in a constant hurry, I’ll never

“I’m over the personas on social media…people portray themselves on social media in a way that doesn’t actually represent them.” KAITLYN FLORY, FASHION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

forget to smell the roses. Just like Future said, “What a time to be alive!” MATTHEW CORNWALL editor-in-chief

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SHOWCASE

JERRY PEITZMAN

BFA, Graphic Design written by MATTHEW CORNWALL photographs courtesy of JERRY PEITZMAN

J

erry Peitzman is a graphic design student at SCAD Atlanta who had the amazing opportunity to join IBM as a software design intern this summer in Austin, Texas. IBM and SCAD have a partnership where representatives can come recruit straight from the school. Peitzman said, “Devin O’Bryan, IBM’s design internship lead, visited SCAD Atlanta to tell the students a little bit about what was going on at IBM Design. He also spoke specifically about their internship program called Maelstrom. I applied for the internship in spring quarter 2016 and started in June 2016.”

Peitzman recalls his internship experience fondly. While there, he was part of a collaborative environment that helped expand his design knowledge. “Being a part of IBM Design was one of the most eye opening and challenging experience of my life. I spent nine weeks in Austin, Texas with 14 other interns designing software and trying not to melt,” he recalled. Peitzman commented on his opportunity to work alongside the other design interns. “As a student, I rarely have to work on projects with other people but at IBM I worked side-by-side with an interdisciplinary team made up of visual designers,

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UX designers, developers, and design researchers. The

it was and immediately decided that SCAD was where I

spend three to five years as a designer in Atlanta and later

internship gave me a new look on digital design and

needed to be. I originally applied and was rejected but

return to school to receive a Graduate degree in graphic

allowed me to experience a unique and exciting design

that only made want to attend SCAD even more. I was

design. I would love to eventually come back to SCAD

culture,” he said.

accepted two years later and was incredibly excited,” he explained.

Luckily for him, this wasn’t his first time getting to work

“PUT YOUR WORK IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE CHALLENGED.”

Atlanta and teach in the graphic design department. I’ve been so encouraged by the professors here and would love to be able to

with other designers. SCAD’s Collaborative Learning

Graphic design called to him

Center (CLC) gives students the chance to work with

through its ability to have meaning

real-world companies on actual projects. Peitzman

and spark change. He said, “I chose to study graphic

how.” He’s not sure of exactly where in Atlanta he wants

was able to experience this program before his time at

design because I’ve always seen it as something that is

to work, but he’s certain that he wants to eventually buy a

IBM. “I participated in a CLC class led by Lisa Babb

very powerful. It has the ability to positively affect lives

house with his wife and dog.

and Patrick Fulbright in which we created a luxury

everyday and I found that challenge very intriguing.”

marketing campaign for Berkshire Hathaway Home

SCAD was able to help push him to become a better

Peitzman’s advice to current students is to be vulnerable.

Services Georgia. This was my first experience of working

designer through rigorous coursework combined with a

He explained, “Put your work in front of people and allow

with a large client with a tight deadline. I was also very

talented support system. He recalled, “It’s been the most

yourself to be challenged. Vulnerability is something that

challenged because it was my first experience of working

challenging thing that I’ve ever done but all the sleepless

has allowed me to be pushed forward by my professors

with other students,” he said.

weekends have been worth it. I’ve had the opportunity to

and fellow students to become a better designer, thinker,

Peitzman’s discovery of art began in the middle of his formatory years. “I’ve always been interested in art,” he

“I CHOSE TO STDY GRAPHIC DESIGN BECAUSE I’VE ALWAYS SEEN IT AS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY POWERFUL.”

said. “As a child, before I could express myself verbally, I shared my thoughts and

listen to and work with some of the world’s

give back to the program some

and problem solver.”

best designers and have made friends that challenge me and support me everyday.” He’s also had the privilige of attending an exclusive workshop with renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister who visited

SCAD Atlanta last spring quarter.

feelings visually through drawings or other crafts.” As an local citizen of Atlanta, he eventually became curious

As Peitzman finshes up his time here at SCAD, his plans

about the school. “I did some research to find out what

for the future seem pleasantly simple. He said, “I hope to

www.jerrypeitzman.com

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SHOWCASE

MOLLY PROFFITT and LEAH KNIGHTON 2012 alumnae in Interactive Design and Game Development and Animation written by MATTHEW CORNWALL photographs courtesy of KER-CHUNK GAMES

M MOLLY PROFFIT

olly Proffitt, CEO of Ker-Chunk Games, and Leah Knighton, Narrative Designer and Animator of Ker-Chunk Games, are making a huge difference one Intellectual Property (IP) at a time. Both SCAD alumnae work for at this video game company where the mission is to empower women as players. Proffitt found an early interest in technology when she started building websites at the age of twelve. Online communities of the early 90s and 2000s helped her find the Photoshop tools and tutorials needed to create them. She also had hobbies of filmmaking and playing video games. Proffit said “Digital games ended up being the best way to mesh all of those hobbies, but it did not become clear to me that I could make games until much later.” While she was focusing on film out west, she transfered

LEAH KNIGHTON

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over to SCAD with the release of the iPhone. “I think it was obvious to a lot of people that this was a hardware


SHOWCASE

evolution, and I wanted to be a part of that,” she

arduous proces of creating their own company, “Starting

Proffitt’s advice to students is to not give up when being

explained. “There was a fresh potential to tell stories

our own company was definitely a struggle. We faced a lot

told “No.” According to her, they took every no as an

beyond a linear medium and put those moments into

of adversity at times but our dedication and devotion for

opportunity to think outside the box and find a way to

players’ hands.”

what we were creating always won.”

make their goals happen. Knighton has similar advice,

Proffitt found herself working in the industry before her graduation. Proffitt said, “After releasing a few games with a UK-based studio, I

“WE FACED A LOT OF ADVERSITY AT TIMES BUT OUR DEDICATION AND DEVOTION FOR WHAT WE WERE CREATING ALWAYS WON.”

saying “Keep creating what you love despite the struggles Ker-Chunk Games is currently

that you face.” This type of adversity has definitely helped

working on their first IP called

contribute to Ker-Chunk’s success. “Things will get hard

PrinceNapped. Currently prepping

but never lose sight of what you love doing. Be confident

for an iOS submission and mobile

in yourself and your abilities and listen to the feedback

soft launch, PrinceNapped is a

you receive from your teachers and your peers. Turn any

worked locally for Thrust Interactive on both games for

free-to-play puzzle-based game about a kidnapped

criticism into a learning experience because that is the

major brands and partnerships as a game designer and

prince. Knighton explained, “As the player it is your job

only way you will improve and grow as an artist.”

producer.” They’re still a client of hers to this day as she

to rescue this prince by unblocking his path and getting

owns Ker-Chunk with Knighton.

him to the exit portal with the help of a bounty huntress.”

Knighton started making art early, creating little comic

“BE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES AND LISTEN TO THE FEEDBACK YOU RECEIVE FROM YOUR TEACHERS AND YOUR PEERS.”

As they work on PrinceNapped and other projects, Ker-Chunk games will focus on making a difference in the gaming experience. In

strips with her father. As she began to study animation

PrinceNapped is currently in a soft

at SCAD, she found the intimidating challenge quite

launch phase. The creation of one’s

enjoyable. “When I settled into my major classes it felt

first game takes time but according

like a second home. The teachers were incredible and my

to Proffitt, a solid advisory board

peers were passionate people. We would collaborate on

and surrounding themselves with

projects and help each other achieve our goals,” she said.

people who believe in the mission statement made all the

comparison. Building and keeping a business with a

difference. “Even though our co-founders, advisory board,

happy team - That’s the hard part!”

After graduation, Knighton worked on a series of movies

and even our independent contractors and partners,

for children. She freelanced on films to animated product

had released multiple IPs under their belt with major

design showcases. A few years later, she was contacted

brands, people did not want to invest in a women-led

by former SCAD peers to follow their passion and start

game development start-up so we self-funded by penny

up a video game studio. Knighton commented on the

pinching and continuing to take client work,” she says.

addition they’ll be focusing on the maintenince and possible expansion of their team. Proffittt said, “Building games is easy by

www.ker-chunk.com

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OPINIONS

YOU CA NT RUSH ART written by KATIE MILLER illustrated by WHITNEY CHILDERS

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Being students of art, we understand that the creative

creative mental vault and leave us grasping for a good

process is moody, messy and unpredictable. It is an

idea to run with because well, we can’t show up to class

organic and free flowing experience that often has a mind

empty handed. Our only option at this point is to make

of its own. Creative plans can fall apart without warning

the most of the idea we have and put everything we’ve

and great ideas don’t always come when summoned.

got into it.

Sometimes, in the case of the art student working under strict time limits, inspiration comes too late. It’s the classic case of

CREATING ART FOLLOWS THE SAME ORGANIC PROCESS AS NATURE. NATURE TAKES ITS TIME AND ISN’T ON ANYONE’S SCHEDULE.

turning in what we see as a

We are always in such a time crunch. Creativity suddenly turns into the business of meeting deadlines and getting good grades. We gain skills to produce high-quality portfolios but we

less-than-stellar project because we thought of something

don’t have the luxury to mull over our ideas or change

far more interesting long after it’s been graded. It can

our minds because we have “x” amount of days to

feel like all the creative ideas we’ve wanted to explore

execute them. So instead we may settle for small ideas

finally have their chance, but somehow they all manage

or the first one that pops in our head because they are

to escape us when they’re needed. Or rather we realize

the most practical given a certain time frame we have

they’re much bigger than we anticipated, requiring much

to actually create something. Talk about pressure. This

more time to execute that would surpass the due date.

pressure is unnatural and completely goes against the

The pressure to produce something can freeze our

artist’s process as it should be.


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Due dates and art do not mix well. You can’t rush art because creation itself takes its own sweet time. When

producing portfolio-worthy pieces. It’s the affirmation of

and gets us doing, whether we feel ready or not, which

a job well done and that yes, we can do it.

is both terrifying and necessary. And sure, there may be projects we want to revisit when we have more time,

we try to force that process, we are likely to end up with an unsatisfactory result in the eyes of both our professor

The rush to make art can be an incredible high resulting

but that’s part of it. Like nature, art is a never-ending

and our self. In cases like this, what we present doesn’t

in intense and chaotic expression and little thinking.

process. We could look at it as a blessing in disguise.

even come close to representing our full potential as

Having too much time on our hands to think and

Art school doesn’t kill creativity; it over prepares us so

an artist, which can cause discouragement and the

plan our work can be detrimental. Overthinking our

we get the most out of the experience. It gives us more

desire to redo the assignment when we have more

process can also result in fully developed ideas and

to think about and more to do once we leave. We’re not

the production of a whole lot of

time. Creating art follows the same organic process as nature. Nature takes its time and isn’t on anyone’s schedule. Too bad we can’t do the same.

LIKE NATURE, ART IS A NEVER-EDNDING PROCESS. WE COULD LOOK AT IT AS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE

But what if that’s the whole point?

rushing art, we’re finding out what we’re made of.

nothing. The ideas that came too late were never meant to be used. Being art students forces us to just go for it and shoot for the unexpected and the unplanned.

Perhaps we’re being pushed to our creative limits for

We have embarked on this roller coaster of tired blurry

a greater purpose. To challenge ourselves and to trust

eyes, over priced paint and piles of sketchbooks

our intuition and first instincts under pressure. There’s

with the belief that we can all make it as artists. The

something positive to be said about the nail biting,

pressure we experience exists to stir up our creativity

hair pulling and frantic sketching that goes along with

and to make it come alive. It stops us from overthinking

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FEATURES

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN

WITHOUT SLEEP written by JARROD FOUTS photographed by MARIO FERNANDO model: LAUREN HUDON

I

honestly laughed the first time someone told me the joke that SCAD stands for Sleep Comes After Death. It’s not all that funny anymore. Sleep is an integral part of being human and is essential in the maintenance of our bodies and minds. Put simply, we need sleep. Staying up all night or multiple nights in a row is a recurrent aspect of being a sad, sad SCAD student that only serves the mistaken purpose of making good grades. But what actually happens to our mind and body when we miss out on the correct amount of sleep?

I’ve always had a complicated relationship with sleep ever since I was a kid. Back then I didn’t get too much sleep because I would stare at the shadows in my room, thinking something was hiding in them. As a teenager, I stared at the rising and falling green goo globs in my lava lamp while I obsessed over the future. Today I stare at a computer screen for hours and obsess over my grade. I’m tired. I know all the risks associated with sleeplessness: stress, paranoia, depression, impulsive behavior, even death. I also know what is most important to me: my grades, not my health. I remember my sophomore year when I dozed off for a moment on the road and woke up just as I was about to veer in front of a semi truck. I remember the times I came close to falling asleep again on the road. Being deprived of sleep is horrible. I know others have probably had experiences relateable to one I had not to long ago:

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8:45 p.m. I spent an hour in traffic thinking about all the stuff I had

I tried re-reading the notes and focusing on each point,

to do while the blinking taillights lit up in front of me. I’m

reading them slower, but it isn’t working. The words are

home. I’m already exhausted. I think this is because I didn’t

morphing into gibberish.

get a whole lot of sleep the previous night. The project is due tomorrow. What I should do is set my alarm for 6 a.m. and

2:45 a.m.

get at least five hours of sleep before my first class, but I’m

I’m starting to freak out now. I can’t focus, I feel like garbage

not going to let myself do that because I’ll fall back asleep

and I’ve made minimal progress. My mind won’t stop blasting

and then wind up in a frantic rush to finish before class time.

me with the scene from “The Conjuring” where the gnarled hands come out of the bureau and clap. I’ve got goosebumps

9:45 p.m.

now as I’m starting to imagine this happening with my

I’m fighting a lot of distractions. I have to ask the Google

bedroom door and I turn to look at it every few seconds.

gods and Lynda question after question about Adobe Premiere every few seconds because my experience is limited

4:15 a.m.

and I didn’t take the best of notes in class. While on the

I’ve woken up from a brief nightmare that involved my door

internet, I’m tempted to just scroll through my news feed,

opening and slamming shut on its own. I closed my laptop,

maybe look at pictures of puppies or do something equally

left my room, hurried down the hallway, feeling like I was

mindless. The more my body starts to crave sleep, my ability

being followed. I’m going to try and go to bed when I shake

to stay focused and work efficiently decreases. The desire to

this spooked feeling. If not, I’ll just wait for the sun to come

Google pictures of various carnivorous plants and try to carry

up at six. No further progress made on my project.

on an intelligent conversation with Cleverbot increases. 6:15 a.m. 10:45 p.m.

The sun has started rising, so I went back to retrieve

Adobe After Effects won’t open for some reason. I have a

my laptop. On the way back I stopped and looked in the

headache, so while I’m trying to come up with possible

bathroom mirror. My eyes were bloodshot. I looked down at

solutions to work around this and finish my project,

my hands. They were shaky. The light cast an eerie glow on

nothing is sticking.

everything around me. I opened my bedroom door, expecting to see some evil face with a twisted smile, but instead was

11:45 p.m.

greeted with the remnants of the night: pencils and pens

My head is pounding. My eyes are droopy. If I lay back for

strewn across the desk along with different books, a water

just a second I would be asleep in no time. I look over my

bottle, my laptop and my notebook still open. The writing in

shoulder at my bed: messy, yet undeniably comfortable. I

my notebook transformed into an unknown language around

have this little voice in my head that’s telling me to lay down.

4 a.m., some of the letters trailing off and turning into just

Just 20 minutes. Bargaining is a stage of grief.

scribbles. I still need to go to bed. If I sit down to finish my work, I may just laugh hysterically out of sleep deprivation.

12:45 a.m. I’ve scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed and there’s a

Enough is enough. I’ll set an alarm for a few hours from now.

tab open with a meme of a raccoon on it. I’ve lost focus but

9:15 a.m.

don’t remember how. I’ve decided to take an hour break. I’ll

I woke up at 8 a.m. and finished my project at 9 a.m.

get some water, snacks and read to give my mind a break. I

I’m running on roughly two hours of sleep and a lot of

want to sit down somewhere a little more comfortable than

adrenalin. The project itself isn’t what I would call perfect,

my computer chair but if I do I’ll fall asleep. I wake up from

but since when have I ever looked at my work with anything

a few minute outage with my head in my hands, there’s a

but derision? Jokes aside, there are some things that are

little bubble of drool on my keyboard. Going to get a tissue to

definitely missing from this and my mind is shot to pieces so

clean this up. Lost this battle, but the war effort continues.

finding some way to circumvent this is not happening. So not only is sleep deprivation destroying my health and wellbeing,

1:45 a.m.

it may just kill my grade too. Tonight, I may try and get some

As I attempt to read over some project notes on my break, I

sleep even though it’s finals week. Maybe.

find myself reading the same sentence over and over again.

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WHO WANTS TO BE AN ARTIST?

written by TONESA JONES | illustrated by TORI HURLBURT

I

f you go into an elementary school classroom, I can guarantee you that somewhere on a wall are cardboard cut-outs of professionals meant to inspire children to dream about the career their adult self will have. There will be a firefighter, a police officer, an astronaut, a businessman and a teacher. But you will not see a cardboard cut-out representing an artist.

In 2015, Forbes reported that Fatherly.com surveyed children and discovered that 41 percent of girls aspired to be in a STEM related field while the top professional aspiration for boys was professional athlete. None of the top categories included a creative field. Simon Isaacs,

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founder of Fatherly.com, posited that more girls would

10 lists for degrees that are a waste of money. Not only

aspire to be a pro athlete if they saw more women

is art invisible and underfunded, but the study and

athletes. The same can be said for creative fields, and

pursuit of art as a career is shunned. No wonder young

in spite of the jokes about going to art school, becoming

children would rather dream of being a baseball

a writer, photographer or graphic designer is much more practical and lucrative in the long run than becoming a basketball player.

NOT ONLY IS ART INVISIBLE AND UNDERFUNDED, BUT THE STUDY AND PURSUIT OF ART AS A CAREER IS SHUNNED.

Based on the funding available

player or an astronaut. In 2015, Old Navy introduced shirts for children that illustrated this anti-art sentiment. The shirt read “young aspiring artist,” but

for the arts, congress doesn’t seem to agree. From

the word artist was crossed out and in its place were the

2009 to 2013, Georgia’s congress reduced funding

words astronaut or president. Ignoring the fact that the

for the state’s art community from $3 million to

likelihood of becoming president is one in 10,000,000,

roughly $586,466. Nothing makes art less visible than

Old Navy sent a clear opinion that creative professions

underfunding it. This congressional financial shaft is

were not worthy of a child’s aspiration.

not the only problem the art community faces. The arts have all but disappeared from primary education and

Old Navy’s gaffe did not go unnoticed. Parents

arts and humanities majors are always featured on top

immediately took to social media and criticized the


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PURSUING A DEGREE IN FINE ARTS IS USUALLY MET WITH THE INSULT THAT IT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.

THEY ARE STILL SEEN AS UNEMPLOYABLE HIPSTERS WITH AN ESOTERIC SKILL AND A TON OF STUDENT LOANS DEBT.

retail giant. Buzzfeed reported one parent saying, “As a

from the institutionalization of art: “Now you didn’t

scrutinizing my career choice if they have encountered

mother and a career artist, I’m astounded that a company

go off to Paris and hole up in a garret to produce

words recently in response to any doubt that creative

as large and influential as you are could approve of a

your masterpiece, your Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

writing is a valuable skill.

design that encourages toddlers to stifle their creativity.

or Ulysses, and wait for the world to catch up with

Toddlers. I’m horrified at the thought of putting a shirt

you. Like a doctor or lawyer, you [go] to graduate

Although creative people may gain confidence later

like this on my own 20 month old daughter. Shame,

school—M.F.A. programs [are] also proliferating—and

in life to dream of becoming creative professionals,

shame, shame.” After a public apology, Old Navy

then [try] to find a position.” The image of the destitute

children will not have that dream until the classroom

removed the shirt, but the question remains— why so

artist locked away in a garret may still be the persistent

becomes a space that encourages creativity. With the

much hostility towards creative professions? The problem

image of artists. Although people regularly encounter

rise of creative entrepreneurs, the viability of a creative

is simple: artists have an image problem. They are still

the practical application of art, they rarely connect that

professional will not remain invisible to children, and

seen as unemployable hipsters with an esoteric skill and

work with a liberal arts major.

parents will have to concede that it is a good thing for their child to dream of being an artist.

a ton of student loan debt. Pursuing a degree in fine arts is usually met with the Although the creative professions have been on the rise

insult that it is a waste of time and money. I used to be

since the early 2000s, the term “creative professional”

hesitant about divulging my major, always anticipating

is still relatively new. In 2015, William Deresiewics

a quiet rebuke or scrutinizing eyes that always followed

reported in The Atlantic that the term artist was dead

the question, “So, what are you going to do with that?”

and the emergence of the creative entrepreneur came

Now, I am less hesitant and will usually ask people

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

What 90ss slang word are you?!

I still have my Pogs and slammers!

I totes owned Hammer pants at one point in my life. Crimped hair, don’t care.

I wanted to be a New Kid on the Block when I was little!

DJ Tanner bangs for life!

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Let’s face it – we’re (mostly) all millenials, and for some of us that’s a burden to bear. However, thanks to ever-changing pop culture and the interwebz, we now have a whole millenial language of our own (so that’s pretty neat). This is your chance to embrace your milleniality and discover the heritage that is your own identity in slang word form, yo. Take this quiz and you’ll be Saved by the Bell.

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I have no idea what any of this means. I’m a 2000s kid.

I may or may not have had laser lines.

I heart Steve Urkel! (Did I do that?)

Surge and Crystal Pepsi. enough said.


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Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls. Listen to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.

“I’ll never let go, Jack!” (But I’m still mad she let go.) Hit me baby, one more time!

Hold the phone, I need to feed my Tamagotchi!

My butterfly clips and body glitter are still at my parents house.

Captain Planet was my hero. Ya know, taking pollution down to zero.

I’m still Livin’ La Vida Loca!

PSYCH!

Spice Girls “Wannabe” was my everything (still is).

homeslice You’re always chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool and all shootin’ some b-ball outside of the school.

COOLIO! Life of the party, always bringing your boombox on your shoulder wherever you go!

Whatever ... As if! You’re so much more than this quiz and people know you’re all that AND a bag of chips! Wassssup?

Animaniacs. Rugrats. Ren and Stimpy. DuckTales.

Tubular! You’re bound for the west coast to catch some rays and stay gnarly, dude!

Cowabunga! Turtles in a half shell! TURTLE POWER!

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any of us give kids dirty and confused looks when they recognize a pound sign as a hashtag. It is easy to forget that we grew up in a world where it was just a rarely used button on our touch-tone phones. As nostalgic as we get when thinking of 90s cartoons and floppy disks, the world has rapidly evolved and so have the lifestyles of children being brought up in it.

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There’s a stigma around the sight of children with their

People give kids a lot of flack for doing so, but adults,

heads down in their phones. Those who feel negatively

too, can often be found hyperfocusing on their phones

about the use of technology among today’s youth

while with friends or even while spending time

carry on the trope of getting older and saying how it

with their own children. What children are learning

was better “back in our day.” Every generation will

technologically in such early developmental stages has

have such nostalgic feelings as they meet with their

as much to do with their surrounding technology as it

peers and reminisce. Funny enough, Socrates (who

does the adults aiding in their mental development.

died in 399 B.C.) said, “The children now love luxury.

After all, it’s the responsibility of the adults around

They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they

them to teach children how to turn the page in a

show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of

magazine just as well as they can swipe the screen on

exercise.” Sound familiar?

a cellular phone. According to 10-year-old Jonathan Gramby who is currently being home schooled, everyone


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needs to let kids be. “My mom says it was grown-ups

Kids are learning about the advanced technology around

is definitely something lacking with today’s youth.

that took away school playtime [recess]. You all keep

them. When today’s adults were younger, they were

“Whatever happened to riding bikes through the

giving us this stuff [technology], so don’t be mad at

playing with toy phones that could pretend to call a

neighborhood until the streetlights came on? To playing

us,” he said. Many kids who grew up in the 90s probably didn’t know what an eight track was. Those kids

“YOU MEAN GOING TO THE PARK? THERE’S NOTHING TO DO THERE SOMETIMES EITHER.”

didn’t need to because they had

different person for each button

jump rope and becoming the new dodge ball champion?

pressed. Their parents didn’t

Kids nowadays are missing out on the best parts of

have such toys when they were

their childhood; the vitality that comes with youth.”

kids and it wasn’t a problem.

Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media,

There is something to be said

spoke to Mashable about their report’s findings. “We’re

for the fact that most of them

seeing a fundamental change in the way kids consume media,” he said.

CDs and utilized those CDs because they were growing

still got out to play. They had to

up in a time where they were available. Today’s kids

learn by doing. When Gramby

don’t have to think about cordless phones and they

was asked how he felt about

shouldn’t have to since they have better technology.

kids not going outside to play

Many people who were children during the age of

when at home he said, “There’s

cordless phones being the coolest thing would have

nothing to do outside. [Do] you

loved to be able to talk on the phone without being

mean going to the park? There’s nothing to do there

keep kids entertained for hours. There’s no reason

interrupted by their dial-up internet. With the dawn

sometimes either.” There is definitely a difference in

to harp on kids like premature senior citizens when

of the smartphone, we all have supercomputers in our

how kids spend their play time.

they embrace the wondrous technology around them.

KIDS ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AROUND THEM.

What children find fun is completely up to them. Smartphones can do so many magical things that can easily

Seriously, grow up.

pocket. According to the non-profit agency, Common Sense Media, “More than a third of children under the

The problem many of their elders have is that they

age of two use mobile media. More specifically, the

are replacing it with being outside in the fresh air

study found that 38 percent of kids under the age of

and interacting with their peers in person. Jasmyne-

two have used tablets or smartphones.”

Nicole Walker, M.F.A. writing student, feels that there

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doing so is trivializing, over-

If you were like me when

trendy and is a form of slacking.

I first heard of it, the idea seems like a cop out. A common image of the “activist” shows a proud and defiant revolutionary who is often carried away by law enforcement when they refuse to back down. There will always be a place for those willing to march in the streets, but the efficiencies of the internet has made that passion a lot more complex. However, what these social media platforms featuring recording and sharing technologies really have to offer us is knowledge, and when you have knowledge, you have a chance to find the truth. The term “hashtivism” applies to activism and social dialogue that takes place over social media using hashtags

also been disputes claiming that

iconic activism that has grown along with it. #BlackLivesMatter. It seems that a day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about an injustice committed by police against the black community. Cases like Oscar Grant, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter L Scott and countless others have gained national, and even international attention in no small part due to the prevalence of social media, and the ability to share and record video so easily. The Black

corresponding with activist movements. There are dozens of noteworthy moments in “hashtivism.” From the #WhyIStayed/#WhyILeft movement that was the aftermath of the Ray Rice incident, to #BringBackOurGirls that brought worldwide attention to the atrocities of Boko Haram and the 200 missing Nigerian school girls. You could dedicate

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started off as a hashtag has now become a full‑fledged activist organization with more than 30 chapters. SCAN Magazine spoke with the Atlanta chapter of Black Lives Matter to get their viewpoint on just how much hashtivism and social media can effect change.

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YOUNG PEOPLE ARE WHAT KEEPS THE MOVEMENT SO LIVELY.

SCAN: What are the pros and cons of these technologies?

resources for activists like myself. These tools are

Nowadays my generation, we are known as and

Black Lives Matter Atlanta: The pros of using social

responsible for sharing groundbreaking news stories,

sometimes referred to as the Joshua Generation, which

media is it’s a direct and instant in-your-face resource

current events and those stories mainstream media don’t

simply means we are ready to claim the promised land.

to get the word out and sound the alarm. In today’s

care to inform the public.

Groups such as Black Lives Matter, Fight For $15 and black student organizations ... we are the influential

world we all have camera phones. If you see something you believe is wrong or immoral you can easily whip

When utilizing social media, hashtags are vital to

ones who are fed up with politics, failed leaders, racism

out your smartphone and capture the moment and

further spreading our messages, which makes them

and white supremacy. We will lead massive impactful

with social media you make that video viral. The con

more direct and personal. It allows those who are

protests and shut downs. We aren’t politically correct

is that sometimes you can be jammed up in the court

interested in a certain topic or subject matter to locate

and don’t mind standing up to our oppressors or

of opinion. Often times what is captured on video can

and investigate your story. In terms of hacktivism, it

those who wronged up. Young people are what keeps

look bad because no one ever knows what happened

isn’t anything we support. It’s illegal. Not every activist

the movement so lively. They add a personal touch

leading up to the event, or if you have video of a protest

goes about things in effective ways.

to everything which makes direct actions much more intriguing. People seem to listen more to the youth.

or a direct action, someone’s reckless behavior may be caught on film exposing their face or identification, that

SCAN: Are young people more involved in activism

There was a time when it wasn’t normal for a child to

video can be later used to prosecute that accused.

nowadays, and if so, what are the different ways in

speak and represent themselves. Nowaday’s children are

which they contribute?

forced to defend and take care of themselves, because

BLMA: Activism used to be ran by our elders, they

of our poor leadership and because in some cases our

lead movements and direct actions. When you think of

parents have failed us.

SCAN: What is the place for things like hacktivism* and hashtivism in modern activism? BLMA: Technology and social media has played an integral role in gathering and disseminating information. Times have changed and news and information changes rapidly. Social media sites like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook and the internet as a whole are the key

protesting or boycotting your brain typically thinks of grandparents or civil right icons like Martin Luther King

It looks like the power of youth and their digital tools

Jr., John Lewis etc. They were non-violent and diplomatic

have been able to bring about positive changes in the

asking for justice and quality.

world. Just remember that a tool is only as strong as the person wielding it. *hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.

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