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    Comparative Research – Sam Johnson & Rikki Poynter

    The two people I am going to compare in this communication exercise is Sam Johnson, the creator of The Student Volunteer Academy based in Christchurch NZ, and Rikki Poynter based in America, is the creator of #NoMoreCRAPtions.  I will be assessing the communication channels used, and the targets aimed for. I will also assess how effective each of them was in reaching their target audiences. I will be asking how successful each has been in getting a positive response enabling change for their target audiences? And has the change had a bigger influence than expected? How they’re similar They both have chosen social justice projects Sam chose to rally and…

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    Rikki Poynter

    Rikki Poynter is a YouTuber I have been subscribed to and have been following for roughly three years. In total, Rikki’s YouTube channel has just hit three million views and her most popular video has over 530,000. She is deaf and also suffers other chronic health issues that she covers on her channel. She talks about these subjects in her YouTube videos and in her travels all over America. She is well known for her campaign #NoMoreCRAPtions targeted towards influencers/YouTubers. Her aim is to influence the YouTubers/influencers to write their own subtitles instead of the auto-generated subtitles provided by YouTube which are inaccurate, inappropriate and as a result, quite often…

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    Rosa and Her Artistic Journey So Far…

    Rosa Coutts is currently a student at NMIT studying the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design. Rosa was originally a self-taught Artist, she started this course in hopes to learn about the proper process behind different mediums and expand her skill set with different mediums and techniques. Since starting this course, she has developed an interest in oil painting. Rosa naturally started her artistic journey as a child and was encouraged by her family. She liked to draw, paint and sew – she used to cut up old clothes from opp shops and make them in to clothes for her Pippa dolls, then later started making clothes for her…

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    Discovering Arbus

    DISCOVERING ARBUS A short article by Stella Wilson.  NMIT 2018. Arbus was a photographer based in New York City (NYC) who took photos in the nineteen sixties and seventies. She is famous for portraits of individual characters such as dwarves, transvestites, nudists, and troubled children.  Arbus is mostly known for her very quirky perception of the world, rather than for how she was perceived by others.  Her photographs were not necessarily flattering of her subjects. In fact they were often quite exposing or aesthetically un-pleasing and were sometimes even considered offensive.  Lisette Model who was Arbus’s teacher and early influence, was unsure if she should release such controversial content. Why…

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