As I sit here in the library, frantically studying for a spanish and philosophy exam in the morning, and to finish our portfolio by tomorrow, I took a quick break to check the NYTimes website for info on the latest political developments about the NC democratic primary.
I check their politics front page, and the first link is a graphic slideshow about my hometown Asheville North Carolina, and how its demographic differs from the rest of Western North Carolina. At first glance, I was enthralled that Asheville was mentioned as an important part of selecting our next president. Then I realized that amidst all the towns, restaurants and aesthetics mentioned, that the format to this piece fits concisely and effectively portrays what Asheville is like.
Then it hit me: This effectiveness of this slideshow is everything that we've been talking about in this class. W
These 7 graphic slides presented in a multi-media fashion effectively portray the Ashevillian vibe, and effectively contrast it with the surrounding backwoods remote communities. It got me thinking that this presentation is the best way possible to convey the Asheville vibe. I couldn't imagine describing it in a concise written piece, so its the role of alternative media to do the job, and it does it well. I hope you guys enjoy this piece, and see if it captures what Asheville is like if you've ever been there.
Oh, and make sure you all vote by Friday.