With so many interesting projects and blog posts from our journal it was hard to pick what I wanted to focus on for my final project, but after racking my brain for a little I decided to put a spin on my “Alien Invasion,” blog post for the location-based exercise we did for class. In this post I talked about how I wanted the aliens to take care of Earth because majority of people are careless when it comes to keeping this clean, whether that’s your room or the environment there are all sorts of factors to bettering the planet and your overall space.
I made this location based specifically to Pitt-Johnstown, basically documenting the trash found around campus and giving a look to what one would see when just simply Googling the university… hint: there’s no trash on Google Images. I took it upon myself to make it public how careless or carefree college students are, just littering whatever, whenever they feel with no regards for the place they live. Which is what I talked about in my alien blog post.
The pieces of trash did not get there itself, those who littered unknowingly contributed/collaborated to my project and for that I thank you, but pick up your garbage. I walked around campus at random times for a week or so taking photos with my iPhone 7, since the snow has melted and grounds keepers started cutting the grass regularly I was pleased to notice that not as much trash was on campus as there was through the winter months, guess you can’t run over beer cans on a lawnmower.
Obviously, a lot of the trash I photographed migrated more towards fraternity’s such as Sig Tau even though that haven’t had an open party for sometime now the brothers have taken over the trash pile up. With cigarette butts galore outside of their front door, I asked one brother why they don’t use to can specifically for butts right by the bench and he told me about a time when they had a party and there were so many cigs in there that it caught on fire and of course some drunken idiot decided to pee on it in hopes to be the hero of the night. I responded with “I’ll buy you guys a better bucket, with some water in it.” Then there seemed to be a bean bag incident outside of their lodge as well, which I have no idea what happened with that so be creative with what you think happened!
Even though I pissed off a brother in the process since I tagged their location I’m sure they got notified of the photos I posted, but I quickly let him know if was for a class project and I didn’t mean any harm or to be offensive towards them.
I do have 2 followers, which are both Sig Tau brothers!
As with all of the posts I speculated to what I think happened and how that piece of trash got there. And, before you ask I did pick up majority of the things I came across, but the beanbag beads would’ve been a little difficult.
This final project was a good way to get some cardio in, and see how observant I am when looking around campus. This project also goes to show that not everything online is going to be the same in person, just like Catfish! Here is a link to the Instagram page!
Thanks for an awesome semester Marissa!! (: