There were a real variety of projects; most of which either involved multimedia/film, advertising or feminism. It seems that most comm majors are really into either multimedia/film, advertising or feminism, usually either multimedia/film or feminism.
I fear the day someone makes a multimedia presentation about feminist advertising. It will happen, I tell you.
Anyway, we had a couple of short films, a bunch of rhetorical criticisms and "the great feminist pile of ick" (more on that in a moment).
I was impressed with the films this year. There were two and they were quite good. Adam did a humorous one about overreacting to a psych study, and a girl I didn't know did a fairly arty one on nonverbal communication in which she followed a dog and a 20 month old. I can't explain it, but it was quite good.
Rhetorical critciism is really hard to stand up and talk about for 15 minutes. I'm sure it was interesting to do and made a good paper, but it's hard to present. I felt kind of sorry for some of those people. They obviously had really good papers that they couldn't possibly explain meaningfully in the time allowed.
Oh, yeah, "the great feminist pile of ick". Well, the third or so presentation was this one feminist girl (who I frankly disagree with on a lot of issues) who gave this presentation on how all sex work is bad, degrading to women and so forth. the second to last presentation was by a girl who'd been working as a stripper for the past year and who did her project on the stripper culture and so forth. This was sort of a bad juxtaposition, to say the least. Not fun.
Boyfriend-Chris is here, so I must flit.