This week, our art activity was a “fiber art social network”. This included stapling a picture of ourselves to a wall with the rest of our class and connecting them with yarn to people we have developed relationships with before and throughout the semester.
I thought this was a cool exercise because it made us all realize that without knowing it, we have all made some kind of relationships with a number of people just by showing up to class, doing activities, and bumping into people while exploring the art galleries. When digesting the information in the “fiber art social network” post, a few things came to mind. Although I have a good amount of Facebook friends, I only really maintain strong relationships with a select few of them. I am kind of an introverted person, so this makes sense. I would prefer 4 strong relationships to 25 weak ones. Personally, I think Facebook “friends” are just people that you know. I think its kind of like saving them so that you can still have opportunities to make ties with them even if you don’t see each other as often as you do close friends.