Media Escapism

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.

My project is about the way people use forms of media as escapism. I also want to touch on the way media is purposely used as a way to disconnect people from themselves and their peers. The types of media I noticed that are used heavily with escapism is usually anime/cartoons. I noticed that people will often project themselves onto characters from anime in an unhealthy way.

What do you want to get out of this project?

I want to understand/explore the unhealthy results of the overconsumption of media.

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Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.

How does the consumption of anime contribute to escapism?


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

Last Day of Project Cycle
July 1, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.


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How do I embed my work product on notion?

Click below where it says "Untitled" this will open a new page with an embed block. You can click on this embed block to upload a file or link from your computer. You might also choose to create your project write on that untitled page itself.

Add a short description and cover photo

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Work Product


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

My project helped me understand the philosophic idea of Escapism. This helped with my study of philosophy in general, but my project also helped me understand how anime contributes to escapism. Escapism is a problem I used to deal with a lot, but through studying, I learned how to overcome it a bit.

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

This project was a bit challenging for me, because I watch anime a lot, and fall easily to escapism. It's usually hard to write/study about something you like in a bad light, but it was still good exposure.

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

I engaged with the material mostly because they were problems I've dealt with before. I also noticed it was an issue I noticed a lot of other people have, which made me want to study it more. I think the knowledge of overcoming a bad cycle of escapism will always be useful to me.


Use the pages below "QR Partner Feedback" and "Faculty Feedback" to find places for improvement.

QR Partner Peer Feedback Round 1
QR Partner Peer Feedback Round 2
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