Portfolio of Eli Kahn
Info
“Intersections of Queerness and the Internet” is an anonymous, experimental publication project looking at the importance of the Internet for the LGBTQ+ community, collected through various experiences and artifacts, and bound by hand with a variation of the kettle-stitch.
Queer/Internet Publication
Research, Publication, Bookbinding
2019
Advisors
Jayme Yen
Research
As a Millennial growing up with technology, I have experienced plenty of highs and lows with regard to the internet. As a queer person, however, I find myself ultimately owing my coming-out experience to the Internet. I was curious if this was something shared across my generation in the LGBTQ+ community. Thus, the foundation for my publication.

I utilized the anonymous nature of Reddit to collect most of my digital artifacts. I posted requests similar to this in various queer subreddits, while remaining as transparent as possible. All of my findings are tagged by the timestamp of when I received them, a nod to the digital nature of this research.