1. Show entomology at its most sublime (magnificent scarab swarms, elaborate roach courtship dances, complex feeding hierarchy and social structure of forest invertebrates at a bait, et cetera) and build support/positivity towards it
2. "Decapitate" irresponsible organizations associated with entomological matters (fearmongering newspapers, exterminators, and "educational" groups) by unmasking their severe biases and inaccuracies
- I have successfully illustrated the Therea roach "logo" and obtained permission for a number of insect vids/pics. There isn't enough footage yet, but my calculations indicate that acquiring/producing it should be easy.
- Thanks to research papers (see previous post), a viable plan for goal 1 exists.
- A viable plan for goal 2 does not exist, because it is a rather tricky and sensitive task
- The research papers give some methods for 2-way feedback (between project & audience) already, but entomology faces unusually high levels of hostility/prejudice when compared to other sciences. The given methods must be modified to suit the situation
- Strange psychological phenomena need to be studied. I have observed fear towards colorful giant moths and iridescent beetles (but almost never butterflies); on the other hand, certain online clips of "cute" but drab-colored insects get little hate
- My biggest fear: outreach might cause unintentional and potentially disastrous cascade effects