Class 08 THU FEB 09
How would you construct an experiment to test the Hypothesis “Bees Don’t Fly in the Dark”?
Too Late to Meme
First, you might need to know who Christopher Walken is. He has one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But it never occurred to me that he resembled a famous actress until I saw a particular image of him as a young man.
The first time I saw this image of Christopher Walken, I struggled to figure out who he reminded me of.
When it hit me that he resembled Scarlett Johanssen, I went looking for an appropriate image of her to build a meme.
And I found several.
But they’d already been paired to show the same resemblance I had noticed.
I was too late to be the first to build the meme. I have the same reaction when I go looking for sources to PROVE my hypothesis. If I find a source that claims exactly what I’ve been thinking, I’m disappointed that I wasn’t first. Now, what can I add to the conversation?
Back to the rabbit hole until I find something no one else has noticed.
How to Avoid the Dark
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Powerful Rhetoric 1.
From the president of Colombia.
Powerful Rhetoric 2.
From Topher Grace in “Traffic”
Same message, different medium.
DEADLINE: Before Class WED FEB 16
First, review the “lecture” called “Claim Types.” You’ll want a quick review of some basic ways to categorize the dozens of ways we can transmit information, opinion, facts, in language.
The non-Portfolio PTSD Claims Task is a critical reading exercise of an assigned reading. It is designed to take less than two hours to complete and has a one-week deadline. The first part of the assignment is to read or listen to the article “Is PTSD Contagious?” The second part is to spend ONE HOUR selecting very short excerpts from the article and identifying the claims it contains.
Music in the Half Pipe
For an Olympic freeskier who also studied piano, running the half pipe is making music.