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  1. Mar 2018
    1. The set contains three LPs and a book of the photos that were encoded in the original record

      These sets incorporate not only aural, but also the visual mode as well. The choice of doing this reaches out to not just one group of people but instead two. Doing this allows differents modes to reach more people.

    2. Forty Years Later, the Golden Record Goes Vinyl

      The title of this article lets readers know from the beginning of this article that this will be focusing on an aural mode product.

    3. The dozen extra copies that remained were distributed to mostly NASA facilities

      Where are the NASA facilities that have these copies? Are they available to outside people or is it classified to the outside eye?

    4. popular songs, sounds from nature, photographs, spoken greetings in dozens of human languages and one whale language—was, and still is, an alien civilization capable of deciphering the instructions on the cover to learn about one small world in the universe

      As stated in the Ball text, the mode or details in which you decide to get your message out, is determined on your audience. This article displays this exact idea, because they have devoted all of this just for their audience.

    1. It uses linguistic, visual, and spatial modes of communication, just like the 1936 map does, but it also includes interactivity (a gestural mode).

      Today, we see many things that are color coordinated. This helps us as the readers thoroughly understand what they are trying to inform us on.

    2. The gestural mode includes: • facial expressions • hand gestures • body language • interaction between people

      Gestural mode is a mode that is very prominent in humans everyday activities.

    3. The aural mode focuses on sound. Whether we are talking about a speech, a video demonstration, sound effects on a Web site, or the audio elements of a radio program, the aural mode provides multiple ways of communicating and understanding a message, including: • music • sound effects • ambient noise/sounds • silence • tone of voice in spoken language • volume of sound • emphasis and accent

      The Golden Record was definitely a form of the aural mode. This was a record that was changing over time depending on what was important during that time. But allof these changes stayed consistent in one thing; sound.

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      The visual mode is probably the mode that many young viewers can relate to. The choice to incorporate Twitter as an example was interestingly important, because that is something that many people can relate to and that most people see everyday.

    5. e linguistic mode is not always the most impor-~ tant mode of communication.

      We are very used to writing things when we are trying get a message to someone. The author is letting readers know that although this is the most well-known mode, its not the only way of doing so. In choosing to do this they have allowed for readers to now wonder in what ways could they now begin to communicate things.

    6. The Five Modes of Communication This chart of the modes is based on a diagram created by the New London Group.

      This may cause many peopletowonder, are these the only ways of communicating something, or are there more modes?

    7. ltngu1stte, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial

      These are the chosen modes of communication the author chose to point out. This broadens many ways that readers may choose to decide to carry on as far as their next papers or next time they are trying to get a point across to someone. They are now made aware the multiple ways of doing so. Which overall will make their arguments not only valid but interesting while doing so.

    8. The choice of whether to use video or animation, color or black and white, slow motion or other special effects, arc all deliberate """'"' considerations based on what the advertiser is trying to sell and ~o whom.

      Does your audience determine the way in which you decide to organize your message being sent? The author is acknowledging readers that depending on what you are trying to sell or what message yo are trying to convey, is determined based off of who your audience is.

    9. A Performance Is a Multimodal Tex

      Many may wonder how exactly is a performance a formof a text. How can a dance be conveying a message. But the bigger question that should be formed is after knowing this, changing your view on every performance you see from here on out. Realistically, every performance has a deeper meaning than just for the mere purpose of entertaining the audience. Just a multimodals do they convey some sort of message.

    10. Academic essays, biology posters, statistical PowerPolnt presenta-tions, lolcats

      These are four completely different ways of getting an idea across to an audience. If someone is reading this for the first time they may ask themselves how can these completely different ways be similar in any way. It is reasonable to ask this question because it is difficult to see easily how an lolcat can be related to an academic essay. This toos off this reading because it starts off fromthe jump letting readers know what they are about to help make sense to readers.

  2. Jan 2018
    1. The crayon, or perhaps more accurately “crayon-like object”, is 22-milimetres long and seven-millimetres wide, an elongated structure comprised primarily of haematitite, although with some small hard pieces of other minerals embedded.

      In this article we see Materson displaying those major attributions to a good description that Haltman spoke of in his text. "The key to good description is a rich, nuanced vocabulary". We see him giving readers a description that gives a sense of imagery here. Had there not been a picture, with this description readers would have been able to create an image in their head. We see this "rich, nuanced vocabulary" that Haltman suggested, in this article.

    1. materialexpression

      Is material expression another way of saying describing an object?

    2. object'svisualandphysicaleffectinwords

      Relating to Maguire, where he says use things you can drop on your feet. Meaning physical things, realistic things.

    3. Descriptionanddeduction,reallyprocessesofenablement,makeitpossibletodeferandhencetocontroltheinterferenceofbiasandassumptioninrecognizingwhatanobjectis.

      You mustn't give details in a bias way but rather describe in a way that readers can make their own inferences from what you see and not what you think.

    4. inadditiontoactiveverbs,narrativestructureandmeaningfultransitions

      He is not only emphasizing active verbs, but also using good structure as well. Which also reminds readers that description is not the only thing that can make a good paper.

    5. Howdoestheobjectmakeonefeel?Specifically,whatinorabouttheobjectbringsthosefeelingsout?Asthesewillbe,toacertainextentatleast,personalresponses,thechallenge-beyondrecognizingandarticulating-istoaccountforthemmaterially.Thepointistobegintorecognizethewaysinwhichtheobjecthascreateditseffect.Thesemoreemotionaldeductionsserveasabridgetospeculationaboutmeaning

      Feelings bring out a more in depth view into the material.

    6. Ratherthansayingwhatavisualimagemeans,descriptiontellsushouranimagehasopeneditselfuptoaninterpretation.”

      Telling what it means tells only your **interpretation of the image. While describing the image givs room for others to form their own interpretations.

    7. Onlyactiveverbsanddescriptiveprosecastinanactivevoiceservetoestablishcauseandagency

      Using verbs that are descriptive, which gives a more in depth meaning to it.

    8. Thisiswhythewordswechooseinsayingwhatweseehavesuchfarreachingimportance.Itisoutofourparaphraseofwhatweseethatallinterpretationgrows.Speakingofpictures,forwhichwemightSubstituteobjects,MichaelBaxandallhasnoted:“Wedonotexplainpictures:weexplainremarksaboutpictures-orrather,weexplainpicturesonlyinsofaraswehaveconsideredthemundersomeverbaldescriptionorspecification...Everyevolvedexplanationofapictureincludesorimpliesanelaboratedescriptionofthatpicture.”Descriptionprovidesthebridgebetweentherealmofthematerialandthatofconceptsandideas

      The way describe things that we see gives a deeper intell on what is being portrayed. Our descriptions give an idea of the connection between the picture and the worldly view on it.

    9. Asthelistofobjectsstudiedoverthecourseoftimeinasingleuniversityseminarattests,thepossibilitiesarevirtuallylimitless-especiallyconsideringthatnotwoindividualswillreadagivenobjectinthesameway.Sohowtochoose?

      There are numerous ways to seeing things. Since everyone is different, people will see something and have two completely different aspects on that thing.

    10. totheseobjects'culturalsignificance;attentionnotjusttowhattheymightbesaidtosignifybut,asimportantly,tohowtheymightbesaidtosignify;totheirgerundialmeaning(activeverbform:tobringmeaningintobeing),totheuaytheymean,bothphenomenologicallyandmetaphorically

      Its not merely about what is being said to describe something meaningful, but digging deeper into the how it is said. What the significance of the way its said and how that is impactful to the piece.

    1. they themselves can finally see what they are talking about.

      Not only will readers be able to visualize the analysis, but also the writer. Which is kind of ironic, but true when you actually think about it. The idea that you as the writer can actually see what you have thought was to only get a point across to others, you also did that for yourself in an unconscious way.

    2. They start to write with good examples, though they don't think of them as examples, but as objects.

      This is where Haltman and Maguire tie in together as i stated before. Rather than the word example, they turn into descriptions.

    3. writing with things you can drop on your foot

      I believe this is a great way at looking at things as far as being descriptive. Using actually objects, things that your audience can actually visualize in their head while reading. This will allow readers to be more engaged because they can relate more.

    4. A writer uses abstract words because his thoughts are cloudy; the habit of using them clouds his thoughts still further; he may end by concealing his meaning not only from his readers but also from himself.

      This definitely goes hand in hand with Haltmans stance on not creating a bias essay.

    5. abstractions are what you get when you pull back from (or abstract from) concrete reality -- from the world of thing

      These are things that are below the surface. Things that are easily skimmed over, but could be valuable if people actually take a deeper look into describing them.

    6. the giving of examples as a skill

      Although in Haltman's text he doesnt exactly say examples, they both give the idea to be descriptive, use examples. They obviously both feel like thiese are the steps to creating a great paper.

    7. The Secret to Good Writing: It's About Objects, Not Ideas

      The title alone will grasp a readers attention. Even those who know how to write well will read this article, because there is always room for improvement.

    8. abstract ideas derive from objects.

      Relating back to the Haltman text, where he also beieves in description of the object. He makes it a point to saying that objects is where your best ideas will come from, without actually focusing on the idea..

    9. Like the teachers at New Dorp, I believe in conscious skill instruction and over the years have made my own list of missing skills.

      Similar to the Haltman text, where he gave instructions on his idea of "missing skills"

    10. many students show up in a freshman comp class believing they can't write, and their opinion is valid. They don't realize that it's because they lack certain skills that were common among college freshmen 40 years ago.

      Many students lack the fundamentals, which is why the criteria in high school should be alternated. Things that were in the criteria back then aren't in the high school agenda now. Which makes it more difficult for students to write a goodItalic** paper.