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  1. Mar 2018
    1. The record’s contents previously appeared on a CD-ROM in 1992, and about two years ago NASA uploaded the nature sounds and greetings on SoundCloud

      Soundcloud is a great way of organizing the sounds into a playlist, This could be both visual mode and spatial.

    2. Two copies of the gold-plated copper record left Earth on Voyager 1 and 2, the first of which eventually left the solar system.

      This could be linguistic when the author is explaining the description of the gold record, calling its material copper and what is laid out on top of the record which is gold.

    3. Forty Years Later, the Golden Record Goes Vinyl The audio comes from the original tapes that sat untouched in an underground warehouse since the Voyager launched in 1977.

      The title and subtitle is an example of spatial mode, using the main title as the header and underlying it with a subtitle explaining the audio briefly.

    4. Notes from the time of the record’s original production were sometimes lacking or wrong, and online searches for some of the names listed turned up obituaries instead of contact information.

      This would primarily be spatial mode using substantive notes to lead one to discovering new information. Notes are often organized to a certain extent or as a whole to guide a individual to there answer or new speculations of what they are studying.

    5. “It was absolutely sublime,” Pescovitz said. “The quality was like nothing we’d ever heard.” Sound engineers then transferred the audio on the tapes to digital files.Here’s an excerpt of the remastered audio:

      The Author gives us an excerpt of the perfected remastered audio what had come from sound engineers, He communicates to the audience us the readers how it sounds by using a source of media, Soundcloud this is a prime example of aural mode using music to communicate his statement.

    6. CD-ROM in 1992, and about two years ago NASA uploaded the nature sounds and greetings on SoundCloud, without the music.

      NASA i presume by doing this had used both aural and spatial mode, Aural mode by communicating sound with nature sounds and greetings to extraterrestrials, and spatial mode by organizing which sounds are to be heard to create the possibility of getting a positive response from "extraterrestrials".

    7. Forty years later, the Golden Record is now on vinyl, and can be ordered online for $98.

      Records of the past are easily attainable in our present time, We're able to download lots of music which are considered artifacts, as in fragments of musics past just through media fire or torrents.

    8. “When you’re seven years old and you hear that there’s a group of people who are creating a phonograph record that’s actually a message to extraterrestrials and attaching it to two space probes and launching it into the solar system and beyond—it sparks the imagination,” Pescovitz said. “That stuck with me.”

      I see both gestural and aural mode being at use here. Sending the phonograph attached to the space probes off into the stratosphere onwards to space is a way of greeting themselves physically with these combined objects, we can make the analogy of this towards someone presumably waving. Aural mode has presence in the Phonograph since it hones the element of sound.

    9. Using audio from the original tapes from the 1970s, a small team in California has put the Golden Record on vinyl for the first time.

      This is also aural It states that from using the tapes it was able to achieve putting a golden record onvinyl, this allows the listeners to be able to consume sounds of which are meant to be heard through vinyl, The audio was the primary source of which had lead to the possibility of it being heard making it Aural.

    10. The audio comes from the original tapes that sat untouched in an underground warehouse since the Voyager launched in 1977.

      The subtitle identifies as Aural Mode solely because it references one of the elements of sound "audio" which comes from the "original tapes" which is an exterior way of using sound, Tapes can be an adequate way of using aural mode to convey a message towards an audience.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. colors

      Are those colors you speak of apart of the lgbtq movement that he in a way separates himself as one defining who he is as an individual? If he is speaking of himself separately from the movement this gives this section even more power overall defining his legacy.

    2. Dunlap, David W. “David Feinberg, 37, an Author Who Wrote of Life With AIDS.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Nov. 1994, www.nytimes.com/1994/11/04/obituaries/david-feinberg-37-an-author-who-wrote-of-life-with-aids.html. “Eighty-Sixed.” Google Books, books.google.com/books/about/Eighty_sixed.html?id=Kk8rAQAAIAAJ. David B. Feinberg, Tony Kushner (Introduction), et al. “Queer and Loathing.” By David B. Feinberg, www.goodreads.com/book/show/426711.Queer_and_Loathing. Quilt , NAMES. “Exploring the Quilt .” AIDS Quilt Touch, aidsquilttouch.org/experience-quilt. Wentzy, James. “David Feinberg Reading.” Vimeo, 7 Feb. 2018, vimeo.com/200391668.

      These are proper citations, which i may have just learned something just by looking at this page that may help me to format my own citations when needed.

    3. David Feinberg Panel Primary Source Description

      Last thing I would say about this page is that you could possibly add a brief interview that involves David Feinberg that may be online that could enhance the description of his personality, although the description from his books may well be enough this could make it even stronger then it is already

    4. David Feinberg did not need distraction and thrill through bold colors to memorialize him because his writing itself was bold and colorful enough itself.

      I think thats cool because you in a way state how he had separated himself from other activists and writers which made him unique giving him his own legs to stand.

    5. While this is not a research project on each book (that might very well be my next step) we can see how the quilt is directly alluding to the importance of writing in David Feinberg’s life.

      Its great that you acknowledge that you may have to dig further into his work to truly understand him and his motives, and why it was important to him.

    6. From only a tiny excerpt of his book preface, we can see Feinberg’s own personal attitudes towards living with HIV/AIDS. Feinberg does not sugar coat the realities of HIV/AIDS which is part of the reason his writing is such impactful. While many at the time were denied the severity of HIV/AIDS through denying funding for research, Feinberg used his voice to speak up and speak out against the narrative. 

      This is a well thought description to give us an overall idea of who David Feinberg was as an individual and how he saw things through, It gives us an idea of his passion and drive which I believe was great to add aside to these descriptions.

    7. I was left with the difficulty of answering this question. As the NAMES gallery was left with little information on him as a person, it was up to me to investigate and get to know about the life of Mr. Feinberg.  Where do I start? With little to know information and such a minimal panel, I was fearful that my research may end before it even began. However, all it took as a simple Google search of “David Feinberg” and I realized that the quilt is filled with never-ending opportunities to research the legacy of an activist. 

      I think its well that you were self conscious about how the project could turn left or right either way, Then you do further research on Mr.Feinberg which had brought some sort of contrast to your original thought of what could have possibly happened.

    8. While minimal in color it alludes to many of Mr. Feinburg’s interests.

      I like that you foreshadowed how the minimalism in the color palette of this panel leads us to Mr.Feinburg's general interest.

    1. All objects signify; some signify more expressively than others. As the list of objects studied over the course of time in a single university seminar attests, the possibilities are virtually limitless-especially considering that no two individuals will read a given object in the same way.

      " it cannot be denied that the machete is a powerful symbol of violent, popular revolt, a tool/weapon freighted with centuries of significance.("john cline what is a machete anyways?")

      This quote form the machete article relates to what is said in this haltman article on a perfect note mostly because the machete had a reputation built around it over the past decades making it to be known as a violent tool.

    2. Rather than saying what a visual image means, description tells us houran image has opened itself up to an interpretation.”

      Description lets us form our own interpretation, Description opens several gates to the ways of how we could think of an object, People visualize things in their own way we account to what we see in something.

    3. Description provides the bridge between the realm of the material and thatof concepts and ideas.

      Description allows us to explore an open world of ideas to what something can be or could be, I think of History behind an object as one description,propaganda,war, and the use of the object in the past can give us the idea or concept of what material is. In the machete article he mentions movie villains, war, and villagers killing their neighbors this is history, this is the history behind the machete from the experience of others and its portrayal.

    4. We do not explain pictures: we explain remarks about pictures-or rather, we explain pictures only in so far as we have considered them under some verbal description or specification . . . Every evolved explanation of a picture includes or implies an elaborate description of that picture.”

      Remarks are what beliefs others in society had confirmed to which forms an attitude of some sort towards what the object is. Remarks are capable of forming misconception or even the truth behind material, Otherwise the whole world would have thought the same about certain material we confirm to the Remarks that aligns with our own personal beliefs.

    5. Render it as easy and appealing to read, as effortlessly interdependent in its parts as the object itself. Producing a sketch or schematic drauving may further this process, but avoid uasting precious words at this point on introductions, conclusions, restatements of the assignment, or autobiographicalconfessions; just describe uhat you see. But be sure to enjoy the pleasures

      The author is saying we should be clear and precise as much as possible to give the audience a clear idea of what we see with our own eyes and what feelings it imparts to ourselves. The man in the machete article had a similar experience through this with the actions of the machete him giving his own idea in detail of what the instrument is.

    6. Thoroughly describe this object, paying careful attention, as relevant, to all of its aspects-material, spatial, and temporal. Be attentive to details (for which a technical vocabulary will almost certainly prove useful), but ever keep an eye on the big picture.

      Every detail within the object is some sort of instrument to finding the answer to the meaning of it's use,purpose, and what motivates people to use such an object. We should be precise when describing material to indicate what culture lies beneath the object Prown is giving us the idea to incubate ourselves into the object to truly understand it. Patience, we can make an analogy with patience and a mother bird laying on her eggs till the birth of her children, Prown is saying that patience and time allows us to spot the details of an object. This in a way goes along the lines of what the man in "what is a machete anyway" was doing, He held a machete, he used the machete, and he knows what it's capable of doing.

    7. Material culture, in this view of it, is consequently less an explanatory thanan exploratory practice.

      I see Material Culture as a part of history, Material culture is like an guide to the idea of what makes an Object apart of a decade or several events in the past and present. Material Culture is apart of the world and peoples lives in the past and the ones living in the present as of now. When we dig deeper into Material and the culture and significance behind it we began to understand why It is apart of history and why it describes a time and place in the past and the world today.

    8. We begin with the premise that in objects there can be read essential evidence of unconscious as well as conscious attitudes and beliefs, some specific to those objects original makers and users as individuals, others latent in the larger cultural milieus in which those objects circulated.

      People have an idea of what underlies what a machete should be and it's purpose, I believe to have an unconscious belief is to confirm to what others beliefs are within an object. When we have a conscious belief we're able to determine what an object is to us and what are the motives and meaning behind the inanimate object.

    9. The more self-conscious one becomes, the more complex one’s relationship to an object becomes, physically and ocularly as well as psychologically and experientially. For the purpose of analysis, there is value in isolating different realms of deductive response so that these can be handled more circumspectly


      The author of the what is a machete anyways had a real experience with the object that made him question himself about the power of a weapon used for fun or a tool whilst turning into a violent weapon. Haltman's statement I believe corresponds to this effectively, it does because this was a psychological experience when the authors friend had grabbed the machete from the bush when they encountered a stranger, They questioned their relationship with the Object making them question their own morals with the use of a dangerous object such as the "machete"

    10. THE ESSAYS COLLECTED in this volume, intended for both scholars and students, exemplify the methodology they share, familiarly known as Prownian analysis, the history and theoretical underpinnings of which are elucidated by Jules Prown himself in the Preface and opening contribution to this volume.

      The text is describing how we're obliged to study particular areas of objects within a text scaling from top to bottom, every detail is a part of the blueprint to what makes the object what it is. When I read "What is a Machete, Anyway?" I learned how it became visualized as a symbol for violence, History and it's relation to humans had formed this conception of what a Machete should be. The machete article and Haltman reading correlates with one another since the article goes in depth of the use of Machetes in the past and present.We have to try to understand what makes the object what it is and what's its use for.

  3. Jan 2018
    1. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/what-is-a-machete-anyway/280705/

      The machete initially known as a tool is now seen as a weapon used to intend harm when seen in the hands of criminals. The machete is a tool previously used by farmers or people in rural areas, they would use the machete to cut grass, or other resources they acquired.

    2. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/what-is-a-machete-anyway/280705/

      Machetes are considered a cheap alternative for guns, neighbors had the utilities to slaughter each other with the own tools they used in their own fields, The use of machetes lead to genocides destroying tutsi people. Ordinary people would have rather used the machete for gruesome activities. The machete once a simple tool has grown to become a symbol for violence in the present.

    3. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/what-is-a-machete-anyway/280705/

      The machete although a tool can quickly become a weapon in the hands of everyday people, for example when overthrowing corrupt leaders the people would revolt back in a machete they had used for their own labor. It is seen as a political symbol because it signifies the strength of the villagers or normal citizens revolting.

    1. Picture #27 https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/ The women holding the torch while sprinting up the stairs demonstrates a form of female empowerment and valiant courage.

    2. Picture #30 (https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/) Robert F. Kennedy is shown lying on the floor after being shot three times by a man named Sirhan. The Picture is intense because of what had happened the lighting and the coloring only makes it more harrowing.

    3. Picture #29 https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/ Robert F. Kennedy as shown in the picture can be seen having the same charisma as his brother John F. Kennedy.

    4. Picture #24 https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/<br> The picture which is shown illustrates the horrors that were faced during the civil war in Nigeria, the war itself for freedom as shown in the photograph draws in negative externalities which cause damage to those who stand aside such as children. From what i gather when can suppose that there were over 1,000 casualties within a day in Nigeria at the time.

    5. Picture #14 The atlantic

      https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/ the world has no leader it's as if it collapsed, Individuals apart of the civil right groups had just lost a revolutionary leader his death aroused anger and chaos.Their leader had spoken from heart and thought, I think of it like this, violence just brought further retaliation from those who followed someone who represented change.

    6. I am a man The atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/50-years-ago-in-photos-a-look-back-at-1968/550208/) The picture shows a group of protestors who're overall african american. The fascinating thing about the picture is that their is contrast shown between the black protestors and the white protestor, They're wearing a sign "I'm a man" while the white man isn't, I believe it underlies a message that a white person didn't have to fight to achieve status as a man, while black individuals had to remind the world that they're human. The other soldiers outfits are darkened while one soldier's outfit is white this is another example of contrast shown, the white man with the protestors direction is pointed towards the man in white in-between the soldiers this to me symbolizes status the white man is usually seen at a higher status and the man in white is the commander being above the other soldiers which i found interesting. The differences between the people in the image makes the picture more powerful and true to its meaning.