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  1. Mar 2018
    1. I currently use the Netvibes RSS reader because it provides three levels of organization that I can sync with my mental priorities.98 I have public dashboards, private ones, another one I use for academic matters, and still another for changing interests. Each dashboard makes it possible for me to easily create a series of tabs for different topics. I have a Netvibes "page" for digital journalism, for example, and tabs on that dashboard for new tools, new methods, citizen journalism, crap detection, and the news business.

      Similar to how different magazines and newspapers helped identify who was in the picture that was posed as a facebook, different tools are made to benefit and add on to research to find accurate sources.

    2. So you see, when it comes right down to it, crap-detection is something one does when he starts to become a certain type of person. Sensitivity to the phony uses of language requires, to some extent, knowledge of how to ask questions, how to vali­date answers, and certainly, how to assess meanings.

      To fully master he art of detecting false information, it is best to start to question, not doubt, everything and think logically. Literature terms such as tone, thesis, theme and more can initially guide one to find true meanings behind what is actually written.

    3. Adding words can return more precise answers, yet that means restricting the scope of the results. Frequently, at the beginning of a series of searches, you want to start more broadly. "Choose keywords that you think will appear on the page you seek, put yourself in the mind-set of the

      The idea of choosing specific and key words to advance a search reminds me of metadata we learned this semester. To advance search a material, it is best to start out broad and then to narrow down the search.

    4. Anybody who has spent suf­ficient hours or years surfing the Web can sense when a Web site is bro­ken or obviously badly designed,

      The ability to simply tell the accuracy of a web site all depends on the amount of experience a person has acquired. To detect crap or in other words false information, practice, awareness, and time are vital.

    5. This told me that Twitter can be an hour or more faster than existing news networks-if you know how to triangulate.

      Twitter along with other social media platforms are a great way to express ideas and gain information on various topics, but also it is imperative to keep in mind what all is being shared, said, and written. The crap detection method extends to social media as well.

    6. When my daughter asked, "How can I tell if anything I find on the Web is real?" I told her to "think skeptically, look for an author, and then see what others say about the author.

      The sad thing about the 21st century is that although there are many easier accessible resources people still go with the easiest route and that often relates to getting the wrong information. People now days do not want to think too much about a source because they assume because it is on the internet it is automatically somewhat true.

    7. that all is not what it seems to be online,

      The direct relationship this text has with the one by Shane Scott addresses how not everything that is portrayed online is accurate. For example, the Facebook profiles were definitely not accurate. The use of false information and stealing someone's identity is a felony.

    8. So while age can be a factor in crap-detection fluency, experience and engagement may be more important. A ten-year-old online game enthusi­ast or videoblogger may do more sophisticated credibility testing than an eighteen-year-old college student who doesn't use the Web much

      Although, age is a factor in how to detect false information, it all depends on the context being displayed. Some people are more passionate about one topic than others are. The more practice are awareness that is raised, the easier and better will the work of detecting fake information will be.

    9. Take the Web site's design into account, but don't count on it. Profes­sional design should not be seen as a certain indicator of accurate content (Genochoice and Hetracil are beautifully designed), yet visibly amateurish design is sometimes a signal that the "Institute of Such-and-Such" might be a lone crackpot. Treat a site's design not as validation of credibility but instead as one possible clue (along with grammatical errors, suspicious sources or lack thereof, and other people's negative opinions of the site) that could convince you to lower your evaluation of the site's credibility. If the author provides sources, search the authors' names. Have other Web sites linked to this page, and if so, who are the linkers? Use the search term "link: http:// ... " (with your URL in place of the ellipses) to see every link to a specified page. A veteran ink-stained-turned-digital journalist I've known since he left the San Frandsco Examiner to become a founding editor of Salon, Scott Rosenberg, has published an excellent guide for consumers of both news and any kind of information online:

      There are numerous ways to see if a website is credible. The layout and the information displayed on the site can either spark a red flag or prove to be accurate. Typically, credible sources have almost few to no errors on them, so take that into consideration before blindly believing what is being written when looking at a website. However, social media platforms are a little bit harder to find faults in, but that does not mean it is impossible. As Scott Shane said in his article, little details such as a bar and a bedroom looked as if it was located in Brazil. Any information that is portrayed can help in any way to find out the real truth.

    10. Crap Detection 101: How to Find What You Need to Know, and How to Decide If It's True

      In the primary text by Rheingold, the need to separate the good, credible sources from the wrong, false ones is imperative. He emphasizes that users of the web need to question everything and do additional research on authors to find their credibility. The need to detect false news is necessary especially when Scott Shane, writer of Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian," address the use of fake facebook profiles from real people.

    1. A text should be composed so that readers with limited vision, hearing, or touch-among other possible differ­ences within an audience-can still inter­act with the text. For instance, imagine that you're filming someone who speaks American Sign Language-would you film the person from the shoulders up, cutting their hands from the shot? No!

      No living individual is born the same. We all have different characteristics that make us who we are. The great thing about multimodality is that it targets different senses and needs that allows every individual to gain access to a certain topic but through different forms.

    2. The 111e,li11111 is the way in which your text reaches your audi­ence.

      The medium in the article, "Deaf Community Outraged After Interpreter Signed Gibberish Before Irma," is reached through criticism from the public regarding the amateur claiming to know sign language. The medium in this case is an online commentary post regarding the entire issue.

    3. ·1 he gestural mode refers to the way movement, such as body lan­guage, can make meaning. When we Interact with people in real lifeor watch them on-screen, we can tell a lot about how they are feel­ing and what they arc trying to communicate.

      Gestural mode is the most important claim in identifying how sign language and the article correlate in being a multimodal piece of work. The interpreter in the video is using hand gestures to communicate to the deaf community that is watching the press conference.

    4. The spatial mode is about physical arrangement.

      Spatial mode does not fully relate to my supplemental text but the layout of the article is indeed spatial. The format in which the video was placed at the very top, while the written text was followed below it illustrates as to how the article is multimodal.

    5. Whether we are talking abouta 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 short video of the press conference relating to hurricane Irma is an example of aural mode. The video consists of volume of sounds, tone of voice in spoken language and more.

    6. The aural mode focuses on sound.

      People that communicate with sign language primarily focus on hand gesture, but they often make noises too. Even though, the noises are not actual words, they are sounds.

    7. The visual mode refers to the use of images and other characteris­tics that readers sec. Billboards, flyers, television, Web sites, lighted advertising displays, even grocery store shelves bombard us with visual information in an effort to attract our attention. We can U'ie this mode to communicate representations of how something look'> or how someone is feeling, to instruct, to persuade, and to entertain, among other things.

      Although, sign language doesn't really deal with images or artistic structures it does deal with how a person feels and how it represents a person. Because people who use sign language cannot talk, they represent how they are feeling through their hand gestures in which others can see what is being said. So it isn't directly related to the definition, but indirectly visual mode has some components on how sign language is used.

    8. They are all multimodal.

      The supplemental text I chose to use is "Deaf Community Outraged After Interpreter Signed Gibberish Before Irma" because sign language is a way to communicate and get information across to individuals. Sign language is specifically a combination of visual, aural, and gestural mode.

    9. The linguistic mode and the ability to use it carefully matter verymuch in contemporary communication.

      The feedback from outraged individuals regarding the botched use of sign language from the amateur illustrated use of linguistic mode. The viewers expressed the danger the amateur could have posed on the deaf community with his unrelated use of words from what was actually being said.

    10. The linguistic mode refers to the use of language, which usuallymeans written or spoken words.

      Typically, any news channel on tv have very important information to deliver to the viewers. The structure of the words, the delivery of the information is key on getting the message across. For example, the news coverage on hurricane Irma, during a press conference, exhibited linguistic mode.

    11. M11/timoda/ describes how we combine multiple different ways of communicating in everyday life.

      Every living species has a distinct way of communicating with one another. Both animals and humans range of communicating is beyond anyones reach to comprehend. One specific method used in communicating among the deaf community, is using sign language. Sign language is multimodal because it is a way for people to interact and get information from one person to another on a daily basis.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. The panel has a flag that essentially stands in the top left corner of the quilt.

      You could also talk about the background color of the quilt and the texture more.

    2. In the letter, it states that they first met in Stockholm. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden.

      Overall, I like how descriptive you were, I feel like you could add a but more details but then again I don't exactly know what your quilt looks like. I liked the headings and the structure of your PSD 1.

    3. Images

      You should add some pictures within the text to allow the readers to see the quilt while reading it.

    4. Name

      Maybe change the heading to something else that talks about the person in general, instead of just the name.

    5. The font resembles “Times New Roman.” Each letter is evenly spaced beside another

      I really like how you talked about the font. I wouldn't have normally thought of that.

    6. The two yellow pieces of fabric have been stitched together essentially overlapping one another forming a square or diamond shaped figure in the center.

      You should talk more about the fabric and the texture of it to add a more descriptive analysis.

    7. Description

      Maybe you should introduce the entire project and the idea behind the NAMES Organization.

    8. This panel is a part of the NAMES project which honors loved ones who have died of the AIDS disease

      You should probably tell us what your block number is and the name of the quilt is.

  3. Jan 2018
    1. Material culture, in this view of it, is consequently less an explanatory thanan exploratory practice.

      Both Prown and Sophie Woodward believe that material culture is more of an in-depth understanding and analytical concept versus an explanatory. It is both fascinating to the viewers and draws people in a while at the same time challenging people to implicate their findings to a more extreme extent.

    2. Indeed, their range-together they cover over 150 years of American history, interpreting a rich variety of objects and materials-renders these essays of unusual value for teachers of material culture surveys who wish to introduce their students both to the history of material culture per se and to a non-navely positivist interpretive methodology at one and the same time. But the principal focus of this collection is on applied methodology.

      The ideology of material culture has been in motion for numerous years. Many texts portray the years and years of effort that other researchers, authors, and even artists have put in. The entire concept is a observe, focus, and strip down until one can't possibly go any further.

    3. This lesson is very hard for students to grasp using more abstract means.Prownian analysis . . . puts students into a direct relationship with historical materials.The twelve essays collected in the present volume, all products of Prownian analysis themselves, instantiate that process.

      Material culture has been active for years now. The Prownian analysis is by far the most difficult; however, there are other theories and texts to get somewhat of a start to understand this concept. Different approaches can help people gain a better understanding of how to successfully speculate and analyze.

    4. 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.

      Prown's theory is to focus on the small details and to get a better understanding or to feel what that specific object gives off. The concept of observing and paying attention to details allows for a more focused idea and result. The stronger and descriptive information one entails the better of the analysis will be.

    5. These polarities, he says, in turn find material expression in a language of formal oppositions, again including but not limited to the following:smooth/rough shiny/dullhot/coldsoft/hard

      These details and characteristics transform to a more critical idea an object will portray. These descriptions are a few in which people can use to help interpret a specific item they may describe, which allows multiple illustrations to form.

    6. life/death (mortality)

      As Prown suggests, to us the readers, that objects express metaphors which then can help elaborate belief to form, the example life and death is a perfect symbol. Life and death are two different theories, but they both open up two entirely different realms of understanding. The example also allows human and material relationships to form, as Sophie Woodward stated in her article.

    7. Our investigations-analysis followed by interpretation necessarily begin in the material realm with the objects themselves but gain analytic hold and open upon interpretation only through vigorous attention

      The thought process and research that takes place while establishing a piece of work as material culture is challenging. Those that are intrigued by the materialistic concept must somehow find a connection to the social theory as well. Focusing and paying attention to even the smallest details allows the entire idea to be understood.

    8. While only some of culture takes material form, the part that does records the shape and imprint of otherwise more abstract, conceptual, or even metaphysical aspects of that culture that they quite literally embody.

      Material culture coincides with different generations and what is appealing to that particular group. Any object or piece of work can become a part of material culture. Material culture as a part is merely an object, an eye appealing material object, but what makes it metaphorical is the deeper meaning that resides behind a specified item. At the end of any material culture, the whole picture and the idea is to conceptualize a material to the culture.

    9. Whereas scholars will find Value in particular historical interpretations proposed by contributors concerning a teapot, card table, cigarette lighter, cellarette, telephone, quilt, money box, corset, parlor stove, lava lamp, footbridge, locket, food mill, or Argand lamp, students will find value principally in learning from the models that these readings offer of how such interpretation can be carried Öu

      Through the Prownian analysis, scholars will learn how to experientially categorize various objects that are always around every individual on a daily basis. Alongside with the observing part, scholars will become more metaphorically and analytically inclined versus just scrapping the surface and merely trying to settle for average. Both Prownian analysis and material culture allow individuals to see the world from a different viewpoint and change the notion of learning. As the culture changes, so do the learning techniques and the dominion that that surrounds it.

    10. They constitute a sort of pedagogic sampler, an anthology of essays in the strictly etymological sense: experiments in orelaborations of a rigorously practical (as opposed to purely theoretical) approach to understanding things

      This realm of work and research focuses on both the object and the meaning it portrays. The entire ideology of material culture has many genres established thus making it much more of a study and regular observing practice.

    1. A key area of contestation in the literature on material culture is the question of agency and the ways in which objects can produce particular effects or allow and permit certain behaviors or cultural practices

      In a way, material culture has the job of appealing to the entire culture as a whole. Those that study this branch of art and history have a problematic task identifying as to which objects pertain to the culture as a whole and signify specific behaviors. Material culture is a combination of art, history, and cultural appeal, in my opinion.

    2. Those who study material culture are situated in a wide range of disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, geography, history, design, and sociology.

      This statement proves merely how material culture is a broad culture and allows anyone to find something fascinating through it.

    3. The study of material culture centers upon objects, their properties, and the materials that they are made of, and the ways in which these material facets are central to an understanding of culture and social relations.

      The beauty of material culture is that any generation can produce or generate it. Material culture is a metaphor that allows people to connect with their surrounding and atmosphere but in a unique way.

    1. Violent clashes between policeman and students take place during the May 1968 protests in Paris, France.

      The amount of fear that is shown in this picture is mortifying The right to protest should be said with no fear of any counter effects that may happen.

    2. Coretta Scott King, the widow

      Even after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his wife continued to fight the battle he started. She indeed preserved despite the tough times she faced.

    3. Civil-rights leader Andrew Young (left) and others stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel pointing in the direction of an assailant after the assassination of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left a massive impact in the world. He activated hope and determination among people. Although after his death, many terrified people still didn't give up on equality.

    4. By late summer, talks between the Soviets and Czech leaders were not going the way the Kremlin wanted, so more than 2,000 tanks and thousands more Warsaw Pact troops invaded and occupied the country in August.

      The saying is that history repeats itself is correct. Back then in history, nations executed invasions to give off the sense that they are superior and have power, leaving other countries terrified and powerless.

    5. Two of America’s most prominent leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy,

      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were extremely active in trying to achieve equality and change. They are well known and are still mentioned in history, as should be.

    6. Protests erupted in France, Czechoslovakia. Germany, Mexico, Brazil, the United States, and many other places.

      Back then and even in todays day and age, protesting was a way to express different viewpoints and promote change all over the world.