Too many people have asked me so I must not have made it as clear as I thought it was:
YOU CANNOT TRADE/SWAP/CHANGE/STEAL/ALTER THE SONG YOU WERE ASSIGNED.
I will be checking the lists and using a different song for this project will dramatically affect your grade for the worse. Part of the last part of the course has been about encountering the other, the different, the foreign, so here is a chance to step out of your comfort zone. Enjoy it.
np: Seefeel “Filter Dub”
Here is the digital copy of the final in case you prefer a copy with live links.
Final Exam Thing
I also encourage you to look at the NYTimes video on how “The Middle” was created. You may find it useful, especially if you are working on the creation of art (though it certainly could fit with the other two topics). You could also look at the response to the Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer for art and its function (again, though, it works with the other options.) Enjoy.
np: Seefeel “Climatic Phase #3”
You might want to watch this 6 minute video on one way to make art, it could be useful or suggestive for your work on the Final. Enjoy.
How a Hit is Made
np: Bob Dylan “He’s Funny That Way” from the RSD release Universal Love.
For use this week as we wrap this up:
Indigenous Heritage and Public Musems pp1-11
How to Take Ethnographic Notes pp1-3
Consider that you need to address the five issues below in a manner that the general public could read them and understand them and be convinced that you know what you are talking about. Each needs a brief explanation and a Works Consulted list. Assemble these documents into an online folder and make all links live.
- People’s Intro
- People’s knowledge (how they see the world and how they organize the world)
- Knowledge of these people
- Ethics of the knowing
- Ethics of the (re)presenting
- do this in Google Docs;
- 1-2 pages each; citations/sources required – these need to be live links;
- map needs labels and marginal notes;
- group member(s)’ names must be on it under the title of the document
This is one way to do it – and a strong argument for doing it this way.
Oh, did I mention I went to Duke? – jes’ sayin’
via Why Duke University Won’t Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall : NPR
np: the plaintive cry of my water bottle nozzle after a long bike ride
Given our on-going examination of indigenous knowledge and our approaches to that through a variety of readings, when I came across these articles today, I thought of our discussions from this week and thought I would share them with you. Use them as springboards for further thinking and discussion if you like.
Regarding the Alain de Botton article on marrying the wrong person: via Why marriage is both anachronistic and discriminatory | Aeon Essays
Regarding knowing the Other (and thinking of the Tibetan monks at Davidson): The Simplistic Image of Tibetan Buddhism
Regarding knowing the Other and questions of evolution: Adapting bodies to the ocean
np: The Del-Byzanteens “Girls Imagination”
Here is a folder of docs that will be helpful.
Here is the link to the Daily Google Form you need for assessment.
Daily Progress Form