JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Step Right Up" by Tom Waits; "Bloody Well Right" by Supertramp]
such as values and common sense can take on different meanings (how can
something you define as common sense confuse me--isn't common sense the
sense we share in common?) Cultural anthropologists and social
psychologists describe values as learned, enduring, epistemologically
grounded moral conceptualizations that assist us in making judgments and
in preparing us to act. What values do you see in Hamlet? In online/contemporary American culture? How do the characters in the
former and executives in the latter use values to inform and justify
their decisions and behavior?
2. Finish discussing Hamlet: Act III
3. Performative utterances in Hamlet
1. Post to your blog under the title THOUGHTS ON HAMLET (IN PROGRESS). Explain how your thinking about the play has evolved from the
time we began reading to the end of Act III. Has anything changed your
mind about the plot or characters since the ghost showed up at midnight?
Where do you see things going from here?
2. Read Hamlet Act IV
3. Read "The Performative Utterance in Hamlet" and take notes to post to your blog (use same title)
4. Watch Eli Pariser's talk on "Filter Bubbles"
5. Post a comment to the "Filter Bubbles" post in which you respond to the
video by answering these questions: a)What new information did you learn
from the video? b)How does this information make you think differently
about what you see online? c)What questions does this video raise about
the Internet in general? and d)How can you improve the effectiveness of
6. [preview-- this is due Thursday 10/31] Read the post entitled, "tools that change the way we think" and comment/post accordingly.