Theoretical Analysis

Prompt

According to one or more of the authors we have read so far this semester, how does the concept of the future affect society, ecology, or technology? 

  • 1. For full credit your response to the prompt above must be at least 500 words long.
  • 2. Please also cite and analyze at least one passage from the theoretical text you chose and then synthesize your analysis into the larger argument you make in response to the prompt.
  • 3. All Blog Posts must be in MLA format when applicable and also include a featured image. The image you choose can illustrate claims made in the post, or you may want to pull a still image from the contemporary movie, TV show, or video game you plan to analyze for the Vide Essay.

 

Scene Analysis

Prompt

How does a scene from a movie, TV show, or video game of your choice illustrate or exemplify what one, or more, of the authors we have read so far this semester, says about the future? In other words, how does the concept of the future in the text you plan to examine for the final draft of the Video Essay affect society, ecology, or technology? 

  • 1. For full credit your response to the prompt above can be either 500 words long OR 1-2 minutes of a draft from your Video Essay in which you respond to the question in narrative over the scene you plan to analyze.
  • 2. Regardless of mode, remember to briefly cite the idea from our reading you plan to illustrate. Also, remember to describe the formal details of your scene, i.e. description of light, shade, camera angle, alignment, proximity, sound/silence, foreground/background, etc., as you work through your analysis.
  • 3. All Blog Posts must be in MLA format when applicable and also include a featured image. The image you choose can illustrate claims made in the post, or you may want to pull a still image from the contemporary movie, TV show, or video game you plan to analyze for the Video Essay.

Citing Images From a Database in MLA

Citing Movies, TV Shows, and Games in MLA

Blog Post: What’s the most significant threat to the future of life on earth? 

Featured Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Images

Prompt

In 200-600 words, explain what you think poses the single greatest threat to the future of life on earth. Please include at least one link to an online example of the threat you discuss as well as a Featured Image and at least one in-text image. Be sure to briefly explain why you think the threat you chose surpasses other threats. Also, offer a few ways you think the threat can be neutralized.

Advertise Your Future

For full credit, please complete the following:
  • 1. In Adobe Spark, Canva, or a design medium of your choice create a pamphlet or flyer advertising the future you imagine to an audience in the present. Pamphlet or flyer must have at least 4 images, the tittle of your future world, and give audiences some sense of what to sort of future world they could expect if they visited of moved there. Beyond the baseline criteria, layout and design are up to you. 
  • 2. Please also include a 200-300 word general description of your future world, i.e. what a visitor could expect to see if s/he traveled there OR sell readers on the world’s features.
  • 3. Works cited in MLA format

Citing Images from a Database 

“Object” Blue Print

For full credit, please complete the following:
  • 1. In CAD Software or another design medium of your choice (including hand drawing and then scanning your drawing) create a “blueprint” or visual draft of the 3D object that you plan to create to represent your world. Your “blue print” should give the reader some sense of what to expect in the final version of the object, i.e. dimensions, material, and scale.

    Remember the object you make should be a model of a technological invention in your future world or an “artifact/curiosity” that represents some element of the society you have invented. The object should be small enough to fit inside a shoebox, approx. 4-6″ x 4-6″ 

  • 2. Please also include a 150-300 word general description of your object, i.e. if you are rendering technology from your future world, what does that tech do/what problems does it solve? If you are rendering a curiosity, what portion of your world does that object represent? If you are rendering an artifact, what purpose does that artifact serve?.
  • 3. MLA format if necessary

Citing Images from a Database 

Collaborative Script Invention (Google Doc)

 

Please find links to shared Googled Docs below. Click on your group link, and complete the tasked assigned in the Doc. Please email with any questions.


1102.F3 1102.HP3 1102.D3
Group 1: Sidd, Ashley, Le, Anna, and Matthew S. Group 7: Michael W., Craig, Mael-Sahn, Alhana Group 12: Dylan
Group 2: Matthew Audrey, Roni, Tori, and Jackson Group 8: Asha, Nicholas, and Mohan Group 13: Parth, Justin, Anu, Achal
Group 3: Anish, Thiago, George, Omar, Jeanette Group 9: Azhar, Nikolay, and Jeffrey Group 14: Uti, Lama, Ali
Group 4: Nicolas, Gabriel, Thomas, Luke, and Darren Group 10: Josh, Matt M., Hasha, and Andrew T. Group 15: Jami, Morgan, Kelsey, Kyle, and Lilly
Group 5: Valerie and Dalila Group 11: Danielle, Ricky, Andrew B., Felipe Group 16: Jessica, Jennifer, Sachi, Kia, and Brian
Group 6: Isabelle, Catherine, and Morgan Group 17: Marc, Nikhil, Andrew, and Cory
Group 18: Michael, Sidd, and Damian

Sonic IDs

What is a Sonic ID?

All radio stations have to give their call signs at least once per hour. “Sonic IDs” develop from the template of the “call sign” to include “community vignettes — portraits, anecdotes, oral histories, overheard conversation, short poems, jokes, slices of life” (Allison par. 4). According to Jay Allison, Sonic Id’s “are sudden narratives or images — like photographs for radio” (par 4).

Prompt

Please complete the following for full credit:
  • 1. Create a 30-60 Sonic Id about your community partner or Podcast topic. You can use audio you collect yourself or that you source from archives/internet.
  • 2. The ID can advertise the Podcast, provide a portrait of a character or place, relate an anecdote, tell a joke, or provide a slice of life.
  • 3. Upload your Sonic ID by Thursday, April 18 to you course blog feed as a .mp3. Remember to also include the Sonic ID in your final portfolio as a process document for the Podcast.

Resources

For more on what Sonic IDs are and how to compose them, please see the following resources: