Category: Assignments

AARs posted for Assignments from KM and FYS

Research Reflection

Truthfully, I feel like I have not gained much knowledge from my research yet. I think this is because I have not applied what I have found yet. I ended up Google searching book reviews for The High Price and chose reviews from The Boston Globe, The Guardian, and the Kirkus Review. Next, to obtain …

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TED Genre Analysis

  TED Talks have become such part of the online community that it can be considered it’s own genre. But what are the qualifications that consider something to be in the TED talk genre? Well first of all, to be considered part of the TED Talk genre, it would have to be a speech presented …

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TED Talks – Physics

In Brian Greene’s TED talk from Monterrey 2008, he provides an introduction in the idea of string theory. String theory is, basically, the conceptualization that all particles in the universe are made up of strings or string-like objects. These strings vibrate or “dance” at varying frequencies and wavelengths. These variations in vibration frequencies are the …

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Essay 1

Matthew Desmond’s Evicted illuminates the issue of low income housing and poverty that is prevalent across the United States. Desmond depicts what life entails in these communities in a direct approach using stories from actual people. The details of crime, the patterns of eviction, disparities in housing based on racial and social factors, and drug …

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How algorithms shape our world

In this Ted talk, Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by – algorithms. In this heart throbbing  talk that was delivered at Ted Global , he uses a systematically designed algorithms as an example to shows how these complex computer programs have changed the dimensions in …

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“The beauty of data visualization”

In this ted talk David McCandless focuses on that everyone is experiencing data overload in some form. He states “So, visualizing information, so that we can see the patterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on …

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Infographic: The reality of violence against women

This brings awareness to women surviving everyday violence, assault, and rape- along with a daily struggle of poverty. Providing five facts to help us pay closer attention. Infographic: The reality of violence against women

Data become art in Julie Freeman’s “We Need Us”

Artist Julie Freeman uses nature-generated data as art material to create sculptures. She records all kinds of things like birds, insects, and buildings. Each sculpture uses the metadata found on Zooniverse to relate to a project scene. You will see in the clip, how each scene has its own sound and movement. Data becomes art …

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Ted Talks Pertaining to Psychology

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil?language=en This Ted Talk describes WHY seemingly normal people cross over to the dark side of immoral behavior.*caution GRAPHIC images My Second TED Talk is by individual reading author, Elyn Saks and her battle through college, law school and daily life with schizophrenia. http://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness

Confessions of a Self-Taught College Instructor: Embracing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This is an interesting piece calling for professors and teachers to approach their work as a form of scholarship in itself. The article provides an neat perspective on teaching and learning as “an act of intellectual invention”. http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/confessions-self-taught-college-instructor-embracing-scholarship-teaching-learning/

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