After watching all the videos and tweeting in class (Storified Twitter Archives will be posted at the top ), peruse some or all of the accompanying articles within this blog post. **Be sure to read the questions in the TED ED lesson I created – you can easily incorporate them in your blog or vlog.
You are asked to complete 2 tasks:
I. A personal reflection of the issues addressed in the articles you read and the videos (use the tweetchat to help). Try to include questions about knowledge itself, and how our sense of sight both hinders and helps our pursuit of knowledge. Ask good questions (open-ended). You can compose your reflection in 2 ways:
b. a regular BLOG POST on your WordPress that includes hyperlinks to other sites, articles, and/or videos to further illustrate your points. For example, if you are discussing the BBC Science of Attraction video about profile photos, you could hyperlink to several examples.
The video called “Profile Photos” was very interesting to me because of the fact that these ideas and theories were extremely relatable to my modern life. The video explained how people are physically attracted to looks before personality and describes how it is different for different people. I believe that this is both true and false because some people only look at looks and physical appearances while other rather look at non physical things such as personality and interests. This is showed through many examples in my life for example boys often lie to girls and make their lives really interesting by saying how outgoing and mentioning all their sports to girls while girls often wear make-up and spend a lot of time on their clothing because they are trying to empress the opposite sex. A lot of times people represent their profile picture on online sites to things that they find appealing to the opposite sex for example a guy might post a picture of him working out or surfing (interests of him) and a girl might post a similar picture or a picture in her bathing suit which she feels would attract the opposite sex.
It is also talked about how there is a Halo Effect and how things get interpreted differently and the message is represent to others differently due to their personal experiences and personal interests. Also the way someone presents information even if it is the same information it will come across to people differently. This was done in an experiment when a boy recorded himself talking on an online dating site where he was to read a script. In one recording he read the script upbeat and happy while the other recording he read the script not happy and a little more careless. They found that the girls who watch the happy recording were willing to go on a date with him while majority of the girl who watched the less upbeat recording saw a lot of flaws when in reality he said the same things.
II. A REMIXED, AUGMENTED VIDEO based on Ben Beaton’s video: “The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes”. For this we’ll be using Mozilla Popcornmaker. Watch and do the interactive tutorial, then import the Beaton video in and start going. (see sample augmented video from Beau Lotto on blog post)
After an entire week of trying popcorn maker the website just doesn’t work on my laptop or my computer at home. Would I possibly be able to borrow a mac to complete this assignment?
For this I’d like you to try to find Symbolic Codes, Written Codes, and Tech Codes Jr. – you might even create your own (i.e. camera angles). Use all resources possible, as Popcornmaker pulls all types of media from all over the web.
Specs: Shoot for at least 10 augmentations of any sort..more is fine.