Thursday, May 1, 2008
I liked the idea of white noise day as a senior project because of its more interactive nature, rather than just taking a test or writing a paper. i think white noise day should definitely be kept as the senior project.
When I asked my interview subjects this question for the White Noise day video, a lot of them had the same reaction: that it actually matters a lot. A word can be the difference between a yes and no, or it can turn a hurtful statement into a helpful one. Only one person said that one word doesn't make much of a difference because another word can always be used to combat it.
I thought it was interesting that almost everybody had the same basic answer but all of their examples and logic were different.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This problem might also just be a part of what White Noise Day is all about. When you look at little pieces of White Noise, the individual quotes, everything seems ridiculous or out of place. Many of the interviews of people who have not read White Noise made that point more than obvious by having vastly different interpretations of the quotes from the discussions we had in class.
Overall I think White Noise Day is a hard concept to pull of and the purpose could easily be lost, but looking back on the discussion we had in my class, everything that I think may have hindered the purpose just went to support it.
I'd have to say this gave people a lot more trouble than i had anticipated, however that seemed to be a common problem. The input i was able to receive some of my interviewers was exceptional and even helped me to look more deeply into my quote and find its real meaning in clarity.
i personally felt asthough this was a really cool culminating experience/project for us seniors b/c instead of sitting and taking a test or writing a paper we can show what we learned in a small write up and video which is alot less boring then sitting in class writing an essay
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Monday, April 28, 2008
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
That's definitely my quote. That took forever. It's really hard to commit. But I got one.
Partly aided, I think, by the movie "Baby Mama" today. One of the characters is really good at "reading energies" and I don't think I totally believe in that stuff but I definitely do somewhat. I mean, I don't have a microwave, and I think it is weird when your cell phone hurts your ear. I think the threats in your house are the biggest ones -- your family, your bathtub, your own personality. Not to mention all the magnetic fields. So that's my quote.
If you haven't been able to post on this blog, you can add your quote in a comment -- that would be great. See you tomorrow, and as always, WNF (white noise forever).
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Perhaps I am here to observe. Perhaps that is what WND is all about -- observation. Listening. Listening to that which is ordinarily ignored. Listening to the white noise.
Eh, I don't know. I doubt it. Maybe WND is here to remind us that every day is WND, just like, when little kids say, "Why is there Mother's Day and Father's Day but no Children's Day?" the adults are trained to say, "Every day is Children's Day."
When I was a little girl there was a television show called "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" and it had a day called "Do As You Please Day." I wanted one.
Maybe WND is Do As You Please Day.
I doubt it.