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Created: October 8, 2005
Latest Update: October 8, 2005
Topic of the Week:
Thinking Out of the Box
Our Naked Space Exhibit on Love 1A is now started on the Internet. Visit it by clicking on the hot links on the image map below. Remember, you can determine a hot link by running your cursor over the image until a hand appears. Click where the hand is. And start thinking out of the box.
Invitation and Image Map for The Naked Space Exhibit for Fall 2005 Love 1A
You might want to look at the Spring 2004 Exhibiy Online:
Invitation to Naked Space Exhibit
Link anywhere on the invitation to enter the exhibit.
Val posted on transform-dom that October 16 is my birthday. It is. I'll be 70. Now, that's quite a landmark. For those of you who would like to share, I love "good dogs." See how roughly I did this week's painting? Anyone can do this with a computer. But some of you don't have computers. I used to send presents every week to my daughter in college, wrapped in brown paper bags. I would love a book mark, or a little card, made of crayons and brown paper bag. Or a box??????
That's "thinking out of the box," and what more could any teacher ask than that her students share with her little bits of thinking out of the box?
By the way. I expect every one of you to be able to make a box by mid semester and to have a darned good reason for why you're making one. Making a Box. My birthday present to you.
love and peace, jeanne
NEWS, Announcements, and
Current Events Discussion Topics:
Revised Syllabi for jeanne's Fall 2005 Classes
Instructions for Tutoring Requests and to Upload Learning Records
- New Yahoo Group: Transparent Learning Measurement
We have created this site for students who have questions, would like someone to help by reading over their work, would like some practice in using the site, aren't clear on a specific concept and would like one of us to explain it in different words, etc.
This is also the site on which you should ask me to put up a specific Message No. that you would like to use for your learning record. This'll make it much easier for me and Susan than trying to pull your messages for learning records from the general discussion.
For instructions see Tutoring:
- Revised syllabi for jeanne's Fall 2005 classes, given registration problems. The lectures will be rearranged by topic. The notes by date given. The texts by text. But I won't be able to do that until Friday.
- Learning Records for jeanne's classes, Fall 2005:
- Learning Records for Statistics, Sociology 220-01, Fall 2005 Updated October 8, 2005.
- Learning Records for Moot Court, Sociology 370-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Sociology of the Helping Professions, Sociology 386-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 395-01, Fall 2005
- Learning Records for Graduate Special Topics: Love 1A, Sociology 595-02, Fall 2005
- Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
- Link for joining transform_dom: Fixed this link. jeanne
Famous People and Concepts We Should Have Heard Of, But Often Haven't.
- Names to Know when Reading about Postmodernism, Postmodern Therapies, or PMTH Good quick reference list.
- Up soon.
- Up soon.
Jeanne's Lectures for Fall 2005
- Lectures, Lecture Notes, Text Lectures
- Fall 2005 Letters to My Students: jeanne's World and Welcome to It
- Application Lectures on Current Events in Chronological Order
- Lecture Notes in Class Order
- Text Summaries in Text Order
- Self Tests in I. Class Order and II. Text Order
Lectures Posted for Week of October 9, 2005
- Lecture 17: Making a Box Only one question for all classes on this one. Read the opening introduction for considerations. Why on earth would you want to make a box, and how on earth does that relate to sociology, social relations, leadership in agencies, love 1A, or statistics?? What does any of this have to do with outreach to our community?
- Lecture 16: Art as a Stimulus to Discourse on Social Issues Questions not up yet.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Unity, Cloaked in a Web of Camouflage Article by Roberta Smith in NY Times, Friday, October 7, 2005. Backup.
- Index for Text Lectures
- Up soon.
- Learning to Use Art as a Tool for Discourse
- Art that Suggests Illocutionary and Governance Discourse
Utopia, Utopia = One World, One War,
One Army, One Dress
The Truth of Certainty
I can tell you about the social issues that surround the "truth of certainty," but Hirshhorn's art work will stick in your mind and bring all those issues back to the surface. The art also serves as a stimulus to instigate discourse on such issues. Look at the whole set of installation pieces on the New York Times at Hidden in Plain Sight, NY Times article by Roberta Smith, Arts Section, p. B 33, October 7, 2005. Backup.
Halloween by Steve Sack
at Lane Sarashon's Web Creation Site
If you'd like to browse the site, link to Lane Sarashon's Web Creation Site. But don't link just to see the Halloween animation. Too many hits on that site can be costly. So we put it up here so you could see what animations can do. Rüdiger Appel's Figurinen are on the same site, number 13. Netiquette says don't ever put a LINK to a picture or animated gif on your own site. That can make the cost for the site you link to prohibitive. And don't take someone else's animation or paintings or whatever without permission. We put up Halloween here as a teaching mechanism, and could not use it to decorate our site without the creator's permission. Plagiarism and property right stuff you should know. So, no, you can't use Steve Sack's Halloween to illustrate something in the Naked Space Exhibit without his specific permission. But, lots of people will give you permission if you ask. Rudiger Appel gave us permission to use his Figurinen.
Invitation and Map for Love 1A Naked Space Exhibit for Fall 2005.
You can link on Love 1A and get the page explaining the hypertext poem. And you can link on love, on helping, on governance, and on interpretation and get the page explaining each of those sections. Please play with what is up and start thinking about our hypertext poem exhibit. jeanne
Collage Model for Love 1A Naked Space Exhibit: Image for Poster.
Collage model from Stampin' Up's idea book & catalog, 2005 | 2006, at p. 189. I was at a gathering of arts and crafts people who do stamping to learn how I could introduce stamping techniques for our exhibition projects. It wasn't until I went to order materials that I saw this collage, and I spent the next hour or so, with Reiko Sakata helping me, finding all the tools we need to make this into a hand-made book cover, so that each of you who would like to can make hand made books in our workshops. Or boxes, or framed collages, or whatever.
As I worked at scanning the photo for our website today, I realized that it would be a wonderful poster and invitation and main page for our Naked Space Exhibit this semester.
Academic Support and Resource Links
- A Range of Sources on Global Info
Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times - The National Review
Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Sierra Club - The Guardian
Wall Street Journal - The Weekly Standard - The Nation - The Cato Institute (Libertarian)
BBC NEWS | Americas - truthout - Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - La Opinion - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor - Palestine Report
Graduate Exams Study
- University of Chicago Prelim Study
- Revised Syllabi for jeanne's Fall 2005 Classes
- Instructions for Tutoring and Learning Records Requests
Some older files not yet revised for Fall 2005, but useful.
- How to Navigate the Web Site
- Mentoring Help for New Students with Frequently Asked Questions
- Mentoring Help for Returning Students with More Frequently Asked Questions
- Shared Reading Suggestions
- Learning Styles
- Home Page for transform-dom You can read all the messages on Transforming Dominant Discourse from this page. Just click on messages in the left hand frame. You can read the messages, even if you're having difficulty signing up.
Preparing for Graduate Study:
- Test Prep Preview Joshua L. Stewart, recommended this site because it has free practice tests. If you're thinking of taking the GRE, the LAST, or any other graduate entry test, this might be a good place to gather some early information. Joshua suggested it for Praxis Practice, but a quick first look suggests they don't mean by praxis what we do. Check it out, anyway, if you have some spare time. jeanne
- Urban Legends Reference Pages. They post rumors and scams and phony e-mails circulating, to offer you a quick check. It worked for me. I entered "Fat Boy" as a google seacrch, and when I saw the Snopes.com link, I knew it would help, and it did. To not check your sources is as grievous as to plagiarize someone else's information and writing. the-artists.org Good quick reference site with many of the artists, art schools, and visual approaches to present social issue that we discuss. Added April 8, 2005.
- Plagiarism Watch www.streetgangs.com site. The intelligent and effective use of resources means that you have to be careful not to plagiarize other people's material. We have several files on plagiarism, but I think the one that might make the most sense to you is this complaint on streetgangs.com. They give you samples of sites that have taken their material without citation, even at colleges, and they also give you examples of sites that have used their material with proper attribution. I find the irony poetic, and hope that their message will get through to you the importance of attribution. Dr. O'Connor on his Mega Criminal Justice site led me to streetgangs.com and noted that others frequently hack into the site. For that reason I have created a backup copy for your use in case you cannot access the actual site. Please be sure to attribute any citation to streetgangs.com. jeanne Backup.
Using Academic Language Effectively
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:
- Letters of Recommendation: How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.
- Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne
- Career Options You Might Not Have Considered
- visual media and their interdependence with other means of knowing to understand that we are not totally rational creatures deciding things apart from our feelings and values. Wolfowitz (new President of the World Bank to aid developing countries AND principle advocate of the Iraq War) might feel very differently when he is exposed to visual and aural images of the poor developing countries that have not before been his primary concern. So we want to know how best to present those developing countries visually. And we might find that we can have a career doing that sort of thing, so it does reflect on us as individuals. Added April 2, 2005.
Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs
Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've ever come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs:
- Flying Good Dogs:Whenever something happens in class that works out well, that inspires you, that helps in studying, whatever, take a few minutes to send us an e-mail. We'll post it where all of us can learn from it, including other teachers.