Thursday, October 31, 2013

october 31

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "What's He Building in There?" by Tom Waits; "Monster Mash" by Pickett, Bobby 'Boris' & The Crypt-Kickers; "Let's Have a War" by Fear]

Some questions to consider on All Hallows' Eve: Why does the unknown create a sense of fear? Why do we make fun of the things (and people) we don't know and/or fear? How does this way of thinking lead to propaganda, hate, and sometimes violent conflict?

1. Journal
2. Limits on what we perceive: filter bubbles & tools that change the way we think
3. Limits on what we express: constraints on the First Amendment 

1. Post a comment to the "Filter Bubbles" post in which you respond to the video by answering these questions: a)What new information did you learn from the video? b)How does this information make you think differently about what you see online? c)What questions does this video raise about the Internet in general? and d)How can you improve the effectiveness of your searches?   After you post your thoughts in a comment, copy/paste and post to your blog (title: FILTER BUBBLES).
2. Read "tools that change the way we think" and comment to the post with your response, then copy/paste and post to your blog as well (title: TOOLS THAT CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK).

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