Agenda for 1.23.13
Thoreau & Dillard Discussion Synthesis (15 minutes)
Text sweep: Looking for evidence of the 5 senses in Thoreau & Dillard (15 minutes)
Field Notes: Capturing the Five Senses (15 minutes)
Walking & Writing What Your Senses Tell You: Walk until you find a quiet place that engages your senses. Stop and take a minimum of 30 minutes of field notes. Capture several images of this place that correlate with your field notes. (75 minutes)
Debrief: Share and Respond.
Using your field notes, create a 300-500 word personal experience narrative of walking at River Park North. Like Thoreau and Dillard’s narratives, yours should have vivid detail and should have significance– a sense of purpose for the reader. Post the narrative and selected images from the trip to your walk by Sunday at noon.
Before class on Wednesday, read and comment (100-200 words) on at least one classmate’s personal experience narrative. You’ll want to address what intrigued, surprised, or interested you in their story as well as what bothered, confused, or left you, as a reader, unsatisfied. What questions do you have or what would you like the writer to elaborate on? Did the writer use vivid detail to tell an interesting story with a thought-provoking message or point? If so, what message did you take away? If not, how might the writer refocus on a theme?
Read “Letters” by Ansel Adams and “Understanding Visual Rhetoric by Anne Wysocki available on the Course Readings page. Leave a 150-200 word comment on this post that connects to the readings and addresses the following:
Why are images important to us? What sorts of arguments do they make? How do they make these arguments? What questions are you thinking about regarding images and visual rhetoric?
Next class will meet in Brewster 209 D. Bring your laptops/tablets and power cords).