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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Philosoraptors and Super Heroes - Maybe they're one in the same?!

Hello, everyone!

So today, not much happened by way of discussion of the reading in our groups. Most of it was spent organizing our group presentation that is coming up rather fast. Also, some sleeping.

In class, we discussed Machiavelli and Hobbes, and towards the end of the lecture, whether or not music is becoming the new "thought-provoking medium" as movies once were. A rather dashing and cunning individual on the left side of the room made the remark that video games may suit that sort of highly narrative-driven, food-for-thought experience more-so than music is, and that it may be the way things are headed in the future. I thought it was an interesting discussion, and one I would be more than happy to continue on at length with in the future.

In groups, we further discussed who will be presenting out of our two groups, and then who will be presenting what chapters. We also said that we will have our rough individual powerpoint presentations ready to go on Monday, so that we can practice our presentation Wednesday, after class is over.

I think that was everything major that was covered, but if I missed anything, just give me a heads up in the comments and I'll add it in.

Completely unrelated to the topic at hand, but I do love me some Calvin and Hobbes (or not completely unrelated, seeing as we did talk about a guy named Hobbes today in class!), and I think that everyone could use some more of that in their lives.

And with that, I hope you all have an awesome weekend, and I shall see you all on Monday!


  1. I'm confused. Why are there two threads?

  2. This is a great comic strip! Thanks for posting!

  3. I love Calvin and Hobbes!!!!! The best!!

  4. This was great! The true struggles of life in a cartoon.

  5. Was someone going to create the powerpoint to share? i didn't hear the final decision on that and I was wanting to get my part done.

  6. I can put up an empty file in the same folder as the reading list, if that works.

    1. actually, that doesn't work. The permission will be all messed up. I'll create a new folder and send that out via email so only we can access it.

  7. I submitted my power point in the folder, hopefully you'll be able to view it because I had no idea what I was doing! Also, I wont be able stay after class on Wednesday because I have another class to go to.