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FINAL ASSIGNMENT

1710 FINAL PROJECT Rownak C  

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Response 14-The quenching of innate desires as Duncombe explains

Duncombe’s Dream: Reimagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy is a book which I am enjoying reading far more than any of the other readings for our class. The chapters that we have read so far are about identifying … Continue reading

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Response 13: Final Tactical Media Project Ideas from Duncombe

“..But really at this point, what do we have to lose?” That is how Duncombe finishes the first chapter of his book, Dream: Reimagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy. It very much correlates with what we are aiming to … Continue reading

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Creative Detournement Final Product

Basically, the image below represents the United States’ “concern” for the well-being of other countries while its own state has been in turmoil for a long time now. The recent discussions in class regarding the War on Terror during the … Continue reading

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Creative Detournement Assignment

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Response 12

For the article written by Ricardo Dominguez, I kept thinking about Facebook. Facebook is an only social media outlet where people feel that they are in complete control. By liking a couple of websites and posts regarding animal cruelty and … Continue reading

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3 Creative Detournement Ideas

The picture above was illustrated by Stephen Kroninger. I thought to look up creative detournements by Stephen Kroninger, as he was referenced in Mark Dery’s piece called “Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of Signs. This detournement speaks … Continue reading

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In-Class Blog

Part 1: I believe enjoyment is truly gained from by people when they are invested in something that they are passionate about. Many people whom we come into contact with have been stripped away of their passions by daily capitalistic … Continue reading

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Response 9-On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

Response to “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs” by David Graeber This article raises many questions in my mind as to which jobs are real and which aren’t. My parents shed their blood and sweat to provide their families with … Continue reading

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Issue Paper for Fall 2015

Issue Paper by Rownak C

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Conclusion of Class on Oct 19, 2015

I was able to work on my project for approximately twenty minutes after watching a portion of the video and having a class discussion on it after. Because I had read up on some of the sources which I am … Continue reading

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Blog Post 8

On the last page of Alex Andreou’s article called “Anti-homeless spokes: ‘Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city’s barbed cruelty” is a sentence stating “The rough sleeper’s bad fortune is intricately connected to someone else’s good fortune.” This sentence … Continue reading

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Exploratory Paper

Rownak C Exploratory Paper The process which I went through in completing this assignment required of me to find the proper sources first. I knew what I wanted to write about, but was still quite unsure of how to properly … Continue reading

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Response 5

“In other words, there was considerable diversity in the forms of protest and in the shape of the occupations. But what is clear is the fast spread of the movement throughout the entire geography of the country: Mosier, Oregon, population … Continue reading

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Response 3

The basic principle of technopoly, as stated in Neil Postman’s writing, is that technique of any kinds can do our thinking for us. Technocracy requires much less commitment from the people of a society. Technopoly has technology as the center … Continue reading

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Response 2

“All of them to the end, clung to the theology of their age. They would surely not have been indifferent to knowing when the Last Judgement would come, and they could not have imagined the world without God. Moreover, the … Continue reading

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Response 1

Hello folks, My name is Rownak Choudhury. As many of you know, I was a part of this class in the prior semester. I had to leave due to some personal reasons. I realize that there are some changes which … Continue reading

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Answers to Ong-Chapter 4 (Rownak & Jodianne)

1. Writing restructures consciousness. What is meant by this? Name one way in which this takes place. -What is meant by writing restructuring consciousness in the book is that it transforms speech, as well as thought. In our point of … Continue reading

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Blog Post 4

          How did our brains come to grasp the concept of putting symbols down on a rock, leaf, or paper to provide meaning to another person taking a look at those symbols? If a person who has absolutely no knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Blog Post #3: Ong, Goody, and Watt’s Orality and Literacy

In Walter J. Ong’s Orality and Literacy, he writes about how literacy is derived from orality. After the brain has recognized a full thought, it can be verbally expressed through the art of orality. Only after that expression of orality is … Continue reading

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Phaedrus And Jack Goody -Blog Post 2

“The Consequences of Literacy” by Jack Goody and Ian Watt gives the reader an extensive amount of research material and understanding of the subject covered by Goody and Watt. Their article is based on the dichotomy of the literate and … Continue reading

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Blogpost 1

Part 1 Hello everyone! My full name is Rownak Choudhury. I look forward to learning together and from all of you in our journey together through this class and major. I moved to New York about ten years ago from … Continue reading

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