Reminder of HW for Tuesday’s class (3/25)

Thanks to Sal for posting last week’s class notes (on Part 3 of feed) and to Mylisyaa for posting class notes from the week before (on Parts 1& 2).

Tomorrow we will continue our discussion of feed as well as our work on creating effective arguments and analysis. Just a friendly reminder that you should do the following in preparation for tomorrow’s class:

  • Finish feed and blog in response to Part 4 no later to tonight (thank you to those of you who already posted on this final section of the novel).
  • By the start of tomorrow’s class, you also need to complete your Essay #2 Pre-Drafts (thesis paragraph/Introduction + 3 claims/topic sentences + 6 pieces of supporting evidence–quotes + citations) on feed. Post it to the blog and bring four printed copies to class. Don’t wait until the last minute to print your papers: you should NOT show up late to class because you are still trying to print.
  • Each group was supposed to have posted their notes (thesis/claims/evidence) from class group work last week by last Wednesday. Thank you to Kimberly/Julie/Mildred/Yang Yang & Sal/Luciano/Pat for doing so on time. The other three groups should post their notes immediately (make sure you list your topic and all of your group members’ names).

I know many of you have strong reactions to how things play out at the end of the novel … I look forward to a great discussion tomorrow about the reading 🙂

The Relationship

In the third chapter of feed we get to see the relationship of Titus and Violet develop. Violet is independent and outspoken. She is very unusual in the world they live in. She takes Titus on an intellectual journey and he goes willingly.

Through Violet we can begin to understand the moral consequences of this consumer driven government. She has been home-schooled and really educated. Pointing out that getting rid of the trees and replacing them with air factories seems counterproductive is considered
“snotty”(p.125). She is idealistic and Titus father reacts to this concept by defending it, “Do you know how inefficient trees are next to an air factory?”(p.125) Titus is torn between his father who represents the establishment and the irresistible Violet. Titus is fine with the idea of being rewarded with an upcar by his father. He is really very immature, not quite his own person. In the world they live in, he may just remain this way.

Since the experience on the moon Violet has introduced Titus to another way of thinking. She seems torn with wanting to fit in and hating the feed. She has very strong feelings about society. When Titus spends they day at the mall with her, she is “trying to create a customer profile that is so screwed, no one can market to it.”(p.98) He goes along with her and considers it exciting. When he questions her, she flirts with him instead of answering. They are very different.

Violet is smarter than The other teenagers Titus hangs out with. She has never been to a party before she meets him and her uneasiness is felt by everyone. This is a girl that didn’t have access to the feednet till she was seven. She has not been to school with other kids. Violet is not typical and the others do not understand her. They are not really capable of much it seems. They are consumed by the advertising, following all the trends. Using your brain is reserved for very few in this book. This is an attraction for Titus or maybe he is just curious.

Titus spends much of his time defending Violet. It makes him feel smarter to be around her although he may not understand why. She is very complicated. She has a real mind and the guts to use it. Still, she is vulnerable physically and somewhat on the edge. There is a question as to whether she will survive and Titus is determined to stay involved. Maybe he has begun to understand the lives they live. He is not the type to question or rock the boat. He simply wants to be happy. She has influenced him in a way that has never happened.

The complications of Violets words have taken its toll on their relationship. Although Titus parents will accept Violet as long as he is happy, his friends won’t. It may be a decision he will have to make. Titus wants to save Violet but it may be out of his control. He wants to spend time with her but she does not really want to be with his friends. When she attempts it is not successful. And then her body goes limp.

Part 3 utopia

In the part 3 Utopia of the book Feed by M.T. Anderson begin with things are get back to normal since Titus and his friends got hacked in the moon. They go back to the earth and the Feed it works again; everything is return in their normal life. Titus soon has party invited by Quendy, it’s to celebrate their feed is repaired. Titus picks up Violet go together. Violet feels so excited about it because she never join the real party before; she only seen a party on the feed. Later, they arrive at the party. Calista doesn’t like Violet and says she is kind of stuck-up, but Quendy does happy that Violet with Titus together.  Titus worries about Violet because she still has some affected by the last time hacked via she tells him. After the party night, Titus got the dream that he can play many free games from the Feed and only in his sleep. The next, Violet has new project to tell Titus, they are decide to meet in the mal. She says that the Feed makes everyone so simple. She wants to create a customer profile that the corporations unable market. Also, they go many places to just asking for the ridiculous question but did not buy. Before they go to the bed, Violet told Titus that everything goes crazy; she got everything that from the feed what they obscured at today. On the later chapter, i know that Violet was born on the poor family. She couldn’t like Titus could have toy gun, so she took anything object as a gun. They are both have good time since they make up stories laughed and laughed. Titus was shocked when Violet got the feed at her 7 year old and her father needed to save money up to a year for her moon trip. Then, Titus feels so sad about while Violet said the feed makes people foolish and selfish…Since Titus’ parents buy him a car, he with Violet intimacy gets much closer and love grown.

As far as i read, i like that Violet has dissimilar opinion on the feed and acts differently.  I like the way she has individual opinion and not influenced by the other people or feed. i guess this book try to tell us, It’s good always be ourselves, we are control the Feed, not him.

Feed Part 3 Utopia

Part three begins with everything back to normal everyone went back  to earth and everyone’s feet began to work again, even though some people had some difficulties with getting back to normal. Titus and violet are somewhat going out. Titus and the crew had a party at the end of the week at Quendy’s house. Quendy’s parents were hanging out somewhere. They meet at the mall near violet’s house and they went to the party together. while they were on their way to the party they got a chance to talk a little bit to know each. violet has never been to a real party before,she was really happy that Titus ask her  to go with him. Calista thinks  Violet is stuck up a bit. Titus chats with Violet and finds out Calista makes fun of Violet because she uses good vocabulary when she converses so she looked up  the meaning of the word after they finished talking. Titus asked her if she is okay and she said she is fine just having a friendly conversation with Calista, but we all know that is not true. she is happy that she finally have a real friend she can have fun with  because she was home schooled. at some point when they were together violet told Titus about a research project she is working on, so She says the corporations have figured out what everyone wants due to the feeds, but this makes everyone simpler. Her project is she creates a customer profile that is so confusing none of the corporations can market to it. while they were talking Titus ask her why her father didn’t come to the moon to visit her at the hospital and she told him that he couldn’t come because it cause a lot of money to go to the moon and her father would save up to a year to pay for her to go to the moon. Titus is amazed that it’s expensive it is to go to the moon…so after they both went home Titus’s parents told him that “he has going through so much and they are very proud of him and that they want to buy him a up car” so he chooses a red dog. Violate thinks he’s a lucky guy, She tells him they do not have to go to court because the hacker died. Titus is surprised because he does not know this. Violet gets mad at Titus’s dad because he suggest they don’t go to the forest. Violet gets upset and says trees can make air and that people need trees…Titus went to violet’s house to pick her up so they can go drive around while he was there he met her father for the first time, so he describe how messy the house was and her father…after  a little, while in the car, violet tell him about her life story ,and how her mother left them when she was six or seven and her father raised her by himself and home school her and Titus also tell her his family’s story but it wasn’t as interesting as her story.  he was glad that they sheared  there stories. When they got to the country beef there wasn’t much a lot of people there so it was really peaceful. they walked  with each other to and they  have fun, also they watch the sun set and he talked about how he was turned on when she was talking about self-control.  Titus has strange nightmares. A kid looks at him and points a gun at him. It all makes no sense.  so he ask her  if he know  who the intruder is but she don’t, so Titus went back to sleep and the feed was back to normal.so there was a party going on…at the party they played a game called spin the bottle and everyone was having fun until Marty spun the bottle and landed on violet so Marty  got up and he kind of started to disrespect violet .she than got mad and got up and stared to yell at him and everyone.Titus saw how violet was looking and he new she was not okay and he asked people to call the ambulance but no one helped him. Every one was like she is in mal. violet did say to Titus about how she hasn’t been feeling to good after the hacking situation on the Moon.

The Ecological Devastation of the Utopia

Ok so yeah, I would definitely like to make this entry about the idea revolving around the Utopia chapter or section/part. I don’t even know what’s it called. But anyways back to the utopia topic, there were many big important events happening within Titus’s life and his surroundings. But I only want to focus on several of them. One of the issues or topic I’d like to write about is the TM business and the environment in general. It seems that the entire environment has been official made artificial, there is no more trees, the clouds are all polluted to extinction, there are no animals which in my opinion is pure ridiculous. The air is artificially made, schools are also TM based, and everything that has to do with weather and the sun and night time are controlled! The audacity of this so called utopia has made is enraging to its people, in my opinion. But of course no one seems to realize this except the Feed resisters. The clouds and air are factory made and it seems like the clouds are holograms mixed with some artificial gas that has been dyed white or other white to dark gray color line dye. Or perhaps the clouds have just been replicated through a corporation. Oh yeah, so I won’t forget, TM stands for Trade Marked. Schools have been bought by corporations and marked TM to increase the Feed networks  and teach based on the feed. Another crazy thing, is the thing with the animals. When Titus and Violet go out into the country, apparently they end up in Beef Country. Throughout the land was just a complete extension of how the meat they eat seems to be processed. He mentions how there were like tissue throughout the land and how the heart seems to pulse and flex a muscle of some sort. I found it really strange that there would be meat without animals to get it from. Now the meat is artificially made like the clouds and are completely replicated. The craziest thing to manipulate is basically time, in which they do also. Titus briefly mentions how each home is barricaded and the seasons are changeable. Also that the day time and night time are also controlled to replicate the real thing. It seems like they probably live underground with still access to the “surface.” ITs crazy how their technology has even surpassed natural human sexual reproduction. Genes are no longer necessary to create a child. Now its all based on one’s tastes and likes. For god’s sake, Link turns out to be a replica of Abraham Lincoln. I think I spelled his last name wrong, oh well. Parents can say, hey I want my child to this person’s chin, or hey my little boy should have a feminine face; lord its horrible. Well im w\running out of time so my last comment will be that its actually not that far from happening in our time because nowadays, our future parents can customize their baby’s eyes and hair colors through technology.

Feed

Utopia, part 3 of “feed”, Titus acknowledges that things are normal after the hacking and hospital. Few days later, Titus went out on errands and met Violet for the first time after the moon. He picks her up in his father’s upcar to a party at Quendy’s house. Violet was excited to be going to her first real party and feels special. At the party, a lot was going on, friends were chatting and making fun with each other; however, Quendy wasn’t happy with Calista because Calista had her hand around Link and was jealous.

Marty brought in the topic of Coke, everyone was delighted talking about the particular thing they like about coke, Loga said he like the refreshing flavor, Quendy said she likes the regular coke but also the fantastic taste of the Diet Coke, Titus said that he likes Coke due to the energy, then came Violet to say what she likes about Coke, Violet said, “I love the great feeling of Coke’s carbonation going down my throat, all the pain, like….” With lack of words to continue, she appeared funny as the others were looking at her like a stupid person. I think, this could be a manifestation of her lack of exposure which could have been a reason to feel so special and happy with Titus when he asked her to party but without waiting the party to end Violet and Titus left.

Their lives have become customized to the extent that every aspect of it was controlled by corporations. Like Violet said “When you have the feed all your, life you’re brought up to not think about things. Like them never telling you that it’s a republic and not a democracy. It’s something that makes me angry, what people don’t know about these days. Because of the feed, we’re raising a nation of idiots. Ignorant, self-centered idiots.” Unlike Titus who thinks that corporations are better than government in managing the people and institutions as they teaches how the world is used and take care of children, Violet was aware of the manipulations carried out by corporations on their actions and behavior and opt to customize her feed on a way that she can be invisible because of her perception of control.  With the feeds there is nothing hidden, you are observed, monitored, your choice and ability to make sound decision is controlled worst of it, when malfunctioned it can be fatal as Violet put it, “Nobody knows. The feed is tied in to everything. Your body control, your emotions, your memory. Everything. Sometimes feed errors are fatal…”

In a Utopian world where everything is imaginary,   yet still there are limitations with the proper functioning of feed which shows that technology is not 100% reliable. There could be breakdowns or coding errors. However, I can imagine a world of that nature where everyone is assigned a unique IP address and networked, knowing directly what runs in the mind of others, I’m convinced, it will reduce if not eliminate criminal activities. With advances in Information Technology and IP address moving from IPV4 to IPV6, pretty soon, every manufactured product including house appliances, vehicles, airplanes and the likes will be assigned an IP address for easy trace.

 

 

feed :utopia

The beginning of part three everything was back to normal, and everyone went back  to earth also everyone’s feet began to work again, even though some people had some problems with it sometimes. Then as we all know, Titus and violet are kind of an item. Titus and his friends had a party at the end of the week at Quendy’s house. Quendy’s parents were off choking somewhere.  Then Titus went to pick up violet in his flying car,and it is the first time they saw each other. they meet at the mall near violet’s house and they went to the party together. while they were on their way to the party they got a chance to talk a little bit to know each.violet has never been to a real party before, she only saw one only on feed.she was really happy that Titus ask her  to go with him. Quendy says she is happy that he and Violet are a couple, but Calista says Violet is a snob. Titus chats with Violet and finds out Calista makes fun of Violet because she used a big vocabulary in their conversation and she looked up  the meaning of the word after they finished talking. Titus chat her to see if she is okay and she said she is fine just having a friendly conversation with Calista. but we all know that is not true.days after the party violet and Titus meet at the mall and were just hangout going from store to store looking for thing that they were not going to buy..violet is having too much fun with Titus. she is happy that she finally have a real friend she can have fun with  because she was home schooled. at some point when they were together violet told Titus about a research project she is working on.She says the corporations have figured out what everyone wants due to the feeds, but this makes everyone simpler. Her project is she creates a customer profile that is so confusing none of the corporations can market to it. while they were talking Titus ask her why her father did’t come to the moon to visit her at the hospital and she told him that he could’t come because it cause a lot of money to to go to the moon and her father would save up to a year to pay for her to go to the moon.Titus is amaze that it’s expensive it is to go to the moon…so after they both went home Titus’s parents  were talking to him and telling him that he has gone through so much and they are very proud of him and that they want to buy him a up car.so the next day he went car shopping with his dad and violet.they were so excited about the car shopping.Violet says Titus is lucky because he gets this car as a reward for being brave. She tells him they do not have to go to court because the hacker died. Titus is surprised because he does not know this. Titus chooses the Dodge in red.they went back to Titus house to have dinner with violet.they were talking and Titus mention that him  and violet are going going out the next day to the park or the country  but the father tells them the forest is gone for an air factory. Violet gets upset and says trees can make air and that people need trees…Titus went to violet’s house to pick her up so they can go drive around while he was there he met her father for the first time.and he describe how messy the house was and her father…after  a little while they left the house and were driving around for like an hour and while they were in the car violet tell him about her life story ,and how her mother left them wend she was six or seven years also how how  father raised her up by himself and home school her.and Titus also tell her his family’s story but is was not as interesting as her story.  he was glad that they sheared  there stories.when they got to the country beef there wasn’t much a lot of people there so it was really peaceful. they walked  with each other to and they  have fun, also they watch the sun set and he talked about how he was turned on when she was talking about self-control.  Titus has strange nightmares. He is in a foreign place, seeing riots and fields of black. A kid looks at him. A gun points at him. It all makes no sense.  so he ask her  if he know  who the intruder is but she don’t. so Titus went back to sleep and the feed was back to normal.so there was a party going on and everyone expect Titus and violet to  dressed in riot clothing from the Watts…at the party they played a game called spin the bottle and everyone was having fun until Marty spun the bottle and landed on violet so Marty marty got up and he kind off started to disrespect violet .she than got mad and got up and stared to yell at him and everyone the.Titus saw how violet was looking and he new she was not okay and he asked people to call the ambulance but no one helped him to call.every one was like she is in mal..violet has mention to Titus about how she hasn’t been feeling t well since the hacking on the moon…..

feed part 3

In the Novel feed by M.T. Anderson, feed is about teenagers that are sounded or controlled by something called feed which it has different meaning it could be the internet advertising. In part three of the book it was about the teenagers after went back home from the mood and they had a rough experience in the mood it was boring to them and it was even worst when they got hacked from that old guy in the nightclub, Titus, violet, Marty, Calista, Link, Loge and Quendy stayed in the hospital as it showed in part two of the book. After they left the hospital they went back home from the violet became Titus girlfriend and she was different than everyone else and her feed has a virus she is trying to fix it. She got the feed when she was seven years old unlike Titus and his friends because her family is poor unlike the rest so she tries to help Titus to live without the feed. Violet met Titus family they had dinner together it looks like Titus’s dad didn’t like her. Violet lived at a suburb called Creville Heights it’s an assaulted area Titus went to pick her up to go to the and he met her father he was very weird.

In part three they used mal a lot I didn’t really understand what it meant. Part three was mostly about Titus and Violet. Violet tired making Titus happy even when he wasn’t on the feed they had really great time when he picked her up every time from her house to go the mall and she would run around and ask for things she don’t even buy at first he found it wired but he liked it when she was happy, always when she went to meet his family and his dad was mean to her he wanted to say something to him so he could stop ,when he met her wired father and they went to the country side they had very good time, they told stories but their parents.

Violet got her feed when she was seven and after she went to the moon and it got hacked she could replace it she sometimes a part of her body stop’s moving. I have a question so basically they live can’t live without the feed after they get it? But if yes how was the life of these people that don’t have the feed.

Violet’s feed stopped working and when she went to the technician he told her it because she got her feed when she was fully formed its more likely to malfunction, feed controlled everything their emotion, memory. Lesion was as a fashion to them but when they went to the party and Quendy showed up and she had them everywhere I don’t think anyone liked it then but she thought it was cool. In page 194 in the second paragraph when Titus said that people walk in one door and come out the other.it really caught my attention because it’s like he saying that how technology is we go on it for hours but it’s like we was never on it.

 

Feed (Part 3: utopia)

In the part 3(utopia),The normal things are back, after the hacker(Old man at the club) and the hospital. They all go back to earth. Titus and Violet go to a party at Quendy’s. Violet feels very special that Titus takes her to the party. Becaue she never go to a real party before. She only sees a party on the feed. After, Titus and Violet arrive at the party. Quendy says to Titus, that she is happy that he and Violet are doing okay, but Calista says Violet is kind of stuck-up. After  Titus chats with Violet, he finds out that Calista makes fun of Violet because she used a French vocabulary in the conversation. Violet tells Titus that her feed still has damage from the hacker. Titus so worrys about that, but Violet tells him that she fines. The doctor said to her it will be fine. That night after the party Titus has a dream about the police, but he thinks they are not the police. They are the hackers. But when he woke up, he forgets every thing. Violet has a research. This is a big project for her. She says that the company have to find out what everyone wants due to their feeds, but this makes everyone life’s easier. Her project, she creates a customer profile that is so confusing none of the company can market to it. Violet plans to show interest in random items, that will make it impossible for her to be fit into a profile. She and Titus spend a day at the mall, looking from store to store. By the end of the day, Violet receives an amount of banners that they temporary cut off the outside world. Titus asks her why her father did not come to the moon hospital. She says it is expensive to go to the moon and her father have to saved up a year to pay for her moon trip. Titus goes car shopping with his father and Violet. Titus and Violet are excited. But, Violet thinks Titus is spoiled, but she does not say it. Violet says Titus is lucky because he gets this car as a reward for being brave. She tells Titus that they do not have to go to court because the hacker died. Titus surprises because he does not know about this. Next day, Titus and Violet go to a trip to Beef Country. Titus picks Violet up at her house. Also, This is the first time that Titus meets Violet father. Titus has strange nightmares again. He is in a foreign place, seeing riots and fields of black. A kid looks at him. A gun points at him. Then Violet wakes him up. Violet also has the same dream. Then, she tries to call FeedTech, but she gets an automated computer. After that, Titus goes back to sleep and the feed seems normal.

This part of the Feed is show how relationship between Titus and Violet are growing up. They did a lot of things together. They went to the party at Quendy’s. They were doing the reserch(going to the mall). After Titus got the upcar, they went to a trip to Beef country together. Also, they were having a strange dream that they thought it came from the hacker from the moon, but he already dead.

Utopia

We have come to learn that without the feed these people can’t function. While Titus and his friends were in the hospital they felt so lonely and bored without having the feed up and working. Titus was describing how bored he was without having the feed; he describes it has the “walls” and kept emphasizing the painting that was on the wall. As Titus and Violet didn’t have the feed they start communicating normal with verbal words without m-chatting. We learn stuff about Violet that is very important and very interesting, how she got the feed when she was seven years old because her father couldn’t afford it. We learn how her parents meet and aren’t together anymore. The father is a teacher and teaches the “old language” which i think is really important because it makes Violet stand out among the crowed that has the feed because she’s different. We learn how Titus parents meet as well. They meet in the planet venus “the planet of Lerv”. We learn that you can technically design your baby because when Titus was having a conversation with his mother and father they were explaining how they kind of took traits from a looks a actor they wanted there son to look like which is DelGlacey Murdoch, then taking parts from like the mom hands or the fathers eyes. Violet is very different even were she lives is completely different.