Good Evening this is the class notes for 2/14/17, not sure if I stuctured this correctly.
Homework for Thursday 2/16/17
-Metropolis (Blog due w/ 2115)
-Look at post/comments (Syllabus daily check in)
Free writing: (7 mins)
1. Main conflicts/identifying whether internal or external + themes
2. What is valued (competing sets of values > Kuno/Vashti)
Class discussion on “The machine stops.”
Vashti- Kuno mother, lecturer, religious and dependent on the machines. Mainstream views of the society.
Kuno- son of Vashti, rebellious and athletic
The machine- secures needs of the people, the center, isolates the people. Related to “The Book” (which is written by the central committee)
Between Vashti and Kuno
Kuno wanting to have that bond between him and his mother.
Kuno and society
Kuno trying to break away from the machine nurturing system that has weakened the people.
Safety, Control, Order and Uniformity
Vocabulary & terms:
Technological Determinism- Technology determining what happens in society
Affordance- Type of possibility in a setting
Reverently- (adverb) To handle something in a respect and religious manner
Acquiescence- (n) to accept without rebel
Artificial-(adj) Something that’s man made, unnatural
Active Reading- To reading any material with questions to have a better understanding.