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Cybernetics Week 4

When I watched the video I didn’t understand the term cybernetics. After watching it, I learned that it can be applied to interaction design. But first I needed a clear definition of what cybernetics was. So I googled, “cybernetics definition” and according to google it is “the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things.”. After reading the definition it makes sense because Paul Pangoro was explaining about the feedback systems received and the actions it does when it receives that feedback. Later on he talks about interaction design and he used his iphone as an example. He explained how when we see the notifications we automatically look to see what it is and then open our phones or we just tap on it or click the button to turn it is another form of interacting. I find it fascinating because he goes in depth into the choices that are applied in many things, such as websites ,apps, other forms of technology.

2/17/21 Terrain

I wanted to make a forest terrain based off the photo I looked up from google. I had a lot of fun making it. I used a lot of tall tress, some dark and dry grass. Some of the grass had flowers in them. I used some rocks and water for the pond. I also used some textures I saw online for the ground. However, my computer was running slow, so I did have a hard time editing and recording the video.

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Reading Response 2/8/21

When I read the article, I was confused on what it was saying but what I understood is that it’s important to make sure the student understands what they’re being taught. A quote that I like “The former is the intelligence of the child, the learner—the one who is unable to know without explication and whose interpretive understandings, if any, are only a product of chance and habit. The latter, on the other hand, is the intelligence of the teacher, the explicator—the one who by explaining strives to lead the learner towards an understanding of what was not known to the learner earlier.” The quote talks about the understanding of the student and the teacher. I think it’s also important to consider that the teacher should have an open mind when teaching.


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