• Verb
  • to cause people to become so excited or concerned about an issue, idea, etc., that they want to do something about it.
  • haunting image of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi dead on the beach after he, his brother and mother drowned attempting to cross from Turkey to Greece has galvanized many in the GTA when it comes to the Syrian refugee crisis.(,
  • After the death of the three years old Syrian refugee people are very upset. They really want things to change for these refugee. They are getting together to do their best to help out these people that are without a place to go. People wants change and instead of sitting down and complaining about the problem they’re being part of the change that they demand.

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

My  Discovery

The three objects I close to write about are rock, nail, and chocolate. I found all three objects in the corner where located in the different place near the street. They are dirty and full with dirts. I believe no one would pick them up. The rock I found is round and smooth. Its yellow and looks pretty to me. The chocolate is also round, and the color is red. I think it was someone careless dropped this chocolate on the ground, then he just walked away without it. The nail is the oldest object in the all objects I found. It’s made of iron, smells like blood, dirty, and get rusty.

Sketches: Each one consisted of approximately 15 minutes each/ 3 hour overall.


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Discovery: Avatars

Person Avatar: Ayano


What I Observe:


Student uniform

Sharp eyes

Holding a board with Kanji


The anime avatar indicates the user is a fandom of anime.

The student uniform tells me she is a student.

Those sharp eyes to me means she is a careful though and a smart person.

Kanji is a kind of letter uses in Japan. It shows she is a person relates to Japan.


I choose this anime avatar of Ayano to write about is because I love anime and Ayano is also the first friend I made in this college. Those sharp eyes and Anger brows of her anime avatar makes me feel she had a powerful and smart mental, but her one hand is covered on her chest, this action makes me think she also has a weak side not always been strong. The student uniform exactly told me she is a student, and there she really is a college student. Kanji is a kind of letter uses in Japan. It shows she is a person relates to Japan. Judging from her appearance in the class she looks like an Asian, just not sure where she from. If she’s from Japan then the avatar with Kanji is not surprising me.

Connection to the member:

Almost all anime fans are using the anime picture to be their avatars, so I bet for 90% she’s an anime fan and after I read her biography I am more convinced of this and she does relate to Japan. In her biography says she grew up in Japan and her dream is to become an animator who creates anime characters through drawing/digitally. This clearly shows up her ambition and passion for Japanese anime, and I hope she would be succeeded.

Urban Artifacts: Phase 1: Discover

                                                      My Discovery

The three objects I discovered consist of a metro card, a beer can, and a cigarette end. The reason I picked those three items up was that I saw kind of a connection between them. And there was a word comes up to my mind when I put them together at the first time— PRESSURE. ¬†I can imagine that there is a man going into a subway station with his metro card. The subway takes him to his work place. After working for a whole day, he feels a lot of pressure from competition, and his boss. He is looking for some relaxation. So he starts smoking and drinking. And left a cigarette end and a beer can on the street. The metro card is in a geometric shape, having lines, corners, and edges and giving me a neatly feeling. The beer can and the cigarette end are very different from the metro card. They are in organic shape. Both of them are bended, having jagged edges. They look irregular and 3D.

Sketches: each drawing took around 7-10 minus/ an hour in total



















PM Announcements and Reminders

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

Just a few reminders. Make sure that you have access to your homework and classwork on the Ways of seeing Openlab site. Don’t forget to post your assignments and comment on your classmates’ work as well. It is important that you maintain a clean, and organized ePortfolio with all your work. If you are having any trouble posting something, please feel free to contact me. Also, make sure that you are prepared to work in class on Wednesday.

For those of you who have access to your City Tech e-mail, please shoot me an email so that I have it. Its important to check and use your Student e-mail often to know important announcements and events happening on campus.

Student life and Development created a Guidebook App for students who have androids or iPhones. The App is called Guidebook and it’s a blue icon. It’s very useful for new City Tech Students to help them¬†answer any question they¬†might have.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a Potluck to all City Tech students every Tuesday starting September 29th. Save the date! More information will be displayed soon. Stay tuned!

I wanted to take the time to thank those students who came down to Student Government’s Meet and Greet. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Its fairly important to know who your SGA staff is so that if you ever have problems in school, you know where they are. I always tell my students to get involved in school in order to have better opportunities. The SGA team is doing a great job this year and are located in¬†room G400.¬†


I hope everyone enjoys their Labor day. There are no classes scheduled for tomorrow. And again, if you guys have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. I also have available hours if you would like to speak in person. Look out for us, N506, @citytechlearningcommunities!

Lovely weekend to you all.



Discovery: Avatars

Avatar: Ruky

What I observe:

  • A boy that hiding his mouth and one of his hand
  • Having gloomy eyes
  • Wearing wrinkled clothes
  • Having a angel wing and a devil wing


  • Hiding his mouth and his hand make me feel like he is shy and not confident
  • Gloomy eyes to me mean he is not a very positive person
  • Wrinkled clothes to me means he didn’t grow up in a very wealthy family
  • The wings probably mean he has multiple¬†personality


I chose this avatar because I can see myself from it. We are probably the same kind of person. In the avatar, I see a boy hiding his his mouth, by doing this, I feel like he is shy and afraid to talk. And he is also hiding his his hand, that makes me feel like he is not a confident person. The boy’s eyes are gloomy, he also might be a negative person. The wings attract me the most in this avatar. The angel wing means he can be¬†a very good person. But the devil wing means he can also be a very bad person in some situation. From the two different wings, I also feel like he could be different person in front of different people. He might be talkative ¬†in front of the people that he knows well, but shy in front of the people that he does not know.

I’m not sure if my interpretations are correct. But I still feel like¬†this avatar and Ruky having kind of a connection.