Instructions & Grading guide
Weekly Journal Entries will be due each week at the latest by SATURDAY NIGHT each week. (You may post earlier, obviously). Prompts will be posted in the first few weeks, and at times, I will leave you to determine your own interests and focus points. You can begin to use your journal posts as a way of working on your Tumblr, of creating image and text content, or to engage with the readings. Minimum 400-500 words, 5 points each In addition to length and timely completion, content and depth of your responses are key factors in the evaluation of your journal responses. Your writing does not need to be exquisitely perfect since journaling should be highly imaginative, visceral, reactive, and refreshing. Each journal entry is worth 5 points, and all together, the journals comprise 50 out of 1000 points for the course. Up to 1 point for length of response. Up to 1 point for grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and appropriate tone and diction. Up to 2 points for content of response. Up to 1 point for work that is highly imaginative, visceral, reactive, and refreshing.March 2 Lorna Roth, technology and racial representation
In her article on the role of photographic technologies and chemicals in the representation of various racial tones, Lorna Roth shows clearly how the perception of various races is shaped by unconscious and conscious choices. On the one hand, technologies–like chemicals and color pigments for photography have their limits, and thankfully they can change over time. But on the other hand, someone has to make the choice to push the technology forward. And so, we can see that better representations of people of color in film have been a combination of both technology and choices. In a recent video, (see below)Will Nicols explains what is at stake in these representations. Let’s talk more about this in class. But for now, I want you to write about your own personal experience with this issue. Wherever you are coming from, whatever race, doesn’t matter. Can you relate to this?
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