JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Open Secrets" by Rush; "Rumours" by Timex Social Club]
In Hamlet's Denmark the characters appear angst-filled and manipulative. They are more apt to talk about each other than to each other. Are these conditions a matter of individual personality/psychology, or do they reflect the hierarchy of the court and/or the culture of the place/time? How does all this compare with people you know in your social systems (e.g., family, school, place of employment)?
[7:30-8:20 Ted Newcomb on PLNs]
2. Hamlet Act V (if you're in zero period please read Act V tonight)
3. Hamlet: performative utterances, manipulation & state secrets
1. Read "State Secrets in the Age of the Internet" [UPDATE: if the link redirects you to register, skip it, go to google, enter "state secrets in the age of the internet" and click the result at www.ft.com
2. Read "The Performative Utterance in Hamlet"
3. Tomorrow morning at 7:30 we have a very special guest. Familiarize yourself with Cory Doctorow through his site, his curation/commentary on BoingBoing, his many talks on YouTube, or something equally interesting.