Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Ghost Radio" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra; "The Payback" by James Brown]

A close study of revenge quickly reveals two schools of thought: 1)Revenge is righteous and/or fulfilling, and 2)Revenge keeps wounds from healing and may be appealing to consider but ultimately destroys every party to it. What do you think of the value of revenge, how do you see the effects of revenge played out in the world, and what do you think Hamlet should do now that he knows Claudius poisoned his father?

1. Journal
2. Sum up Hamlet Act I
3. Next week's collaboratory
4. Midterm review

1. Review (and sleep--if you've diligently implemented your plan, you shouldn't have to cram :)


  1. For those of you who weren't at the meeting it was really helpful for me. Ian explained what project infinity was created for. He said something to the effect of it allows you to see how your work has value to other people. It shouldn't be that we post an assignment get our grade and forget about it. The post should be the start of a conversation. For example I had such a hard time with my literature analysis I never even finished it. I should have posted the half finished assignment and then asked for people to comment and help me with it. Then I could give them project infinity credit to thank them for helping me.

    1. I agree, Project Infinity is not supposed be an extra assignment for Dr. Preston. It's supposed to be for us. It allows us to have other students help us with our work and get acknowledgement for our accomplishments. Your work can help other students learn better and their work can help you when you get stuck.

    2. Exactly. I don't think anyone realizes that. It's not an assignment. It's to help us. I don't know if you were there when I was talking about this idea I had for Project Infinity. But I was thinking of making a video. I posted the idea in my blog if you wanna look at it.

    3. I think losing the point system (Ian said that was the plan, correct?) will help rectify this. Personally, I think the points cheapened the help people were offering--like people were only contributing for arbitrary credit, not because they actually wanted to provide anything useful. This may not have been the case at all, it's just the general feeling I came away with. If there is no official scoring system, hopefully Project Infinity can be seen more as a resource than an obligation.