8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed

8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed. 8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed.

8.1

1st Post

During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed out to me that even though she was able to understand the message within my photos and that the photos made the message clear, there were still some distractions within the images that distracted the viewer from the message within. The best way to solve this problem would be to retake the photos altogether, but that would defeat the purpose of the technical aspects of this week’s assignments, so, I decided to put two of the photos back into lightroom and make some more adjustments. I chose the two photos that were specifically pointed out in her critique: namely, the one that’s black and white with the green enhanced and the one with the full birdfeeder and the distracting in the background.

The black and white image with the highlighted green was a little too distracting. The green areas were distracting the viewer from the message of the photo which is mainly centered around the bird feeder. To be honest, I was really just trying out an effect and, in a photo, taken in a neighborhood where I was surrounded by so many manmade objects and buildings, I was trying to fade those things out by making them black and white and bring in a little more of nature, hence the green. I can see how it’s distracting though so I made some creative decisions. As suggested, I added a vignette into the image to try to zone in on the feeder. I also turn down the green, I still kept the color, but I turned it down a little so that it doesn’t steal the show from the feeder. Now I feel like the photo allows the bird feeder to take the center stage while still allowing the natural areas to shine through and the buildings fade into the background in black and white.

2nd post

    For this first photo of the prickly pear, I really had fun exaggerating the color and making it look super “futuristic” in a way. I went a little crazy with the saturation feature and the color altering feature. I tried to bring in some purple undertones which I think is what gave my photo the “infrared” feel. I also heightened the clarity so that the colors would pop\It is really hard to edit this way because I really like things to look natural. I took this photo of the prickly pear in October but now that I have edited it to be super saturated and warm it really feels very much like I took it in mid-August when the Italian sun is so hot that is makes everything seem like there are hot rays coming off of everything.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193906879@N07/51649089454/in/album-72157720150501700/

            My next photo I took a different approach. I first thought it would be cool to flip the photo entirely because I could not figure out a way to even out the horizon, so I just rolled with a different angle. I wanted to make this look like it was going into a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. I also added a lot of warm color and saturation to make it look more poppy and emulate the changing colors and patterns that Alice saw as she went down the rabbit hole.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193906879@N07/51647598037/in/album-72157720150501700/

 

3rd post

-The photographer would need to pay attention to light because it is one of the most important elements in photography. Once a photographer understand lighting they then have the knowledge to create a variety of photos.  

-Some of the illumination flaws in photos I have taken include insufficient light, improper contrast and glare.

-One way that I used light to create art was some friends and I were attempting to take photos at night and kept getting a glare because the clashing of lights. What I did was use a ring light and turned off the flash on my camera. This helped tremendously because the only light that was present was the ring light. 

-In my opinion darker and lighter areas of pictures I have taken has helped or contributed to the actual subject I am shooting. Of course this is not the case each time there are light and dark areas in a photo, however, I have had positive outcomes in this area a few times. 

Photos were taken seated at eye level. The settings I used were daylight, shade and cloudy.

Daylight – This setting was refreshing, the photo was so clear, enjoyable and clean. It was nice and bright and displayed a lot detail.

https://flic.kr/p/2mzvZHf

Shade – This setting gave the impression of the sun setting or that evening was close. It was warm and comforting to look at.

https://flic.kr/p/2mzrfLY

Cloudy- This setting reminded me a lot of shade, however, the tones were warmer and rich. This setting was slightly warmer than shade, but there were some similarities.  

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A Christian Nation

A Christian Nation.

Week 3 | Discussion – Revolution!

 

Respond

Although Scripture speaks specifically about people obeying their leaders, many American colonials came to embrace outright rebellion against their leaders as a legitimate thing to do. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

1.    Making reference to the material in your readings, provide at least two reasons that Americans at the time would have cited as justifications for their actions.

2.    Describe how the American desire for ‘liberty’ was achieved as a result of the Revolution, and how it was not achieved.

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Week 4 | Discussion – Power Plays

Review

Review this week’s resources in preparation for the discussion.

Respond

Two famous presidents, Jefferson, and Jackson made big decisions in their presidency that increased the power of the federal government and affected the course of the nation: Jefferson in the Louisiana Purchase, and Jackson in his response to the tariff/nullification crisis. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

1.    Summarize the issues and long term consequences that either Jefferson or Jackson faced in his respective decision.

2.    Evaluate whether or not you think the president made the right decision.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=r161cLYzuDI%3Frel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%26iv_load_policy%3D3%26start%3D0

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Week 5 | Discussion – Party Politics

Review

Review this week’s resources in preparation for the discussion.

Respond

Although political parties had been in existence in America’s history since it became a nation, it was really during the era of Andrew Jackson that we see political parties become as important as they did. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

·         Using material from your reading, explain why political parties became so critical at this time.

·         In what ways do you think political parties help American democracy, and in what ways do they hurt it?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=RNftCCwAol0%3Frel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%26iv_load_policy%3D3%26start%3D0

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Week 6 | Discussion – Women in Society

Review

Review this week’s resources in preparation for the discussion.

Respond

The proper behavior of women became a particular concern of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

1.    Using material from your readings, describe how society pictured the ‘ideal’ woman.

2.    What evidence do you have that some women were not satisfied with this ideal?

3.    Do you that think there should be ‘separate spheres’ for men and women to operate in, and why do you think this? (If you are going to use the Bible to back up your ideas, please be specific.)

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Week 7 | Discussion – Racial and Ethnic Divisions

Review

Review this week’s resources in preparation for the discussion.

Respond

This week’s readings teach us that American racial and ethnic conflicts have deep, complicated roots. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

·         Citing at least two specific examples from your readings, explain why there was such tension between whites and blacks, and native-born and new immigrants in this time period.

·         Considering the fact that most Americans at this time considered themselves Bible-believing Christians, how can you account for such deep divisions in the nation?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ajn9g5Gsv98%3Frel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%26iv_load_policy%3D3%26start%3D0

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Week 8 | Discussion – A Christian Nation?

Review

Review this week’s resources in preparation for the discussion.

Respond

Over the course of the past several weeks, you have been introduced to many events, people, and ideas that shaped the foundation of America’s history. In a well-written, substantial post of at least 300 words, address the following:

·         Focusing on one specific area (whether politics, race relations, economics, family, etc), discuss what role Christianity seemed to play in the nation’s development. Note: If you come to the conclusion that Christianity seemed to not play a role in the nation’s development, that is a legitimate position to take, too! Regardless of which argument you want to make, provide specific reasons of how you came to your conclusion.

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“Brownies” by ZZ Packer

8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed Writing Essay Help “Brownies” by ZZ Packer.

-This is a literary analysis -Needs to be typed in MLA format, times New Roman, 12 point font. -need 6-10 sources -all quotes need to be introduced; no dropped quotes -cite paraphrasing and summarizing too – 2 internal citations per paragraph -all sources need to be on a works cited page -no more than 3 lines of quoting per half page -all verbs in present tense unless it’s in a quote

This is the link to the story my paper is on http://writ101van.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/7/3/22735066/packer_brownies.pdf

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How does consalvo explain the relationship between Johan Huizinga’s concept of the ‘magic circle’ and cheating?

How does consalvo explain the relationship between Johan Huizinga’s concept of the ‘magic circle’ and cheating?.

A. Gordon Calleja, “Immersion” and “From Immersion to Incorporation”

The Last of Us

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

  1. In Kim Kardashian: Hollywood or in the opening sequence of The Last of Us, what game mechanics or elements increase the player’s sense of Presence, Transparency or Immersion?
  2. In the same game examples, what mechanics or elements interrupt the player’s sense of Presence / Transparency / Immersion, activating our “awareness of the game world”?
  3. What is one of the “four key challenges to gaining a clear understanding of immersion,” and how does Calleja’s concept of “incorporation” overcome this challenge?
  4. Explain how both The Last of Us and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood illustrate one of the six dimensions of involvement the contribute to Calleja’s concept of incorporation:
    1. kinesthetic involvement
    2. spatial involvement
    3. shared involvement
    4. narrative involvement
    5. affective involvement
    6. ludic involvement

 

 

B. Henry Jenkins, “Introduction: ‘Worship at the Altar of Convergence’” (2006)

      Minecraft (2011)

  1. How does Jenkins define convergence, and how does it differ from the replacement or absorption of old media by new media?
  2. Jenkins distinguishes between media and delivery technologies. What old media are incorporated into the new medium of the video game?
  3. Describe examples of both corporate convergence and grassroots convergence related to video games.
  4. In what ways is Minecraft an example of convergence? Use Jenkins’ Introduction to contextualize your answer.

 

 

C. Mia Consalvo, “Gaining Advantage” and “The Cheaters” (2007)

  1. How does consalvo explain the relationship between Johan Huizinga’s concept of the ‘magic circle’ and cheating?
  2. How do players define what is (not) acceptable behavior?
  3. What is one reason players cheat? Give an example that corresponds to one of the motivations Consalvo describes. (Link to video for bonus score!)

 

 

D. Stephanie Boluk and Patrick Lemieux, Chapter One: About, Within, Around, Without:

A Survey of Six Metagames” (2017)

      Triforce (2017)

1.    According to Boluk and Lemieux, what is a metagame, and what are examples of metagames?

2.    What techniques do players use to make their own games with(in) existing games? How do these techniques impact, change or build on the meaning of the original game?

3.    According to Boluk and Lemieux, what are some of the ways that “metagame” elements such as speed running, eSports and user-produced content are impacting contemporary gaming culture?

4.    How does Triforce impact, change or build on the meaning and content of The Legend of Zelda? Use Boluk and Lemieux’s chapter to contextualize your answer.

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Development and the State: Is it right to think of Adam Smith as against the state?

Development and the State: Is it right to think of Adam Smith as against the state?.

The module is assessed by a 3000 word essay.

You are to choose one of the following titles OR you can formulate your own question in consultation with Felix Buchwald and/or Benjamin Selwyn.

Theoretical Section:

1)     Is it right to think of Adam Smith as against the state?

 

2)     Assess Friedrich List’s ‘infant industry argument’ theoretically and historically. What is its contemporary relevance?

 

 

3)     How did Marx and later Marxists contribute to state theory?

 

4)     How important is Max Weber’s conception of bureaucratic rationality for contemporary thinking about states and development?

Historical/Contemporary Empirical Section:

5)     How important were early-modern states in the rise of Capitalism?

 

6)     How inclusive are European Welfare states?

 

7)     How important was labour repression in the success of East Asian Developmental States?

 

 

8)     Does neoliberalism entail the shrinking of the state and the expansion of the market?

 

9) Can we realistically think about development against and beyond the         capitalist state?

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8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed

8.1 1st Post During the critique of last week’s photos, Cara pointed