Thursday, November 4, 2010

Humanoid Robots in Space

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Freewriting Activities

Write your answers as fast as you can.

Freewrite #1 -- Write a blog about the movie that you watched that related to Halloween or the Apocalypse theme. Summarize the movie and give your response. Include pictures.

Remember write as fast as you can. You will have ten minutes for each of these.

Thinking about analysis of Blade Runner
Freewrite #2 -- Write a fictional description of what you think the future could be like if there was an apocalypse. Be creative and show individuality. Then describe how your vision of the future is similar or different to the world of Blade Runner.

Freewrite #3 -- Watch the clip of Deckard and Rachael. Describe in detail dialogue, lighting, or costuming. Then explain how you think they contribute to the themes of the movie.

Freewrite #4 -- Watch the clip of Deckard and Roy. Describe in detail how dialogue, sound, and music all work together to make the audience feel something. What do we feel? What does Roy's audience, Deckard, feel? Could Deckard be crying?

Freewrite #5 -- What is the future for Rick Deckard now that the replicants and Tyrell are dead? Be creative!

Thinking about Argument Proposals

Freewrite #6 -- Write about how your research for your argument is going so far. What is your research question? What information have you found so far? What are the two possible solutions that you have found for your question? Which solution seems best so far? Why?

Sign the Sign-up sheet for peer review.
The rest of the class, work on citing and annotating your bibliography entries.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ash in Evil Dead and Army of Darkness

Cherry in Planet Terror

Shaun from Shaun of the Dead

Tallahasee from Zombieland

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Film Noir- Cinematic term for stylish dramas from the 1940's and 1950's, that involve private eyes, policemen, dark cities, jaded characters, femme fatales, low lighting, heavy dialogue, and crime.

Neo Noir- Term used to describe newer movies that knowingly reference film noir elements.

Science Fiction Noir or Future Noir- Combines elements of science fiction and noir.

Femme Fatales- Deadly, beautiful, usually wealthy, seductive women.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Two more bonus possibilities:

Finally, we have found an inhabitable planet, but how do we get there?

Plus, if you are already going to see The Social Network, write a two paragraph blog giving your reaction. How can you not watch it with this trailer?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Do you love digital pets the same way that you love real pets?

Here's something to think about. What's the difference between these three things?

Here are a few new links.

This one is about award-winning new technology.

This one uses computer generated pictures to show space junk.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You asked for it!

Blog for extra credit points:

Using your freewriting from class, finish writing a very short creative entry in the voice of a clone. This time take into consideration that there might be hundreds or thousands of clones by this time.

Reminder: You can also read an extra online article from Blackboard and write a post responding to it.

In either case, make sure that you email me, just to let me know that you did extra work.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Helpful Link about Adapting to College

Here's a link that might be helpful. I haven't read through all of these, but I think the section entitled Time Management Skills is helpful. Even I am still struggling with scheduling time to relax. Sleep? What is that?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Your Websites!

Here is the list of our Eng. 151 blogs. Go ahead and check out a few of them. Follow at least three.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Beginning of the End

Hello Eng. 151,

This blog will be the hub of activity for us all. I look forward to your writing and discussion of P.K.Dick and the theme apocalypse. Let the talk of life, death, destruction...and writing begin!

Ed: Any zombies out there?
Shaun: Don't say that!
Ed: What?
Shaun: That!
Ed: What?
Shaun: The zed-word. Don't say it!
Ed: Why not?
Shaun: Because it's ridiculous!
Ed: All right... are there any out there, though?
[looking out of the letter-box, he sees an empty street]
Shaun: I can't see any. Maybe it's not as bad as all that.
[he turns his head and sees a pack of zombies]
Shaun: Oh, no, there they are.