How do we use technology and data to touch the human soul?

 

Ch07: 
In the video “Finding a Story Inside a Painting” –  When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them. Select one of the stories in the video and summarize her thoughts. Then select a painting that you like and imagine the story behind it.  Video link : https://youtu.be/nCg2NcGYu34

After watching the video “The Next Rembrandt” I would like you to discuss the following statements/questions. Video link : https://youtu.be/IuygOYZ1Ngo

“Can the Great Master Rembrandt Van Rijn Be Brought Back to Life to Create a New Painting?”
How do we use technology and data to touch the human soul?
What is the correlation between the technology of data to Rembrandt using brushes and paint?
What do you feel about using technology to bring soul to works of art?
Ch08: Compare and contrast the work of Albrecht Durer: “The knight, Death, and the Devil” c.1513, Engraving to Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Preaching, c.1652.,  Discuss the difference in technique, subject matter, and final appearance.
Ch09: Discuss the video the “Art of the Selfie: What did you learn? The video link : https://youtu.be/ontgK-_zBfQ

Ch10: Discuss how political concerns about film’s popular influence has affected motion pictures. Give examples from the text.  Discuss a film you have seen recently that had political consequences, Explain the reason you selected the film and its political context.

Discuss the video “Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar ” the video link : https://youtu.be/dmwsRT7e6Qo
There is a minimum word count of 350+ for an essay 

How did this film “Cocaine Cowboys” represent some of the aspects of the globalized world?

By now you should have viewed “Cocaine Cowboys”. How did this film represent some of the aspects of the globalized world?

After having viewed “Cocaine Cowboys”, what relationships do you see among drugs, money laundering and development?

4-5 sentences each question very short assginment

How does “Traffic” represent globalization through the lens of the border?

“Traffic” is another film which we should be viewing by now. How does it represent globalization through the lens of the border? Although it is not a recent film, how does it manifest many ideas currently being discussed about borders, immigration, migration and walls?

very short 6-8 sentences

Why do you think that people continue to use race as a category for difference even though it has no biological basis?

  **150 words each

1. Why do you think that people continue to use race as a category for difference even though it has no biological basis?
2. Do schools contribute to racism in America? How can schools fight against racism in America?
3. How are the various histories of discrimination and resistance presented in this chapter similar to one another? How are they different?
4. How familiar were you with the resistance stories in this chapter? If you were very familiar, to what do you attribute that? If you were not familiar, to what do you attribute that?
5. How can you explicitly teach students about complex social issues such as race and racism?
   
**answer each question best to your ability

How do heroes reveal the traits prized most highly by a culture?

 
For this 20-point assignment, you must provide an in-depth analysis of the prompt. Your response should be a minimum of ten sentences and include at least two blended quotations from the text as support.  Remember:  This is an analysis, not a summary of the texts.
Question
How do heroes reveal the traits prized most highly by a culture?

Identify Beowulf’s qualities and what they reveal about the Anglo-Saxon culture.
Cite quotations from the poem to support your analysis of Beowulf’s character and reflection of Anglo-Saxon society’s ideals.

Choose a fictional hero from contemporary American culture. Explain what this character’s traits reveal about value of modern society.
Discuss the concept of heroism and heroic traits.

Compare the values of Anglo-Saxons and modern Americans in a well-organized essay. 

Parents must take responsibility for their children, and creators must take responsibility for their creations.

 
Your task is to write will write a literary analysis of no fewer than 750 words on your chosen given topic.
Choose the topic below that corresponds with the novel you read in the novel study. The introduction should include a clear thesis (not a restatement of the prompt), which should be the claim upon which your essay will be built. Each body paragraph should begin with a strong topic sentence (an assertion), and contain evidence from the novel, as well as your own commentary, which will connect your evidence with the claim. End your essay with a strong conclusion in which you again revisit your thesis statement and give your reader “food for thought”– what didn’t you say in your essay that is relevant to the overall essay and your assertion?
ESSAY PROMPTS
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Review the following themes of the novel:

Parents must take responsibility for their children, and creators must take responsibility for their creations.
Nature is a source of solace and inspiration.
Manipulation of nature has devastating effects.
Excessive pursuit of knowledge or ambition leads to destruction.
Human beings need love and companionship; repeated rejection and alienation leads to antisocial behavior.

Choice #1: Choose one of the above themes, and analyze how Shelley expresses the theme in the novel.
Choice #2: Analyze a key scene from the novel, discussing how this scene in particular advances one of Shelley’s major themes. In the introduction, contextualize the scene (where in the novel it is located, what characters are present). Then have a clear thesis in which you make your assertion about the scene’s importance (to plot, character, and theme).

Relationship between Divinity and Humanity.

Write a one to two-page reflection short paper, elaborating on their meaning within the context of the Hyppolitus by Euripides.
The following themes can be chosen to be analyzed/investigated/critiqued:  
Hubris, the weight of an oath, Shame, Moral Responsibility, Love, Fidelity, Honor, Forgiveness, Relationship between Divinity and Humanity, Adoration/worshipping, 

Why do you think God chose water as the instrument of punishment?

  
· One aspect of the story of Noah and the Flood focuses on God’s punishment. Do you think destroying the world with a flood was justified or do you think it was too extreme? What do you think was God’s rationale in doing so? Why do you think God chose water as the instrument of punishment? Suppose you were in God’s place, what form of punishment would you have chosen? Why? Do you think the animals also deserved to be punished? Why or why not? Finally, think about various punishments given in our society today. Do you think punishments serve any useful purpose? Or are they just a form of control and power by those in authority? Give specific examples to support your answer.

readings’s link
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+6-9&version=NIV

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