“Reflection” by Yunfei Xiang on Vimeo
Read this article before next class
Exhibits we are viewing today:
Human Origins and Cultural Halls
We will be visiting, during class time, permanent exhibitions which can be seen by donation only, as at The Met. First we will visit Human Origins and Cultural Halls: http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/human-origins-and-cultural-halls
Then we will visit The Mammal Halls http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/mammal-halls
Should you be able to stay after 12:35 all choices are open to you.. including paid entry to special exhibits.
As per the assignment in the syllabus you will “photograph your time at the Museum, considering how Animal and Human Cultures are represented in the displays.” Before posting to your blog you will “edit your images creating a context for those images based on cultural keywords from Williams USING TEXT. Explain your thinking and selection in writing. Post to your blog”
Previously I have assigned you to read John Berger’s “Why Look at Animals” At http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/gustafson/FILM%20161.F08/readings/berger.animals%202.pdfThe reading posted to the blog is from http://what-when-how.com/social-and-cultural-anthropology/nature-and-culture-anthropology/
This is the text of an email I have sent this morning to Evan.
Evan, For some strange reason which I cannot explain I am no longer following you on WordPress. Can you explain it to me. I have been reviewing student blogs this weekend and last night went to do yours and I did not have access to it. When I enter your wordpress url I am told I am following you but you do not appear on my list and when I search for you they say that url does not exist.
Have you ever read Joseph Heller’s Catch 22? It was a very popular book in the early 70’s about the irrationality of existence, and the phrase Catch 22 became part of our Language. Wikipedia on Catch 22 They made a movie of it, a very popular one. Definition of Catch 22 in the movie of that title.
I will post this message to my blog with the hope that someone in the class can figure out the answer to my confusion.
In Peace, Susan Landgraf