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  1. Feb 2018
    1. colors

      Are those colors you speak of apart of the lgbtq movement that he in a way separates himself as one defining who he is as an individual? If he is speaking of himself separately from the movement this gives this section even more power overall defining his legacy.

    2. Dunlap, David W. “David Feinberg, 37, an Author Who Wrote of Life With AIDS.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Nov. 1994, www.nytimes.com/1994/11/04/obituaries/david-feinberg-37-an-author-who-wrote-of-life-with-aids.html. “Eighty-Sixed.” Google Books, books.google.com/books/about/Eighty_sixed.html?id=Kk8rAQAAIAAJ. David B. Feinberg, Tony Kushner (Introduction), et al. “Queer and Loathing.” By David B. Feinberg, www.goodreads.com/book/show/426711.Queer_and_Loathing. Quilt , NAMES. “Exploring the Quilt .” AIDS Quilt Touch, aidsquilttouch.org/experience-quilt. Wentzy, James. “David Feinberg Reading.” Vimeo, 7 Feb. 2018, vimeo.com/200391668.

      These are proper citations, which i may have just learned something just by looking at this page that may help me to format my own citations when needed.

    3. David Feinberg Panel Primary Source Description

      Last thing I would say about this page is that you could possibly add a brief interview that involves David Feinberg that may be online that could enhance the description of his personality, although the description from his books may well be enough this could make it even stronger then it is already

    4. David Feinberg did not need distraction and thrill through bold colors to memorialize him because his writing itself was bold and colorful enough itself.

      I think thats cool because you in a way state how he had separated himself from other activists and writers which made him unique giving him his own legs to stand.

    5. While this is not a research project on each book (that might very well be my next step) we can see how the quilt is directly alluding to the importance of writing in David Feinberg’s life.

      Its great that you acknowledge that you may have to dig further into his work to truly understand him and his motives, and why it was important to him.

    6. From only a tiny excerpt of his book preface, we can see Feinberg’s own personal attitudes towards living with HIV/AIDS. Feinberg does not sugar coat the realities of HIV/AIDS which is part of the reason his writing is such impactful. While many at the time were denied the severity of HIV/AIDS through denying funding for research, Feinberg used his voice to speak up and speak out against the narrative. 

      This is a well thought description to give us an overall idea of who David Feinberg was as an individual and how he saw things through, It gives us an idea of his passion and drive which I believe was great to add aside to these descriptions.

    7. I was left with the difficulty of answering this question. As the NAMES gallery was left with little information on him as a person, it was up to me to investigate and get to know about the life of Mr. Feinberg.  Where do I start? With little to know information and such a minimal panel, I was fearful that my research may end before it even began. However, all it took as a simple Google search of “David Feinberg” and I realized that the quilt is filled with never-ending opportunities to research the legacy of an activist. 

      I think its well that you were self conscious about how the project could turn left or right either way, Then you do further research on Mr.Feinberg which had brought some sort of contrast to your original thought of what could have possibly happened.

    8. While minimal in color it alludes to many of Mr. Feinburg’s interests.

      I like that you foreshadowed how the minimalism in the color palette of this panel leads us to Mr.Feinburg's general interest.

  2. Jan 2018
    1. Despite its political symbolism, there is no comprehensive history of the machete.

      I think the author's inclusion of a brief history of the machete helps support his claim that the machete can have different uses. Cline, the author, shows the machete's use in history as a tool and its use as a weapon. The machete was originally created to be used as a tool, but its meaning has evolved over time. It can now just as quickly be seen as a weapon.

    2. the longshoremen’s hook helped grapple crates and barrels in the holds of cargo ships; its potential for weaponization should be clear to anybody who saw the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.

      The statement about the horror movie is interesting. Peoples' perception of the machete can be greatly influenced by media and entertainment sources. Personally I do not come from an environment were machetes are common tools, however I have seen movies were machetes are used as weapons. So, when I see a machete I first think of it as a weapon rather than as a tool, but that does not mean that is how everyone else sees a machete.

    3. But the machete bears an unusual character. It’s possible to conceive of it as a weapon, yes, but it’s also very much a tool—not altogether different from, say, a shovel.

      The topic of public safety is interesting. What should a person be allowed to carry, if anything? Inevitably a situation like this will arise. What is considered a weapon? A machete could certainly be used as a weapon, however its main use is as a tool. A recent problem has been cars. People have been using their automobiles as weapons. This can and has caused many deaths, however I do not see the government banning people from driving cars any time soon.