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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Pink 'Pussyhat' Creator Addresses Criticism Over Name

      This is the text I am going to be comparing using Arola Ball's multimodality. The different types of modes they use and how they use them. The reading has counter arguments about what people should be focusing on and fighting for. It also explains how people are understanding the meaning of the "pussyhat" and what it symbolizes.

    2. Keegan believes transgender people, like cisgender women, are fighting for autonomy over their own bodies, but feels their issues are often seen as separate and less important.

      Everyone has their own fights, but as they said earlier people should be fighting together not against one another or even ignoring one's problems. Just like the "pussyhat" is important to some people, it shouldn't be limited to just those people. It should include all types of people regardless of their gender, that seems like a better fight.

    3. “If people were really paying attention to reproductive rights they would know that in many, many states in the U.S., transgender people are required to become sterilized to change our [legal] genders,” Keegan said.

      This is something that people should be focusing, since it actually forces people to do something they may not even be able to afford. It also denies their rights we cannot call this equality if we don't treat others as mere means instead of ends in themselves.

    4. “[President Donald Trump] has come out very strongly against reproductive rights and has targeted people with vaginas,” Mendus said. “Cisgender women especially they are targeted and transgender men are obviously caught in the shot as well, and they are the ones who have that sort of genitalia, and they’re the ones who are under attack at the moment.”

      What he said was a big issues to everyone but did the "pussyhat" really help solve the problem. Regardless of the hat I don't think he will change I do think spreading awareness was a good thing to help people understand the struggles but the hat is causing all sorts of controversy for others.

    5. “All people need to work together to try to deal with that rather than worrying about this language policing or making of safe spaces,

      We continue to worry about how things are not safe but in general there is nothing safe at all. Violence and people becoming homeless are bigger issues but we are so concerned with trying to make a safe place that we forget that even if we have a safe place people will still be homeless this doesn't solve any of the bigger issues.

    6. People often find hope or value in a physical symbol like the pussyhat

      This is a use of visual mode and it's because people find that instead of using aural and linguistic mode they find more comfort in visuals. Which is a bad thing that means that things will never get done because people are so obsessed with things being symbolized rather than just focusing on their original purpose.

    7. “The symbol that for me means the absolute most and means everything is freedom,” Hearns explained. “The hat won’t prove anything. The actions of the people will."

      The hat symbolizes what they should be doing fighting for their freedom and rights. Their actions does show that they are serious about what they want to stand up for rather than making a hat. According to Arola this hat uses the mode gestural, spatial and affordance. Gestural is their body and interaction between people because of this hat. Spatial is the way the hat was designed. And affordances is the strengths and weaknesses of media and modes.These are influenced by the modes.

    8. “The fact that this hat is on the cover of [Time Magazine and The New Yorker] at a time where immigrants and refugees are being held captive essentially and being forced to reconcile that they may never be able to return to the place they call home, just shows how out of alignment America is with the things that really matter,”

      It shows that Americans don't focus on the bigger picture and only care about the small issues that pop up here and there. What should be important is the long time problems, things like immigrants and refugees is what we should be focusing on at the moment rather than the "pussyhat".

    9. “There are transgender people being murdered or living in the streets all over this country, constantly, and transgender women and cisgender women need to be together on that front,”

      It apparent that the "pussyhat" shouldn't be as important as it is. Due to the fact that they are definitely bigger problems we are facing. Being disrespected is wrong of course, but if you are being murdered and are homeless is this really something that we should be thinking about at the moment. It should be something that comes after all the bigger problems are fixed.

    10. The hat is a metaphor, not just for women who are cisgender (a person who identifies with their birth sex), but any person or group who can relate to feeling marginalized, according to the knitter.

      The hat was meant to be a symbol for everyone who has been disrespected or treated as if they should be a certain way.

    11. The cat-eared “pussyhat” became the crown of the Women’s March in January.

      This hat and word uses two multimodality modes which are linguistic and visual. The linguistic part is called it a "pussyhat" which they are hoping to show people that they are proud of who they are and don't care about how others think of them. The visual part was using the color pink and making the hat with cat ears, which symbolizes femininity to some people, it also shows the same that they don't care what anyone thinks.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. Cude’s panel is in the lower right hand corner, figured vertically.

      It's a great idea to have the full quilt but it would have been nicer if you had a full image of the panel too I was sort of confused as to where the panel was in the beginning. The more pictures the better.

    2. The two halves are made apparent by the differing uses of space, images, and colors.

      You could also talk about the different types of patterns and shapes you see. Maybe what they they mean or even if they made it like this for abstract reasons, or because Ray Crude was an artist.

    3. Directly below the cross is an old photograph with the caption

      You could also try to explain what's happening in the picture more like what are they holding in their hands where does it seem like they are, maybe you could try to find out when the picture looks like it was taken.

    4. The NAMES Project is a nonprofit organization that was founded in San Francisco, California in the year 1987 by a man named Cleve Jones.

      I liked how you went in depth into the NAMES Project and what they do as well as gave an example of another one of their quilts. That's how it should be for your pictures go into as much info as you can. Background information about objects and things help too.

    5. In the bottom left corner there is an image of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.

      Maybe take a closer picture of the boots and cowboy hat, also there's like a white box with blue boarder it looks like it says something but I cannot tell. Not sure if you talked about it either but you should take a closer picture of it as well. It'd be better if you took more pictures of all the objects so we can see, people with bad eye sight such as myself would have a hard time looking at the pictures.

    6. It begins with a list of organizations Cude was associated with, such as various musical groups, a church, and a bank, his place of employment.

      You should take a closer picture of all the organizations cause I'd love to read it myself.

    7. “Tommy Ray 1942-1992.”

      The panel itself is about Ray Crude then who is Tommy Ray? Is there any infomration about I'd love to know why his name was also listed. Maybe he was apart of the trio.

    8. “The Tripple-Aires Trio.”

      You could try to go more in depth with them, like see if they were popular back in the day or even known at all. That'd be pretty interesting if it was an actual band that played at different kinds of places.

    9. Upper Half Collage Cross

      This picture is blurry I think it would be best to retake it so we can see what's within the picture better.

    1. However, one thing remains constant: those who use it as a tool in their daily lives are also the most likely to turn to it as a weapon, because it is often the only option available to the slave, the peasant, or the proletariat within the agricultural regions of the tropics.

      Here is an example of a group of people that used them in a day to day basis, but turned them into a weapon so that they could be free.

    2. Despite its Spanish word origin, the first major industrial manufacturers of machetes were English and American. English machete makers did their briskest business in the regions under the Empire’s control: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, British Guiana, and Grenada. In these Anglophone countries, machetes are still called “cutlasses.”

      The machete wasn't just used in American it was used all across the word, but it was interpreted differently by other cultures.

    3. This simple object is imbued with enormous symbolic political power, because its practical value can never be isolated from its violent potential.

      If historians found this weapon they would be able to understand that it was definitely used for so many other things and will continue to be apart of our culture.

    4. I’m certainly not proud of this moment, but it does illustrate the machete’s ability to change quickly from a boy’s plaything to an instrument of violence.And then back again into a tool, and a cultural symbol.

      A machete was originally used by farmers and/or slaves, as well as a toy for children. But we can definitely see that it was apart of a culture.

    5. 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.

      It's so easy to percieve things as a weapon no matter what it is, this just assumes that a shovel can also be a weapon.

    1. that evocative description can “register” the way an object “functions for one particular observer. Rather than saying what a visual image means, description tells us houran image has opened itself up to an interpretation.

      If we compare this to "What Is a Machete, Anyway" we can see that this explains that things we observe we try to understand their function and then give it a different description.

    2. When we study an object, formalizing our observations in language, we generate a set of carefully selected nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and verbs which effectively determine the bounds of possible interpretation. This is why the words we choose in saying what we see have such far reaching importance.

      It is true that we study an object based on it's structure but I also believe that we study it based on what it is used for.

    3. attention not just to whatthey might be said to signify but, as importantly, to how they might be said to signify; to their gerundial meaning (active verb form:to bring meaning into being), to the uay they mean, both phenomenologically and metaphorically

      Not only do we describe an item by it's culture by also how it is said to be signified which can go in so many different ways.

  3. Jan 2018
    1. While only some of culture takes material form, the part that does records the shape and imprint of otherwise more abstract, conceptual, or even metaphysical aspects of that culture that they quite literally embody. These are the objects we as historians in the field of Material Culture seek to understand

      People who study Material Culture are trying to understand the object and what makes it so significant to the culture and/or person. It could be interpreted in so many different ways as well.

    2. As the list of objects studied over the course of time in a single university seminar attests, the possibilities are virtually limitless-especially considering that no two individuals will read a given object in the same way.

      It's amazing that even we all look and examine the same item and give a item description of the item and where it comes from they are all not likely to be the same each other

    1. The post-independence flag of Angola, for example, depicts a machete crossing a gear on a red and black field.

      This would be another example as to how the machete changed from being a tool to a weapon of revolution. As we can see it probably the most picked up weapon when it came to defending themselves if they didn't have a gun. You also see this in movies as well the first thing they would have picked up would be the machete probably because of it's size gives a good distance,

    2. This simple object is imbued with enormous symbolic political power, because its practical value can never be isolated from its violent potential.

      I think because of who used to use it like slaves etc it changed from being a tool to a weapon so that they could defend themselves. And I believe that this will forever be a long discussion about whether it is a tool or a weapon, but not only machete I'm sure there is several tools that are used as weapon that we can not understand whether it is a tool or a weapon.

    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. It’s possible that Wilson is just a stunted adolescent who never grew out of buying switchblades and throwing stars when the carnival comes to town, but the ease with which “tool” becomes “weapon” in the eyes of the law is remarkable.

      It's so interesting how we can percieve anything as a weapon, even if we use it as a daily tool. But in my opinion although the machete is a tool used in farming, it is more of a weapon when used aggressively. But you can say that with anything no matter what it is. If it's held with aggression and anger then it's automatically considered a weapon.

    1. CRTs are no longer manufactured. But they continue to shape the world, even after they are discarded. They multiply as they are repaired and reused, as their parts are harvested for different devices, as their materials are stripped out and placed back into production chains, as their chemical constituents move out of landfills and open flames into bodies and environments.

      It is amazing how one simple machine could have changed the world forever. Designed to help us be able to watch motion pictures, but now it is just scrap. But even though it is no longer being made it is still helping to shape the world. People are still trying to find ways to reuse and recycle it. But it is extremely hazardous to the environment.

    1. Apollo 8

      It's a beautiful scenery from the moon. It must have been a long journey from them. Also this was the first time that they ever got to see what earth looks like from the moon. This probably answered their questions to whether the earth is flat or not.

    2. A U.S. Marine keeps his head low as he drags a wounded buddy from the ruins of the Citadel's outer wall during the Battle of Hue in Vietnam on February 16, 1968. #

      The U.S Marine is trying his best to attempt to save his friend during this war. It looks like his friend is not only severely wounded but he is also unconscious.

    3. Helicopters fly low during Operation Pegasus in Vietnam on April 5, 1968. They were taking part in the operation to relieve the Khe Sanh marine base, which had been under siege for the previous three months. #

      It's a beautiful scenery and yet there is a lot of helicopters coming in to rescue someone.

    4. A U.S Marine with several days of beard

      The photo is solely focused on him, he has a blank stare like he's tired of all this.

    5. Civil Rights marchers wearing placards reading, "I AM A MAN"

      A bunch of African Americans marching but there is one who doesn't have a sign, and he is the only one of his race there.