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  1. Sep 2018
  2. Jul 2017
    1. One of the present tasks of a social semiotic approach to multimodality is to describe the potentials and limitations for meaning which inhere in different modes.

      There are some things that are better to show, than describe in words. This also makes me think of the difference between books and movies. On the surface, movies seem to lack the detail that books have, while that true to a certain extent, you can simply show something withing the scene that may have taken many pages to describe. In another example, before cameras, naturalists were limited in their ability to describe a newly discovered species with words, they had to be skilled artists to come close to an accurate visual description of many unusual animals.

  3. Apr 2017
    1. Now that your network's boundary has been specified, you are ready to collect your data.

      My project deviated from the author's process because I actually obtained the dataset before identifying research questions. I am using a public dataset so I had to develop me project around what I had available

  4. Jan 2017
    1. And this body should be understood not as a body of doctrine but, rather —following an often evoked metaphor of digestion— as the very body of the one who, by transcribing his readings, has appropriated them and made their truth his own: writing transforms the thing seen or heard “into tissue and blood” (in vires et in sanguinem). It becomes a principle of rational action in the writer himself.

      Might be the asshole in me talking, but this sounds like a high school teacher talking. Either way, even though it's cliché, I appreciate this claim. Essentially, saying that we all take in information differently because we are all different. Just like how we digest food differently.

    1. Ottoman period, when harem culture abounded and having several wives was viewed as a symbol of influence, sexual prowess and wealth.

      Polygamy originally was thought as a symbol of affluence and power. This has changed quite alot nowadays

  5. Sep 2015
    1. Cogni- tive and linguistic approaches consider the built environment in terms of systems of knowledge and understanding

      Trying to find the best ways to implement the uses of said "built environment" within our society

  6. Feb 2015
    1. Faculty members have the capacity to create their own meaning and feel comfortable and enjoy making sense of the thematic arrangement of objects. Students, on the other hand, usually sought out interpretive devices, like text labels, for an explanation of how they were “supposed to feel.” Further, students did not perceive the thematic organization of the works of art as the interpretive device, whereas faculty did. While most faculty used the text labels to reinforce their own thinking and reassure them they were on the right track, most students used the text labels as their entry point to understanding and experiencing the exhibition.
    2. Faculty and students had distinctly different experiences