Thursday, April 5, 2012
Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Job Seeker With the Dragon Tattoo
by Peter WeddleBy now, you've probably heard of Stieg Larsson's best seller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. For those who haven't yet read the book, it's (sort of) a murder mystery intertwined with the self-identity quest of a young woman with distinctive body art. While all of the plot's secrets are revealed by the end of the tale, one question is never addressed: what's the meaning of the dragon tattoo? The answer is especially important to job seekers.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Oh, and here are the lyrics....
Robert's got a quick hand.
He's looking 'round the room, he won't tell you his plan.
He's got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he's a cowboy kid.
Yeah, he found a six shooter gun.
In his dad's closet with a box of fun things, I don't even know what.
But he's coming for you, yeah, he's coming for you.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Following are several links to sites dedicated to popular culture in America.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Group 1: Linda, Megan, Ann, Joy
Group 2: Alice, Christina, Eleanor, Yolanda, Ted
Group 3: Vianne, Audrey, Wandy, Edith
Mission Impossible: Prepare a short video/show to be viewed as part of a CNN Special Broadcast on American Pop Culture.
Mission Impossible: Each group will prepare an “American Pop Culture Mini Series” with video clips/photos/interviews (or any other media format) of their recent visit to Atlanta. Each person should discuss how their experiences relate to American Pop Culture and what they have learned about American Pop Culture.
1. Each group should use original photos and/or video clips for most of show
2. Formats may be: interviews, commercials, narration, re-enactments
3. Each group must provide a script for their “ Mini-series segment
Each group must have a sponsor for their "Mini-series". The sponsor must have an advertisement.
Part I (50 pts.) – On my Blog
1. Answer the following questions as replies to this post.
a. What are some of the elements American advertisers use to “persuade” consumers to buy their products. (ex: colors, messages, characters, etc.)
2. At the Braves Stadium how many type of advertisements did we see.
3. With your group prepare a commercial for a Braves baseball game
Part II (50 pts.) – On your Blog
1. Which part of our tour to Turner Field did you like the most? Write a blog post explaining why.
2. Upload one of your photographs from the tour. If you did not take photographs, then ask one of your classmates to let you use a picture.
3. What other places have you visited in Atlanta since our last class?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We need to meet at Turner Field between 2:30 and 2:45pm in order to begin the tour by 3:00. We have confirmed reservations for 3:00 pm. If you arrive later, you will miss the tour.
Plan on your trip from Tech to Turner field taking approximately 30-45 minutes.Therefore, you should leave from the North Avenue MARTA at 2:05 pm.
Important!!!! No tours begin after 3:00 pm.
See you tomorrow!!!!!