Visual Perception 2 Part Augmented Reflection & Creation


I. How does sight hinder and help our pursuit of knowledge?

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I think sight hinders one’s pursuit of knowledge quite often. What if human’s only had one sense, sight? I think if we only had our sense of sight it would definitely give us a harder time determining whether something was fact or fiction. For example, you think you saw a motorcycle speed by you, but your not sure. Most people would use their sense of smell, the smell of the motorcycle’s exhaust, or hearing, the loud sound of the motor, to determine whether the motorcycle did in fact speed past you. With only sight it would be very difficult for one to distinguish whether something happened or it was just their imagination. Making it harder for them to pursue the accurate knowledge of this event. An interesting case in which sight could hinder our pursuit of knowledge was in ‘the science of the senses‘ video. This video talks about how smell shapes our interpretation of certain events and focuses on how smell plays a huge role in the food industry. Although sight may help us decide whether for example a hot dog looks good, our sense of smell will the ultimate factor in whether we decide to eat that hot dog or not. Sight deceives us all the time. We might think something looks tasty, but without the aid of another sense we can’t clarify if it is truthfully worth eating. What percent of knowledge that we gain from sight, without the use of the other 4 senses,  is accurate? Most people choose things due to their visually ascetic qualities. However people who can’t see have to use their other 4 senses to discover information about an object. Based on their other senses, blind people are able to receive information of how things are without their opinions being warped by how things “seem.” Do blind people “see” things more accurately then people who can see because they aren’t able to be fooled by the appealing sight of an object? For example in the ‘science of attraction‘ video where they put out profile pictures of males & females and ask people to say which picture they liked best. You can see how obsessed the participants are with how the male/female in the picture looked and how the based their entire impression of that person in how they looked in that photo. Sight blocks out knowledge on our perception of people in photos we have never spoken to before. When looking at a profile picture we have no other sense to go by but sight. We can not clarify if we like this or what kind of person he/she is with, for example, how they smell or if they are a nice person because we’ve heard them speak before because we have never met them in person; hindering our pursuit of knowledge.

Sight can also help our pursuit of knowledge as well. Memories help us determine true from false. These memories are mostly made up of sight. The other senses can be vaguely remembered, but sight is the most accurate in memories. For example, trying to remember what you ate last night. You first try to remember the taste, you now remember you ate some sort of fruit, it was sweet. Most fruits are sweet, you are now stumped because only knowing the taste doesn’t really help you. You now remember how the fruit looked like, what color it was and what shape it was in. It was circular and red. Oh an apple. By using sight you can remember simple memories, like this, or more complex memories to help you gain knowledge and understanding of processes and objects in the world.

II. My Popcorn ‘A Key to Media’s Hidden Codes Augmented Video’—> http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/j77                            (First augment at 1:14 in video)

Sense Perception as a WOK: Exploratory Lesson

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2. The picture on the left is called a gestalt image. A technique used commonly in logos that makes the viewer “fill in the gap.” For example, the woman in this image. The right side of her face isn’t defined, it is just white, but your eyes fill in the gap and give the image form to help you rectifier the image. This image also works in another way, it depicts two things in one image. Most people first see the woman, but if you look closer there is a silhouetted man playing an instrument.

3. Hearing 9am-10am:

-Loud voices

-Calm deep voice

-High base from music

-Faint sound drops of rain

-Screeching of tires

-Sudden soft noise from speed bump

-Scream

-Up roaring laughter

I thought this was really hard because it’s really hard to describe sounds. They sound more like

images rather than something that I heard. This was very challenging for me.

4. I can’t even imagine how awful having visual agnosia would be. Being able to see everything, but not being able to know what those things you were seeing were would just frustrate me. I’d rather be blind because then I wouldn’t be so irritated by my inability to identify anything. You wouldn’t be able to know who your family members were when they came to see you or even what everyday objects were. You would be helpless and unable to travel or just walk around by yourself because you were so clueless about your surroundings. This is a very interesting, but mostly sad story because it takes away one of the most important thing any organism has, recognition.

5. I adhere to the Common Sense Realism theory. It makes the most sense and is the easiest to understand. The way we see the world is how the world really is. I think that is mostly true, but not completely. Sometimes our knowledge and eyes deceive us and we think we know what something is, but we end up being wrong.

6. Our beliefs definitely shape the way we see things. For example the controversial topic of perusing stripping a profession. Some people, according to their beliefs on the topic, might think that this is an awful job to seek out, but others might think there is nothing wrong with it. Culture also plays a big part in how we see things. For example, having grown up in Hawaii all my life and having a Japanese mother, I’ve been taught to be very humble. Instead of seeing that I did a good job on something I think I did okay, so I see things in a much more negative way.  However if you were grown up in  a different household where being cocky wasn’t highly discouraged, you might view everything in a more positive way, but you will be blinded any negative information that is given to you because you think you are so great. I think mood plays one of the biggest parts in how you see things. Depending on your mood, you can see things in a more positive or negative way. When your in a good mood, even when something goes wrong you don’t really pay attention to it. However if your in a bad mood every small bad thing that happens seems to become bigger than it actually is.

7. I think that this new “perception enhancers” were a good idea gone wrong. Practically everything you do can be done on a smart phone or tablet. The only real difference between this perception enhancer and a smart phone is that the perception enhancer is more interactive. Another downfall to the enhancer is its bulky size that can only really travel around with you around your neck. Another downside to this technology is that you have to wear a green, red, yellow and blue on your fingers to control the device. Many people won’t like the bulky-ness to the enhancer or the colors you have to wear on your fingers because both are un-stylish and everything on this device can be done on a smartphone.

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8. A logo that I found very interesting that used the design principles of gestalt was the USA Network, a TV channel, logo. The logo designer used the gestalt principal called closure. Closure is when a figure is not completely outlined or in-closed. This allows the viewer to fill in the missing spaces or the gaps. This principal can be found in the WWF logo, the NBC logo, the Pepsi logo and many more popular logos.

9. Smell: 5 future Technology Innovations from IBM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYkSvNKdyBM

I found this video very surprising. IBM says they can have a computer that is able to “smell” in five years time. First of all it is impossible to know exactly when they are going  to create new technology, especially technology that can do tasks as the speaker was suggesting. This new device can recognize by scent whether you have a disease or not. How will people be able to program computers to tell them what a disease smells like when we ourselves don’t even know what that disease smells like? Even if we did know what certain diseases smelt like, why would we need people to make computers that can smell when we can do it on our own without paying for this new, expensive technology? I think people are just so preoccupied with having a computer have the same qualities of a living thing that they have lost the real purpose of creating a device to aid people.

DP1 TOK Midterm Packet

I. Quotes about knowledge:

“If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it’s still a foolish thing.” -Anatole France, 1844- 1924

I chose this quote because it appears to be a simple quote, but it’s actually very deep. I think everyone realizes that a thing is foolish, but only the wise, who can truly understand that it is a foolish thing, choose not to do it because they see through the peer pressure. Just because everyone else does something, doesn’t mean it’s okay. People need to start making decisions by themselves not with the influence of others. For example, ever since the iphone 4s Siri has become the new fad. So many people have said Siri is excellent and a great resource. However from personal experience with Siri I have a very different opinion. I think people shouldn’t believe what everyone else says, but trust their own experience and judge things with their own opinion.

II. Questions About Knowledge

How should schools/ education change to adapt to new technology? (think time, physical & instructional)

I think that schools and education should definitely change to adapt to new technology and to this new generation. You would think people would realize after hundreds of years of instruction, that teaching kids to memorize whats in a book and then take a test to see whether they memorized it or not was pointless. And by the time students are finished with the test, they forget all the information that they had just taken all that time studying for. By teaching kids through direct experience, for example taking them on field trips or doing experiments, really helps kids take more out of a class. Think about it, what are you more likely to remember, something you had a direct experience with or something you read about in a book? The answer  is clearly obvious. I also think that a lot more classes should use computers and technology. Computers are a great resource and keep ‘this generation’s kids’ more interested than a paper and pencil can. Most importantly computers have internet, which Youtube videos can be watched off of. Most people are visual learners, if kids are able to visually see what they are learning about, they are able to understand a topic much better than they would if they were just reading out of a book  and only imagining how something worked.

III. Readings

How the internet is changing what we think we know Knowing knowledge

IV. Video Playlists & Articles

1. Thinking:

-Knowledge is gained through direct experiences everyday.

– “…We developed assumptions from what we learned from the previous wrung. We begin to distinguish what is fact and what is story.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJLqOclPqis&list=PL02WMxCfzaXrA04DiSv-94AzZZ3ce0C_6&index=1). From direct experiences we begin to make assumptions which then become beliefs.

-“People are recalling information less, and instead can remember where to find the information they have forgotten.” (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/google-making-us-stupid-and-smart-same-time/40007/). I totally agree with this. People are so accustomed to getting information of the internet so easily that they don’t want to take the time to remember it themselves.

-The brain adapts to it’s environment.

-Google is a great resource, so great that it is all people rely on for their information. And it is not always reliable.

-“…the most cited studies in a field used to be the product of a lone genius – think of Einstein or Darwin – Jones, et. al. have demonstrated that the best research now emerges from groups.” (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/the-difficulty-of-discovery). Such a good point! Why are scientists now working in large groups when in history it was proven that more groundbreaking material was discovered by an individual alone?

4. Encyclopedia:

-Wikipedia is a great resource, but you need to distinguish whether its information is correct on your own because it is not always reliable.

-Wikipedia is taking over the traditional encyclopedia

-“Last month the Encyclopedia of Britannica announced that it is going out of print…”(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L6l-FiV4xo&list=PL02WMxCfzaXqn1Fl50kGjJoV5PRc2zwEe&index=7). This is so sad, our society has chosen convenience over reliability.

-Wikipedia has 19 million entries in 282 languages

-the EOL (Encyclopedia of Life)  has 700,000 pages

-Each page in the EOL has information on an organism

-“The global partnership of 176 content providers behind EOL.org is progressing toward an aspiration of 1.9 million pages — one for every species known to science.” (http://blog.ted.com/2011/09/06/explore-the-relaunched-encyclopedia-of-life-eolv2/). Wow! Can you imagine how useful and life changing the EOL will become once it reaches 1.9 million? Information about every species known to science will be available to everyone.

5. Libraries:

-Most people use google rather than books for information

-“Internet allows us to get information from all corners of the globe..” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjoJd_uN-7M&list=PL02WMxCfzaXrfITTznt-7sxTUSCRP1A4y&index=3). Google has many more users all over the globe than one book can ever claim to reach.

-“In 48 B.C. Julius Cesar invaded Alexandria and accidentally torched part of the library…” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AW8EWDW0vc&list=PL02WMxCfzaXrfITTznt-7sxTUSCRP1A4y&index=1).  How can you accidentally torch a library? If you invade a place you probably meant to burn something down.

-“Changes are being driven in part by the new ways in which people interact with information.” (http://harvardmagazine.com/2010/04/gutenberg2-0). More people are starting to use the internet to look for information rather that libraries or books.

-Libraries are trying to adapt to the needs of this new technology based generation of individuals

-Libraries have been around for 4,000 years

V. Vlog

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In my video I talk about my top 10 ideas that would make school better.

*To watch my vlog click here!!!*

 

Computational Knowledge: Wonders of Wolfram

1.) Passage used: http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2012/10/latest-perspectives-on-the-computation-age/

I highlighted this section of the passage: “…everything that’s happened with computers over the past 50 years, we haven’t seen anything yet.”

I think that this is totally true! It’s surprising how fast computers have evolved with such a short time they’ve been around. It’s crazy how much they change every two or three years, so I can’t wait to see their progress a decade from now.

2.) Facebook report: This scared me so much! I couldn’t believe how much information Wolfram Alpha was able to derive from my facebook. The scariest part was that it was able to have all of this really detailed information about my facebook habits in less than two minutes! This is a chart of my weekly distribution: statuses, uploaded photos and my posted links. I also have some post statistics. I couldn’t believe I had 122 comments! I haven’t even had facebook for half a year yet!

3.) My example topic: How did Wassily Kandinsky (artist) use color?

I found that Wolfram Alpha didn’t do so hot in this category. Unlike the amount of information Wolfram was able to get about my facebook, I was given only a basic knowledge of who Wassily was, or what his work even looked like. All I was given was where & when he was born and where & when he died. I wish that more important information that actually had something to do with his art, since this is the topic in which I inquired about, was available on this site.

4.) Source comparison: Google.com

I found at least 3 pretty reliable sources that were totally related to my topic!! Google had much more of a variety of information and all of the variety was filled with information about my topic, much more than just his death and birth! Unfortunately since Wolfram is such a new company they haven’t yet figured out how to put information like this in large quantities.

5.) Knoweledge issue questions:

-Where does Wolfram get their information from?

-How reliable is Wolfram Alpha? How is it better than any other reliable source?

Goals of Wolfram Alpha Company:

-To make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.

-To bring expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people—spanning all professions and education levels.

-To accept completely free-form input, and to serve as a knowledge engine that generates powerful results and presents them with maximum clarity.

6.) I don’t think that using Wolfram Alpha is cheating at all. First of all, once we graduate college we will all have access to this site. So why can’t we use it now? Especially when we are using it to solve problems that we will most likely not be solving by hand in real life. Most of the information we learn in math isn’t realistic to something we would do everyday or to even math related jobs, so why do we learn it? And if we do continue to learn it we should have the right to use Wolfram to help us solve these silly equations.

7.) I feel that Siri is a great idea, that’s not fully functional. Siri does some simple tasks hands free. However, most of the time she doesn’t understand you, goes way too slow, or is just plain sassy. When I want to know something I want to know something. I don’t want some technological device giving me some sassy answer. Siri thinks she’s funny, but she’s probably caused millions of iphone users rage and she probably is the reason for so many iphone damages. Hopefully with all the time and effort Google is putting into Siri, she will come out of her sassy teenager stage and become a much more functional adult!

Chap 3 Course Companion StudyGuide: Part 2 (pp. 91-114)

Pg. 92-3: Types of Knowledge

d.) Check out Mohammed Youssef’s explanation of the 5 Stages of Knowledge / Wisdom in Arabic. Then provide a real life example of each, as it applies to your life.

Stages: /1. How hypocritical people are/ 2. How the nitrogen cycle works/ 3. How different parts of the brain can affect an individual/ 4. Reading my opponents strategical patterns in tennis matches/ 5. How to make packaged ramen

e.) Make your own list of an experiential knowledge (“knowing through direct experience”) you have, a procedural knowledge (skills; “knowing how”) and a knowledge claim (“knowing that”- tied to language). 

Knowing through direct experience…

-Knowing my friends

-Knowing Kailua really well

-Knowing how to properly speak to adults

-Knowing how far you can go with humor without hurting someone

-Knowing what makes me happy
Knowing how…

-Knowing how to play tennis

-Knowing how to solve a math problem

-Knowing how to write an essay

-Knowing how to use a spray can

-Knowing how to ride a bike

Knowing that…

-On November 6th, 2012 Obama was re-elected as president

-My phone number is….

-If I let go of a pen, it will fall

-People can’t live forever

What type is the easiest to learn? What type tends to stick the longest?

I think that ‘knowing that’ is probably the easiest of the three categories to learn. The type that sticks in my memory the longest is ‘knowing how.’ If I wasn’t to ride a bike for 30 years and then was forced to ride a bike, I would be perfectly fine. These kinds of experiences stick with you for the rest of your life.
f.) Which ways of knowing (sense perception, language, emotion, and reasoning) are most relevant to each of the 3 categories – try to provide a specific example.

Sense perception and emotion are definitely most relevant to ‘knowing through direct experience.’ For example, if you lie to your mom and she finds out about it. You will use yoiur sense perception to tell how disappointed/mad she was. There is always an emotion that you feel; one that you feel while she scolded you for not telling the truth or the emotion you feel when your lying. Knowing how to speak a language is in the ‘knowing how’ category. For example, the transition of language from kindergarten to 3rd grade aged students. In kindergarten you are able to say what you like and what you don’t, what you want and what you don’t want. In 3rd grade you are able to state your opinion on things and are able to somewhat keep a conversation with an adult. Reasoning is also in this category. For example, when your solving a math problem. Reasoning comes into play, you have to figure out how to solve the problem with the information the problem has given you. Unfortunately, none of these words are relevant to the ‘knowing that’ category.

i.) The 3 kinds of knowledge are stored differently in the brain. Remember how Mr. Wearing could still play the piano? Curate something on one of the following types of memory or at least find out what they all are:procedural memory, working memory, long-term memory, declarative memory, and episodic memory.

Long term memory is when a person is able to recall memory from their childhood. They often remember things such as family members and places that they’ve been in their early life. I think a long term memory defines who an individual is. Without it, they would forget everything they had experienced that made them who they are.

Pg. 108-9: Justification Types

After reading about reliable sources (experts and general consensus), memories, emotions, intuition, faith, and revelation. Describe what role these might play in the Areas of Knowledge (your subjects)…for example, how might emotion affect an artist or intuition affect a scientist?

I think memories have a huge impact on an artist. Some moments in a person’s life can really impact them. And if that person is an artist they will definitely display this memory, that has left such a long lasting impression on them, in their art. I know I have!

Pg. 110-111: Intensity of Belief

Draw or diagram something that represents the relationship between belief, truth, knowledge, and justification.

Justification–> truth–> belief–> knowledge

Pg. 114: Do I Believe?

q.) After reading about the 3 “s’s”: SOURCE, STATEMENTS, and SELF, choose something you’ve learned recently and evaluate it based on these, using specific examples.

Learning the Nitrogen Cycle:

No the source doesn’t have any motive for deception, it has a reputation for being honest/accurate. The source is an expert on the topic. The source does acknowledge counter claims/limitations to own claims. The source is consistent with other sources. The context is not biased, it’s ‘voice’ is monotone and only states upfront facts, not opinionated ones. There are no background values/goals the writer/speaker stated and they are not observable in the context. The claims do use a graph and photos which are relevant to the topic. The images/graph serve as a visual aid. The claims are supported by evidence and are internally consistent, free from contradictions/logical errors. I do not recognize in my self an inclination in advance to believe or reject a particular source/statement. I apply critical thinking to what I want to believe/what I don’t want to believe. If I use my own past experience as a basis on which to judge the plausibility of new statements it probably won’t be too reliable. It is possible to separate my beliefs into private beliefs and public beliefs. Sometimes it is inappropriate to say your private beliefs because they are offensive or not quite understood by the majority of the public. I don’t think you should ever say, “should I believe it.” You should be questioning your self “do you believe it.” “Should you” sounds like your being influenced by your peers, yourself, or some outside force to believe something. You should only truly believe something that YOU, yourself believes. I think there is an ethical dimension to what one should believe or reject. Experiences in our childhood to teenage years help us see that basic dimension on what things are possible and what aren’t. And I think the dimension becomes much more complex as a person goes into adult hood. When they are presented with much more of a diversity of situations and knowledge.

CRAAP TEST

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/lungcancer/

Currency: The timeliness of the information.
-When was the information published or posted?

November 10, 2011

-Has the information been revised or updated?

Yes, it has been updated.

-Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well?

My topic requires both current and older information.

-Are the links functional?

Yes.

Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
-Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

No, I was just reading through this source out of personal intrest.

-Who is the intended audience?

People who are badly informed about cancer or people who are at a high risk of getting the disease.

-Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?

Yes.

-Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?

No, I just typed in cancer awareness on google and this was one of the first articles that came up and I found it interesting, so I didn’t go through any other sources.

-Would you be comfortable citing this source in your research paper?

Yes, if I was doing a research paper about cancer I would feel very comfortable citing this source, especially since it’s a “.gov” web cite.

Authority: The source of the information.
-Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

-What are the author’s credentials or organizational affiliations?

‘CDC works 24/7 saving lives and protecting people from health threats to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.’

-Is the author qualified to write on the topic?

Yes.

-Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email address?

Yes there is an email adress and telephone number at the bottom of the page.

-Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

The URL reveals that it’s a government cite.

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
-Where does the information come from?

This information comes from the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion & the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

– Is the information supported by evidence?

No.

– Has the information been reviewed or refereed?

Yes, this information has been reviewed.

– Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?

I can verify some of the information from personal knowledge, but there is no source listed on this page.

– Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of emotion?

Yes.

– Are there spelling, grammar or typographical errors?

No.

Purpose: The reason the information exists.
– What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade?

It’s to inform people about cancer.

– Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?

Yes.

– Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?

The information is fact.

– Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?

No.
 

-Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?

No.

Ch 3 Course Companion StudyGuide: Part I

1984 by George Orwell

*Spoiler Alert

1. The author gave the reader plenty of possible topics or ideas regarding knowledge. For example, Winston, the main character in the book, was very involved with the knowledge that was given to the society in the book. Winston’s job was to change things that happened in history to make Big Brother, the ‘dictator like’ ruler of their society, and the government look perfect. Winston would edit and destroy books and articles that were somewhat controversial; changing the truth and changing written history. Also the author created another odd sense of a false truth believed by the characters in the novel. The government informed the citizens that there was a dangerous cult called the brotherhood, a cult devoted to the downfall of the government. Little did the people know, the government had created this ‘cult’ intentionally. They even went so far as to write a fake book claiming to be written by the leader of the Brotherhood.

2. The main topic the book emphasized was ‘knowledge is power.’ The government lied to the people, gave them so much false knowledge because it gave them power. They had something so powerful that other people didn’t, the truth. Because the government had so much more knowledge over people, they could control them.

3. The author used very bland language, it was easy to understand. However the words kind of fit with the style of the story, so it fit well with the novel. I think the author valued complex simplicity. The author intentionally used simple words, but challenging sentences, so that any age could read the novel. However only the more young adult group, which this novel is aimed for to read, could really understand the moral of his story and comprehend the concepts that the author was trying to get across. The author did not include any images, photographs, drawings or diagrams in this book.

4. This is a fictional book written for young adults. It is written in 1st person of the main character, Winston. It’s written like this to show an individuals point of view and thoughts of the society Orwell created. Orwell wrote this book to show the power of knowledge and lies.

“Don’t step on a book, pick it up and rip it with your bare hands!”

What are your thoughts about the sanctity of books and how did you arrive to your decision?

-After reading about The Gutenberg Parenthesis, I really began to question the stereotype I had for the appearance of a book. Just because a hardcover book looks intellectual, like it has been made so crafted with precision and has more pages doesn’t mean its any more informative or reliable as a short paperback book. I think that small books are just as good, or sometimes even better, than big, intimidating books. Some dictionary sized books are useless!. Even though they may look filled with great information most of the time the information is biased. Also, sometimes shorter books are better because they’re much simpler and give answers in a very straight forward, easy to understand manner. While longer books tend to drag on and on about a topic instead of just getting to the point, which is just annoying.

Do books really “hold learning”?

-I think that books hold knowledge of things we have experienced in life and things we haven’t. Most books hold knowledge that is utterly useless to our survival, they are just made to be read for fun or out of interest. I think that real learning, learning that isn’t easily forgotten is only found through life experience. Reading about something and actually doing something are completely different. The direct experience is always more memorable and impacting than one that can only be imagined.

How would you rate where you get knowledge – media (various), books, teachers, family, friends, celebrities, etc.? (draw a continuum or explain)

My knowledge rating: 1. Books/ 2. Family & friends/ 3. Teachers/ 4. Media (websites, facebook, twitter, etc.)

I think books are first because most information in books is accurate and it’s information has been edited many times by more than just the author, so it must be pretty reliable. The knowledge you get from your family and friends compared to the knowledge you get from teachers is completely different. Your friends teach you how you can relate to other people, this vital experienced knowledge will help you gain more friends in other places. While your parents teach you the fundamentals of how to survive. Both of these groups of people teach you vital information, while teachers talk about things such as the area of a triangle. Why must such pointless information be emphasized so severely?

Liar Liar Cheat Cheat

1. The easiest cards to place were the cards with the worst lies. The most difficult cards to place were the cards with the little lies, which in a sense didn’t even seem like lies. I felt like all of the little lies just seemed to all blend together and it was very hard to

2. I think our order was mostly similar to the other groups in the cards that were near the end, the cards with the worst lies, but very different in the cards that were near the beginning, the little lies. I was surprised that one group didn’t pick “lying under oath” as the worst lie because every other group chose it as the worst lie out of all the cards.

3. I feel like many cards in towards the beginning needed to have more information, so they could be more accurately placed. Such as, “an artist painting a highly flattering portrait of his sitter.” This implies he makes a pretty painting of his subject, but does that mean he makes her look more attractive instead of staying true to how she really looks? You just have to kind of infer that this is what the card is trying to say. Another card that should’ve had more information was “A teacher saying,’I’m glad you asked me that’ when a student asks a particularly difficult question.” Okay, so they say ‘glad you asked me that’ when a student asks them a question, so what? However I think if the card said ‘ A teacher saying, “I’m glad you asked me that” when they really don’t know the answer to the question, makes a lot more sense.

4. I probably have engaged in 1/3 of these forms of deceptions, but all of the forms of deception I have participated in were the little lies. I definitely participate in these little lies everyday multiple times a day, but I think everyone does. I mean some of these everyday lies are just done mostly out of respect. At least that’s what I use them for.

5. I think that deception is used by every human being at least everyday. It is used all over the world and not only by human beings, but also by other animals and organisms. Although they may not be considered a bad lie it still is technically considered being not completely truthful.

6. I think a lie is when you know that a fact, but you purposely say the opposite. I think the card that I would classify as ‘not a lie’ would be “running faster when people are around you.” It is not lying at all. You just feel pressure to go faster than you normally would, you feel like its a competition. And I think that’s sometimes a good thing.

7. I think it is acceptable to mislead or deceive other people in small ways. I think it is okay to lie to a kid about Santa Claus because it keeps them from ruing it from other kids and just the thought of Santa Claus makes little kids really happy. It’s not so much of a big deal when they find out it isn’t real either, well it wasn’t for me anyway. I think sometimes we should lie to people for their happiness, but  sometimes you need to say the truth even though it hurts because that person is going to be really upset when they find it out eventually and food out you lied to them. Also sometimes its better just to tell the person the truth instead of lying just to preserve their good mood cause I know I wouldn’t want to be lied to about something I really wanted to know just so I could remain happy. Sometimes, in this case, knowing the truth is more important then happiness.