What was new to you in IS2?/ what is one thing that you learned that was new to you on 2/2/18?
The thing I learned specifically from 2/2/18 was the chart including I, it, we, and its. However in general I like the conversational aspect of our studio class. That feels fairly new to me because although many classes stress class participation, it feels like there are no walls. We are free to express ourselves (without offending others) and our opinions are respected. Our teacher really cares about feedback and communication. I find it very easy to talk and express myself in that class because of the open environment.
What is one thing that you found interesting from class on 2/2/18?
That chart was interesting because I had never learned or heard about that before. My studio class kind of reminds me of the philosophy class I took in high school. There are different aspects about the class, specifically the things that my teacher talks about, that have to do with the whole person and collaboration with others. That’s why I’ve found all the classes we’ve had to be interesting.
In IS 2 (Sem or Studio) have you done any “spelunking?” Did you do any “cave exploration” – for either IS class, or anything else that captured your attention this week?
I thought that the seminar class was interesting because we analyzed what systems and strategies mean to us. We then made mind maps around our objects using what we had just discussed. It was a good learn-and-apply exercise.
What is one question you have from class on 2/2/18 class?
Is the I, it, we, and its chart supposed to relate to systems in general? I see how it generally relates to the class but what was the point of knowing that? Are we supposed to be applying it to our Bridge 1 project?
What is one noticing you made about the Roland Barthes. Mythologies?
In all the excerpts we read, I noticed that Barthes compared things. He compared different detergents, wine and milk, etc. I found this interesting because he drew a lot of parallels and differences between the two objects he was comparing. By doing this he subtly suggests his opinions about society.
What is one question you have from the reading/ about the reading?
What is the intention of comparing two things? Is it primarily to make points about society or is it simply descriptive analysis?
What connections have you made between IS 2 (so far) class and any other class you are taking? (Referring to content – or structure.)
When we were talking about systems in seminar class I was able to pull knowledge from my sustainable systems class because we had previously had class discussions and exercises around what systems are and which ones exist in the world. Therefore I had more to say and contribute to the systems discussion in seminar because I had already learned about them in my sustainability class. I didn’t find this too repetitive, I was actually thankful for going over it in two classes because it’s strengthened my understanding of them.