Posted in September 2012

Wonder (What Is a Box?)

Wonder (What Is a Box?)

Find a small object, an insect, a part of a machine, or a toy, and try to imagine the possibilities of that object. Try to imagine its “hidden life.” Object of choice: A cardboard box 1. What is wonder, in your experience? Often we try to find all the answers in order to gain a … Continue reading

The Time I Felt the Most Free

The Time I Felt the Most Free

Think of a specific moment, an experience in which you felt “free.” Describe it . What is the experience of “freedom” There is a lot of pressure in the black community to have long straight hair like the white community. Tons of women weave, use a lot heat, and add chemicals to their hair to … Continue reading

Fight the Power (Music)

Fight the Power (Music)

Two songs we heard in our class today. They are both called Fight the Power. One is by the Isley Brothers from 1975 and the other is a remake by Public Enemy in 1989. Enjoy.

The Merchants of Cool

The Merchants of Cool

A video about how “the man” tells us what’s cool, what we want, and controls our desires. It exposes the evils of power by explaining the mindset behind it

What is a CD? What can it become?

What is a CD? What can it become?

Find an object in your home (any object, person, etc.) and describe that object, trying to account for all of its factors. The goal is try to see what it means to be “reasonable” to account for something in reality according to all of its factors.  Normal Uses: to listen to music to share music … Continue reading