"I would most definitely categorize this learning experience as both global and pluralistic in nature. Contemporary art has largely been influenced by post-modernist philosophy resulting in a relativistic nature of the style. There exist, therefore,…"
I think you bring a valid point to the table in arguing that art might become something else when it is taken to the public arena and becomes a political statement of sorts. However, in some regards, I think Bansky is known for the…"
This image immediately brings to mind the Americana and nostalgia that you mentioned in your commentary. I am automatically carried back to the roadsides of the 1950s when life was good, the war was over, and consumerism and…"
Extremely provocative image and excellent commentary on it. I would agree that this image is a critique of Christian circles and the seemingly "two-faced" nature of religious leaders. I am reminded of the character…"
Very neat mural! I also see what seems to be indigenious meeting colonizers in this mural. It seems as though on the left hand side of the mural, some of the indigenious people are looking out to sea while others have a smug…"
Excellent image because I think it can definitely be interpreted in so many ways, thus the pluralistic nature of this assignment. I see some religious overtones to this piece. It seems almost like a conversion experience in some…"
"Joshua Slocum was a sailor, shipbuilder, and adventurer best know for his circumnavigation of the globe in his immortal ship, The Spray, completed from 1895-1898. His biography offers some interesting notions about cosmopolitanism including ideas…"
I thoroughly enjoyed the map that you picked to highlight where the children had written their pleas to humanity about ending injustice. You had some great captions that went along with the maps you picked. I think the idea of role…"
Great job on your analysis of the map done by the student from China. You explained how this student brought a certain perspective to the table (as all students do in our social studies classes) and was able to depict it. It is a…"
Excellent interface! I have never used Prezi before but found it to be really neat! You did a good job of relating the maps back to concepts that we have already covered in the class including pluralism, treatment of acting locally and…"
Your captions/comments for the map produced by the student from Iran and the one from the child from Chile were fantastic! You did a good job interpreting those maps and offered some thought provoking ideas. I especially liked the…"
Your words in this post were quite prophetic, especially when you predicted that these protests and demands for more freedom would jump from country to country. When you wrote your post, just Egypt (who has now ousted Mubarak),…"
"After reading through the comments made by the students in the Spring 2011 section of ECI 524, two major changes caught my eye. First and probably the most interesting, Syria was only mentioned in one post and that was in relation to its level of…"
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