Class Notes (4/12/17) Wed

Kinneavy “Expressive discourse” discussion:

Kinneavy writes for an interdisciplinary audience, using many concepts form philosophy. Kinneavy uses a lot of specialized vocabulary. For example, he discusses phenomenology a lot.

Phenomenology: (from Wikipedia) the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness.

Kinneavy talks about the idea of the self a lot and how the self relates to writing.What is the self? What is the self in relation to expressive discourse in particular?

The self is a triangle of factors:

Being for itself: Your past present and future. Who you are to yourself.

Being for others: Recognizing other people’s autonomies. That they are whole and complex people just like you.

Being in the World: The broader cultural context of you and your actions. How you relate to the world.

Kinneavy asserts that a symptom of expressive discourse is style, which is at the center of all three types of “beings”.

Kinneavy wants people to think about student agency. Are we empowering students? Or making them cogs in the machine? We also need to be aware of constraints in the world.We have to understand how the pedagogy we use for students works with students.

Cliffird says the purpose of education is social justice. It is about some people asking about why some people are not there and why their voices are not being heard.

Time is a much-discussed topic in Philosophy. The past is only useful as it affects the future.

The end goal of education (for Kinneavy) is not to have the students know what the teachers know at the end of the class, rather have them be on the road to being an accomplished writer with their own style.

On page 384 he talks about love.

Omeka exhibit:

Adding all our projects to Omeka is the final step and we will do it next week  (if not the week after).

Do not ever press delete! Omeka will erase everything permanently.

Steps to adding analysis to omeka:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Copy and paste the analysis onto your exhibit. Its better to copy and paste the html from the text editor side of the post into the html editor of the Omeka exhibit.
  3. Save changes.

To add the timeline:

  1. Get the timeline link.
  2. Click insert embedded media, then paste the url. Make the width 100 percent and play with the height 240 or 450 is a good height.
  3. Insert and the timeline should be added to the page. Only turn in the object analysis on your blog.

Can come into the office and work on adding things to Omeka with Dr. Wharton.

Autodesk remake is where we will experiment with housing our 3D models.

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