So what do you think of Kohn's theories? Try this: Find a sentence that you reacted to, either positively or negatively. Type it in as a comment on this message, and explain why it moved you. If you aren't the first poster, connect it to something someone else posted.
Did Mark Zuckerberg violate the WInklevoss's intellectual property rights? The Ethicist takes up the issue.
Here's a basic intro to Sudbury Valley. Sound appealing? (There are a lot of other videos out there on Youtube as well, and their web site is informative.
I bookmarked a NYTimes editorial on Egypt and marked it up with Diigo to give you some guidance. Check out the bookmarks here: http://groups.diigo.com/group/apnshs
Just click on the edit and call up your Diigolet to see my comments.
Your tasks, should you choose to accept them:
1) Write your "Skins" editorial and upload it to Turnitin
2) Take this short anonymous survey
3) Watch the video below (it's a bit more than 9 minutes), and post your response as a comment on this message: Is modern America characterized by a "lack of concern for the truth," as Frankfurt posits? Is bs a manifestation of this lack?
In case you want to get ahead:
For Tuesday: "Wild Things" -- a review of the Gossip Girls, A-List, and Clique novels by Naomi Wolf; read and write a two-page journal response
For Thursday: Jean Kilbourne's video "Killing Us Softy -- 4"; watch and post your comments using Diigo to the outline of her argument on the main page at bbaron.com
For Friday: Short pieces related to "Skins" (read and be ready to ask questions of both sides (or to debate, if you're in the group presenting):
New York Times news story on the controversy.
UConn Daily Campus
Parents Television Council alert.
... are 30 seconds of your life you will never get back.
From this morning's New York Times Magazine:
Kevin Burns, a friend of Hefner’s who produced ["The Girls Next Door"], has trouble explaining its appeal. One of his more recondite theories is that the three girls (besides Wilkinson, there were Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt) happened to illustrate the Aristotelian triad of ethos, logos and pathos, or honesty, brains and emotion.
Look no further than Roy Peter Clark.
The homework post is still below; just scroll down.