Friday, December 13, 2013

Fear Factor Part 3

The fear project that had the most impact on me was Leigh Fields story about her debt.  I couldn't imagine the amount of stress and fear she is going through.  Her story was one night she was driving then saw that a light was about to go red.  She tried to make the light be she hit a pedestrian on the way there.  Now she is being sued for tons of money and to make matters worse they found an open container of alcohol in her car.

This story really impacts me because it shows what could happen if you don't pay attention what's on the road for a split second.  Several times when I have been driving I realize that I may have done something stupid but I got lucky and nothing happened, but now I know I have to be more careful.  What also impacts me is the fear of the amount of debt she owes.  I have some student loans and sometimes I really worry about how I may be able to pay them in the future.

How I would try to use this project to make my own better is to present my project with a relate-able story.  Since my project was about when some one imposes their views onto others especially religion I could include a story of someone who felt trapped in their parents beliefs.  Although I have not been in this scenario, I believe most of the class could at least understand the situation.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fear Factor Part 2

For my experiment I showed the class a video of one Rick Perry's  presidential commercials and I was showing how someone with a mentality to force everyone to believe in what they do and if that person was president would be scary.  For the most part the reaction from what I got from the class were what I expected.  A few people laughed at what I but what I didn't expect was that I few people thought that I was condoning Rick Perry's video.  I think if I were to run this experiment again I would show the video as I did but when I first explained the video I would instead be ecstatic about Rick Perry and say that he should have been our president to show how scary a person dedicated to those ideas would be.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fear Factor Part One

I suppose there are a few ways to define fear.  I think the most obvious is when people get startled when something pops up out of nowhere.  Then there is creepy when something just looks and feels disturbing.  Then there's what seems to be an irrational fear of objects like the fear of heights or spiders but we are afraid of these things because are ancestors have seen that falling is bad and some spiders have killed. 

When I first show my experiment I don't think people will be scared at first.  I think in order for people to completely understand why I am scared of my experiment I need to explain about it afterwards.  In fact I think people will laugh when they see it.

What The Bleep

I thought this was a very interesting movie.  Although I thought this was too much information in a short period of time, I learned a lot about looking at the world a little bit differently.  Never have I thought that some people would merge religion and science in that way.  I have heard a little about quantum mechanics before this video and I still don't fully understand it.  I heard an interesting quote about it the other day "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."  Even though I don't agree with everything the video shows, for example when the segment about when people thought of an emotion for a water drop, the water drop when then freeze to a particular shape; I still found this video very intriguing.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Class Take Away 9

Even though I am a visual learner I think that vision boards were kind of useless.  I know that they are for inspiration but I would like to see more than just pictures of things of what I could have or places I would want to go.  I would rather see something that would motivate me to be able to obtain these things, but everyone is different I suppose.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vision Board

For My vision board I just made a simple webpage with a popup.  My main roadblock that I see in my creative path is the technical ability to complete my projects.  Usually when I start a project I think of a few ideas and then when I try to make them a reality I sometimes can't because I don't know I to make them work.  So I made a popup that I learned to make with a few links that leads to a few websites that can help me met my goals for the projects that I plan.

Class Take Away 8

I found the bliss assignment interesting.  I never really take time out of my day just for creative inspiration.  Although I wasn't a big fan of the multiple questions that we should ask ourselves.  I didn't find answering 25 what if's was very helpful.