Reading Responses

The Names project was created to spread the word about the AIDS epidemic while reading these responses I learned how to interpret and experience both text and photos. I’ve also learned how to do this in my own work. This is a summary of that text and how I applied it to a text I have chosen on my own. 

READING RESPONSE TWO

Unit 2: Reading Response: Ball and Golden Vinyl Record

The primary text is about multimodal projects and the different forms of communications can affect how different people will interpret a text. There are five different modes of communication each has an example and explain how each one of them can be used. The five modes are linguistic, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial. While reading this I learned that everything is multimodal and could be perceived as a text. This primary source was helpful because it gives me a better understanding of the supplemental text.

While reading the supplemental text I learned that vinyl is a text, this is something that I wouldn’t have thought of if I didn’t read Ball’s text. At first, the producer of audios didn’t have them available to them, but now it’s, made available for everyone to have a copy of the online. Mostly linguistic roles help reformate the audio become more available and vinyl to those around us, but aural modes had it plays in it as well. This recording has many images implied and stored in it. This is the aural part of communication the vinyl record will not have any images but it allows those to understand the music. It doesn’t have a visual mode because it doesn’t have images. It doesn’t really have any gestural modes, other than the fact that it moves one spiritually.

This reading response was a lot easier than the unit one’s response because making the connections seemed to be easier. This made me that of ways I can promote or advocate something on social media.

READING RESPONSES ONE

Unit 1: Reading Response to the Haltman Text and 3D Printing 

The supplemental text I chose to make the comparison between “3-D Pring Your Way To Freedom and Prosperity.” The Haltman’s text cannot be searched like 3-d Print can be while doing research one may come across the Haltman’s text. The authors of the Haltman’s text taught me how to experience an object as space, right then and there. Not only how I would experience but how other people would experience the space of that object. The 3-D print is an online article that can be accessed by any and everyone and can be updated at any time. The Haltman text gave a lot more meaning to 3-D printing. It taught me what material culture is and how it can be expressed through certain objects like 3-d printing.

Throughout the website, they discuss whether or not 3-d printing would benefit the human race. Combing Haltman’s idea of Material culture and 3-d printing we can employ many ways to incorporate touch and serval other senses to our culture senses. This will thus, greatly impact those who are visually impaired. The 3-d structure is one of many great technological advancements that can help advance the experience of one who is impaired. And through 3-d printing, we can help retrieve old methods of teaching and learning.  Comparing the two text you cannot replace an object that already has a cultural meaning to it.

The most challenging part of this assignment was making the connections between the annotations I made for both the Haltman’s text and 3-d printing. Reading the Haltman text first really helped me make the connection between material culture and 3-d printing.