There are so many things that visually and artistically stimulate my mind. One of them is my current anime interest, One Piece. The design of One Piece intrigues me because the art connected to the visuals that compliment the story line allow me to be there as an added extra. I have always been a very visual person, always wanting to “see” what’s going on. I don’t necessarily need to know every minute detail of what is happening, but does it look cool? One Piece and other story lines that add lots of visual effects fill that void that I have for seeing visually stimulating things.
Another artistically stimulating thing for me is music. Being a musician, sounds in the general sense intrigue me. Simply walking down the sidewalk I hear music where others may hear noise.
Take this awkward situation from both the violinist and the cell phone users perspective. This could have been detrimental to the musician who has been practicing for years in order to hone his skills to the point where he is comfortable playing an instrument in front of an audience, let alone have enough mastery to, on the spot, freestyle a ringtone into a listenable song.
The writing voice that I find most appealing comes from Dr. Myles Munroe. His teaching style on leadership and manhood better help me to practically apply his findings in my own life. I am able to read his works, listen to his voice, do my own studying and my own research, make connections, and then apply the teachings to my life. This is an excerpt from Dr. Myles Munroe:
I have heard many leaders such as: John Maxwell, Warren Buffett, Tony Evans, Jamal Bryant and a few others, however for me none of them speak to me in such clarity more clear than Dr. Myles Munroe.
He speaks with confidence, he also writes with confidence. There have been many books I have read where it seems that the author is trying more so to impose, rather than teach. Dr. Munroe understands that everyone is an individual and born with their own thoughts and processes and he acknowledges that most of them may not be eliminated, but rather redirected. He doesn’t impose his will on others like a dictator, he teaches and adds value more like a loving father. This is what speaks to me because of my upbringing. My father was always in my life, so if someone who wants me to learn something teaches me in a fatherly way I am more susceptible to learning and understanding the information.
The nugget from the reading that I’m focusing on is the communication barrier between machines and humans. Licklider says that it is easier to solve a problem (reactive) once it makes itself available than to think everything through (proactive), which would in turn make that “problem” never exist. This type of thinking stems from procrastination and laziness. I will be the first person to admit that I agree with the statement, however, looking deeper into it I begin to understand the underlying issue.
If I created the computer and I know everything it is capable of doing, and it does end up malfunctioning I will be able to immediately diagnose the problem and begin to fix it. This is not true for everyone especially if I am simply a consumer. In this case, for a vast number of people, I know nothing about the computer so I read the manual and follow the troubleshooting guide in order to fix what I think is the problem. In reality if someone had thought every problem through there would be no need for the troubleshooting guide.
This thinking also brings up the thoughts of Wikipedia. It is a sight filled with information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars.
Most schools don’t allow the use of information gathered from Wikipedia onto any graded assignments, but most people get their general information from Wikipedia and Google. Although there are tons of different researches and perspectives on wikipedia, and the internet in general, a lot of it cannot be trusted. Professional researchers who perform the daily grind of taking out time, performing studies, spending hard-gotten funds on different projects refuse to rely on the validity of the information that is available on Wikipedia because anyone can create anything at any time on the site. This doesn’t mean that nothing is true, rather the credibility of the person posting the information is unknown.
This would not be a problem if, number one, credible information is free. Also, if more people knew and understood their strengths they would be more inclined to delve deeper into their respective fields and work out the kinks in their practices and finally create a cohesive one-stop-shop of information that anyone could use.
There is also the system of checks-and-balances that has to be taken into account. It would likely be better that a team of researchers collectively agree on a piece of information instead of an individual only because there is a less chance of fabrication and bias.
The “Associative Trails” I chose to correlate were from Marina Green http://rampages.us/marina/2015/08/28/associative-trails/ and Hosna Shoja http://rampages.us/vcuuniv200/2015/08/28/associative-trail/.
They both seemed to have similar conclusions about their Associative Trails assignment being relatively easy.
Marina started with a social media site I haven’t heard of, Yik Yak, and finished off with Seattle Freeze with both being relatively social topics in their respective categories. Hosna began with Digital Media and ended with the FDC. These two are also very relatively social topics with both of them dealing with people and building relatioships through overcoming some form of barrier. Marina’s barrier was more of a friendly barrier and Hosna’s barrier was more of an economical barrier, however both were looking to adapt and overcome.