MY RESEARCH STRATEGY

1. What is your research question? This should be revised since your inquiry proposal and should begin with HOW or WHY or maybe WHAT?  Be as specific as you can. Underline the key concepts (the most important words or phrases).

 

  • How does whaling affect ecosystems, climate, and the ocean carbon cycle?

- wouldn’t let me underline, but these are my key concepts:  whaling, ecosystems, climate, and carbon cycle

 

2.   List the key concepts you underlined in #1. After each key concept, put a colon and write the  related words or synonyms. Don’t forget to use OR for related words and concepts.

For example:
This is a weak topic because it’s so common and there’s little new to say about it, BUT since it was used in the video, I use it here for your convenience. YOUR topics are, of course, WAY better!

Euthanasia: euthanize OR mercy killing OR Assisted Suicide

Ethical: ethics OR morals OR conduct

Write your own answers here:

 

      • Whaling:  whale fishing
      • Ecosystems:  environment OR ecology OR biosphere OR community OR habitat
      • Climate:  atmosphere OR environment OR weather OR conditions OR surroundings
      • Carbon Cycle:  processes OR circulation OR cycles

 

3. Take a look at the concepts and related phrases you listed in Number 2. In the space below, use the asterisk (*) to truncate search terms as appropriate.

 

oceanic environments*
ocean ecosystems*
atmospheric conditions*
ocean ecosystem cycles*
ocean carbon cycle*
whaling*
whaling affects on habitats*
climate*
whaling and climate*
whaling and carbon cycle*
biosphere weather processes*

 

My Research Strategy

1. What is your research question? This should be revised since your inquiry proposal and should begin with HOW or WHY or maybe WHAT?  Be as specific as you can. Underline the key concepts (the most important words or phrases).

How has social media impacted the way snowboarders market themselves?

2.   List the key concepts you underlined in #1. After each key concept, put a colon and write the  related words or synonyms. Don’t forget to use OR for related words and concepts.

For example:
This is a weak topic because it’s so common and there’s little new to say about it, BUT since it was used in the video, I use it here for your convenience. YOUR topics are, of course, WAY better!

Euthanasia: euthenize OR mercy killing OR Assisted Suicide

Ethical: ethics OR morals OR conduct

Write your own answers here:

Social Media: Facebook OR Twitter OR YouTube OR Blogs OR Instagram OR Tumblr

Snowboarders: Professional OR Amateur

Market: Promote OR Distribute OR Publicity OR Connect

 3. Take a look at the concepts and related phrases you listed in Number 2. In the space below, use the asterisk (*) to truncate search terms as appropriate.

Promot*

Distribut*

Public*

Connect*

Market*

NUGGET #4: COMPUTER LIB/DREAM MACHINE

A lot of people have acute media consciousness. But some
people, like Pat Buchanan and the communards, suggest that
there is something shabby about this. Many think, indeed,
that we live in a world of false images promulgated by
“media,” a situation to be corrected. But this is a
misunderstanding. Many images are false or puffy, all right,
but it is incorrect to suppose that there is any alternative.
Media have evolved from simpler forms, and convey the
background ideas of our time, as well as the fads. Media
today focus the impressions and ideas that in previous eras
were conveyed by rituals, public gatherings, decrees, parades,
behavior in public, mummer’ troupes… but actually every
culture is a world of images. The chieftain in his palanquin,
the shaman with his feathers and rattle, are telling us
something about themselves and about the continuity of the
society and position of the individuals in it.”
- Theodor H. Nelson

For this piece, I’m going to relate Ted Nelson’s “media” reference with how current news reports are broadcast.  Any time a story or event reaches the news, there always seems to be a half-truth with the way the segment is shared.  Obviously reports can’t go into full detail about specific affairs, but I know media picks and chooses what they want us to hear… what they think we want to hear.  The way they present their stories can make or break them; so they typically choose to report about what is more “in” and will receive the most ratings.  They concentrate on entertainment.  For example, any time there is a significant or fatal tragedy that involves an offender and a victim, such as school shootings, news coverage is based more on the offender(s) than the victim(s).  This is primarily because people rather know what is going on in the mind of the psychopath than the lives of the victims.  However, I tend to think otherwise- I rather turn the focus on the casualties than give the perpetrator the fame they wanted.  Back in 1974, Nelson states that media conveys fads… which is still true as of today.

Nelson mentions images in this passage, but images aren’t necessarily limited to a picture or video.  Images could represent what individuals perceive when hearing or reading a news report.  These images are how we personally describe the world and the situations we are exposed to.  The media has a great influence on anything and everything that crosses our path.  Whether it’s Chief Powhatan, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, Jimmy Fallon, or Diane Sawyer, people are going to listen and side with what they think is true out of a report. That is how we distinguish images and ideas from one another and form opinions.  It all started with media and will continue with media, and where we stand as individuals of society.

 

Nugget #4: “Computer Lib/Dream Machine”

If everything we ate were kibbled into uniform dog food, and the amount consumed at each feeding time tediously watched and tested, we would have little fondness for eating. But this is what the schools do to our food for thought, and this is what happens to people’s minds in primary school, secondary school and most colleges.

This nugget stood out to me because of the many times the author argues that for the most part, the way we are taught in school growing up is flawed and inefficient. The reason this stood out to me is because this book is over 40 years old now and we’re still asking the same questions on a regular basis. Even with the advancement in computers and technologies centered around creating dynamic learning experiences, kids aren’t able to absorb the information properly. I personally feel I learned less as I progressed through middle school and high school because we were forced to learn how to take more state or national tests (SOLs, FCATs, SAT, ACT) to find out where our states and nation ranked academically, rather than focusing on the academic material itself. Grade school has become centered around passing tests rather than building a desire to learn. It’s an eye opener to see the cry for change so long ago when the nation was ranked so high academically and the problem continues while our rankings in math and science have plummeted. The author also mentioned, like the authors in previous readings we had, that we need to use computers to our advantage without limiting our critical thinking. It’s important for us to still process the information before and after the assistance of computers otherwise we’ll become completely dependent on computers and it would raise the question whether we are learning anything we set out to learn in the first place.

MY RESEARCH STRATEGY

1. What is your research question? This should be revised since your inquiry proposal and should begin with HOW or WHY or maybe WHAT?  Be as specific as you can. Underline the key concepts (the most important words or phrases).

 How has Amazon Prime affected consumer’s habits and behaviors on Amazon?

 

2.   List the key concepts you underlined in #1. After each key concept, put a colon and write the  related words or synonyms. Don’t forget to use OR for related words and concepts.

For example:
This is a weak topic because it’s so common and there’s little new to say about it, BUT since it was used in the video, I use it here for your convenience. YOUR topics are, of course, WAY better!

Euthanasia: euthenize OR mercy killing OR Assisted Suicide

Ethical: ethics OR morals OR conduct

Write your own answers here:

Amazon prime:

Amazon:

Behavior: habit

Consumer: buyer OR purchaser OR shopper OR customer OR user

 

3. Take a look at the concepts and related phrases you listed in Number 2. In the space below, use the asterisk (*) to truncate search terms as appropriate.

Amazon*

consume*

NUGGET: COMPUTER LIB/ DREAM MACHINE

“Technology is an expression of man’s dreams. If man
did not indulge his fantasies, his thoughts alone
would inhibit the development of technology itself.
Ancient visionaries spoke of distant times and places,
where men flew around and about, and some could
see each other at great distance. The technological
realities of today are already obsolete and the future
of technology is bound only by the limits of our
dreams. Modern communications media and in
particular electronic media are outgrowths and
extensions of those senses which have become
dominant in our social development.”

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Just reading this passage makes me think a lot about how our social lives have changed. People use to write letters to their friends or they would meet up and talk in person. Now we have phones so we can text all day, and we have social media websites to quickly contact someone or to host events. Yes, social media makes things easier and faster, but what about talking in person. Does social media and texting really help our social development? Let’s just say that there are times when we really need technology and it is the right time and place to use it, and there are other times when we should just make with what we got.

Nugget Post For Computer Lip / Dream Machine

I chose this nugget from the reading because I felt that much could be said about it. First off, I was in love with his comparison to our lives surrounded by media the way a fish is surrounded by water. As a fish needs water to survive it had become clear that we need media to survive as well and theres no escaping it. The difference between the water that a fish lives in and the media that we have found ourselves surrounded with is the fact that we can control the media to whatever we please. This nugget addresses that by saying that we have to consider redesigning the molecules of our water by making it that the media will be more beneficial to our existence as humans and not the opposite. I feel that this nugget very strongly ties together several certain ideas that the author is addressing such as the idea of our societies use of the computer and all the our baggage that comes along with it.

“It matters because we live in media, as fish live in water. (Many people are prisoners of the media, many are manipulators, and many want to use them to communicate artistic visions.) But today, at this moment, we can and must design the media, design the molecules of our new water, and I believe the details of this design matter very deeply. They will be with us for a very long time, perhaps as long as man has left; perhaps if they are as good as they can be, man may even buy more time—or the open-ended future most suppose remains.”

Computer Lib/ Dream Machine

“I have not mentioned the emotions. Movies and books, music and even architecture have for all of us been part of important emotional moments. The same is going to happen with the new media. To work at a highly responsive computer display screen, for instance, can be deeply exciting, like flying an airplane through a canyon, or talking to somebody brilliant. This is as it should be. (“The reason is, and by rights ought to be, slave to the emotions.”—Bertrand Russell.)In the design of our future media and systems, we should not shrink from this emotional aspect as a legitimate part of our fantic (see p. 317) design. The substratum of technicalities and the mind-bending, gut-slamming effects they produce, are two sides of the same coin; and to understand the one is not necessarily to be alienated from the other.”

- Ted Nelson

I found this article extremely interesting because it relates to my Inquiry Project topic.  I agree with what Nelson said when he states “In the design of our future media and systems, we should not shrink from this emotional aspect as a legitimate part of our fantic design”. Although the media puts things on the internet, specifically social medias, we do not have to allow these posts to effect our emotions. We should be able to enjoy the posts made by others without feeling  threatened or put down. The way our new medias are designed,today, we encounter things such as: cyberbullying, development of poor self-images, and fights  being posted online for entertainment. In Maryam’s Blog she chose an interesting nugget and made interesting points. If we did not use our creative minds to come up with new ideas and new inventions, then we wouldn’t have developed half of the technology and ideas that we have today. Somebody had to think of the idea to attack people’s emotions behind a computer screen, cellphone, or tablet. The idea wasn’t just put on Earth by the World Creator. Another thing is that people have to come up with creative sites to make. The creator of World Star had to actually sit down and think of what should and shouldn’t be allowed on their website. Most videos posted on this site are fights that are beyond violent and looked at as entertainment for young teens.  Nelson is agreeing with the idea that the way the new media is being designed and used,now,  is now effecting our emotions.

We do not have to continue to let media have this effect.  I also enjoyed the simile that he used by comparing the emotional toll that the new media can have on us. He compared using the computer to the joy of flying on an airplane and seeing the great view. The things that are being posted on the internet can have such an emotional effect on humans, that sometimes we don’t realize it until it has already happened unintentionally. We have the potential to redesign the new media, but are we willing to do it?

cyber-bullying-poster

 

 

 

My Research strategy

1. What is your research question? This should be revised since your inquiry proposal and should begin with HOW or WHY or maybe WHAT? Be as specific as you can. Underline the key concepts (the most important words or phrases).

How can “America’s Next Top Model” use Facebook and Instagram to help teens have a positive self-image?

** I was not able to underline on here, so I italicize the words**

2. List the key concepts you underlined in #1. After each key concept, put a colon and write the related words or synonyms. Don’t forget to use OR for related words and concepts.

For example:
This is a weak topic because it’s so common and there’s little new to say about it, BUT since it was used in the video, I use it here for your convenience. YOUR topics are, of course, WAY better!

Euthanasia: euthenize OR mercy killing OR Assisted Suicide

Ethical: ethics OR morals OR conduct

“America’s Next Top Model” : modeling OR television show OR Tyra Banks OR competition

Facebook: social network enemy OR social network OR networking OR status updates OR photo/video sharing OR “like” button

Instagram: popular teen site OR social network OR “selfies”OR photo sharing OR “likes” OR followers

Self-image: Ego OR positive/negative OR self-esteem OR self opinions

 

3. Take a look at the concepts and related phrases you listed in Number 2. In the space below, use the asterisk (*) to truncate search terms as appropriate.

*personal image

*self-esteem

*social networks

*television show

*modeling

 

 

Inquiry Project Proposal

The Earth is only a very minuscule part of our galaxy, and our universe. Back in the 1960s to early 2000s, the Space Program was one of the biggest and most popular ideas in the world. The Cold War consisted of a Space Race, with countries competing technologically to outlast each other. It was one of the most innovative time periods of our lives. NASA grew, and private companies developed pieces to define the space race, such as working on motors and heavy mathematics to further push our intellect.

Recently, we have not heard of any major discoveries or explorations. One idea that was last flirted with was exploring Mars and colonizing it. But as time went own, and budget cuts were initiated seriously from the Obama Administration, the future of NASA and space exploration has been in question.

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As the world seems to be focusing on weapon technology and advancement of our kind, the space exploration period was the most innovative of the 20th century.  I want to see how has NASA interacted with the public and gained awareness of the public from the beginning of NASA’s creation (1958), to present day. With technology growing at the rapid time it is, it is important to understand how the space race furthered math, science, and the world of technology. There is definitely a lot going on that needs to be covered and understood, and it is time to revive the Space Race.

Space race