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“why i want to live in a different era” – spoken word 2019

Why I want to live in a different era than now

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity

But what happened to a time when

All you needed was a book and a cup of tea to be happy

But now you need an E book and a pink passionfruit lemonade tea to feel satisfied

What happened to reading a book and drinking down the words like wine upon your lips

When everything was more beautiful because we could see

Years of wisdom passed down from generation to generation in songs and stories read by a

crackling fire as you huddled around the warm hearth of a flame, can all now be found in a

minute

One click can replace a thousand priceless memories

What happened to a time when we used to run through open fields on a warm hazy afternoon?

The long blades of grass tickling against your legs

All the while the sun cradled you in its warmth

But now we run through fields digitally and we call it reality,

The warm sun that grew you in your youth is now your enemy

What happened to a time when we used to play a record

and let the music take us over and hold us like tree roots, spreading vastly in the ground?

When we used to dance like autumn leaves blowing in a comforting breeze

And sing like songbirds with not a care in the world but each other.

A time when we used to love

But now we need Spotify, to blare pointless cool words into our brain until we feel numb

We use the very thing, that was used to bring loved ones together,

To make them go away

because now people are considered your worst enemy

What happened to a time when we used to walk to the store

and turn it into a great adventure as we skipped along the swift sidewalk

hand in hand, laughing and breathing dreams as if they where air.

But now we click

And its delivered right to our door

A carboard box hallow and void of all life and love

Sitting as it whispers “this is happiness”

What happened to a time when we used to write?

Scrambling to find a piece of paper and a pen to pour out our dreams

Desperate to escape from our mind swimming with illusion

When we drank down poetry like it was the sweet nectar of life,

Illuminating our very souls

But now the words are short and pointless

The pen doesn’t move

And paper lays un-touched like a corpse in a crypt

Begging for life

Everything was more beautiful then

When the sun touched everything with its glittering light

Stretching down every vast alley and walkway

When forests where teaming with life,

And people showed love and compassion for everyone

And when you could walk down your street and your neighbour wasn’t a stranger

But a friend

But now our sun is clouded out by a wall we built around ourselves

And refuse to break down

Our forests are gone, struck down like soldiers on the front line

Now the only love we show is for ourselves

And the words of sweet wine are dried up and empty

The world was so much more beautiful then

Fahrenheit 451 Reflection

reflection:

My job for this project was the visual enhancer. I helped our group analyze and deconstruct quotes and metaphors to find their true meanings, and create questions based off of our thinking and research. I helped construct the layout of the PowerPoint and insert photos into each slide to match our quotes and questions. our group had to analyze a very important and detailed section in the books (pgs. 41-54). where Montag describes what Mildred looks like in his eyes, and how numb and emotionless he feels towards Mildred and the rest of the society.

Core competencies reflection:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A6febda43-597d-4cc1-b20c-8be374b5b351

 

 

 

 

 

climate change and melting glaciers (blog log 2)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/15/climate/melting-glaciers-globally.html?module=inline

Climate change has always interested me because people are so quick to ignore it and pretend like it doesn’t exist. It has always troubled me how people could even possibly brush off one of the worlds biggest problems. I have always been intrigued at hearing others ideas towards a solution for climate change, and what small things people can do everyday to help. Another problem the world is facing with climate change is melting glaciers. In central Asia a warming climate change and vanishing glaciers means less water, and dead crops for their towns. Writer Jeremy Engle composed an article along with a PowerPoint, in an attempt to enlighten people about what climate change really means, and what affects it has on other people around the world. His work describes the struggles and research the towns people have to go through to prove the glaciers are retreating, and how they are trying to overcome the problems resulting from their loss of water supply. I like this article because it really opens your eyes to how much climate change is rapidly increasing and what we need to do to stop it.

 

The mars rovers final days (english 11 bloglog)

As we have seen on the news and all-over social media, the mars rovers final mission came to a close. It was saddening for all who worked at NASA following its long journey. This article interested me because I have always been fond of space, and worlds beyond our own. When I has first heard the rover had died, I felt sad, because it provided us with so much information on what else is out there other then our world, and to see that all come to a close was sad. The author had a style of writing that felt like he was there at NASA when the rover said its final words. He was very descriptive while talking about the last mission and the emotions that everyone else felt. This article gave me a sense of inspiration that anything is possible, we where able to collect data from a planet we have never explored before and send it all the way back to our planet, and I find that amazing. This article was very insightful and educational to all the work and effort the NASA scientists do, and how they feel when one of their greatest missions comes to an end.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/science/mars-opportunity-rover-dead.html?ref=oembed

 

My Brand

My brand is designated for my company the orca research society, where you protect and study orcas in the wild. Orca research society also protects wild orcas from captivity and keeps whales and dolphins out of marine parks.

slogan: ‘May all things be wild and free’

3D printer project drafting 10

I wanted to create somthing that would be useful to me. So i created a phone holder so i could charge my phone without it falling off the a table or on the floor. I wanted a design that was sturdy and not easy to break so I created a stronger design with a charger hole and walls to prevent the phone from sliding out.

Drafting 10 orthographic projection iPhone

I am creating an orthographic projection plan for my iPhone 7. An orthographic projection is a method of projection in wich an object is decipted or a surface

mapped using parallel lines to project its shape onto a peice of paper or blueprint. I am using three displayed views, one being the front of the iPhone 7, the bottom of the phone, and the side of the phone. I also created a isometric projection of my iPhone, an isometric projection is a method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions and engineering drawings.