14 Sept. Ecological Thought.
Part I: Tools
How are the Renderings coming?
If anyone is struggling with the design tools, may want to check out this helpful video series in on Canva in Lynda.
How to publish your Rendering drafts to the course blog
1. click on your class section in the top menu of the course site; 2. go up to “+New” in the menu and then down to “Post”; 3. Once in the Post, add a title, cut and paste your text in the text box, and paste the HTML code, generated by the graphic tool you used, into the post’s “text” view; 4. Make sure you choose your course section and the name of the post from the “Categories” list on the right.
Part II: Morton Discussion
Organize yourselves into groups according to the first few letters of your last name, and answer the question below that corresponds with your group number:
|1. A-Fol||1. A-Be||1. A-Ho|
|2. For-Kel||2. Bo-F||2. Hu-M|
|3. K1-Mo||3. H-Mc||3. O-Q|
|4. Mu-Pl||4. Mi-S||4. R-Se|
|5. Po-W||5. T-W||5. Sm-Z|
Group One: What are some ways Morton defines the ecological thought? Are you ever satisfied with his definition? Is he?
Group Two: Describe the rhetorical strategy of this chapter. List some of Morton’s rhetorical choices an compare them to Nixon and Clark’s chapters? Is one author more successful than the others, why/why not?
Group Three: What does the term “Nature” describe according to Morton? Why do we have to let go of “Nature” to have ecology? Do you agree, why/why not?
Group Four: What happens to the concept of person-hood or human when it expands under the ecological thought? For instance, what do you think Morton means when he says that “The ecological thought fans out into questions concerning cyborgs, artificial intelligence, and the irreducible uncertainty over what counts as a person” (8)?Do you agree, why/why not?
Group Five: What sorts of artworks best demonstrate the ecological thought? To respond to this question, examine at least one movie, book, etc. that he talks about as an example of the ecological thought. Can you think of your own example(s)? Do you agree with his assessment, why/why not?