Presentation Group:Visual Voice
- Encyclopedia of Class Communication Concepts
Far Above & Very Beyond
Communication does Pizza!
So I went to the Welcome Pizza Party that the communications department sponsored. There was not a huge turnout, but I had a good time. I met many new people that were not in our rap. Not many people were in Comm 118, most were in Comm 121. However, in their communications class they are doing completely different stuff. Instead of learning about the Umass Wiki they are learning about ancient means of communications; such as how people in ancient Greece communicated with one another. Other classes do not need a Umass Wiki or a twitter account. They do have a textbook; whereas we don’t. Our class gets to have you all year but the other class only has there professor for one semester. The other Comm 118 class size is huge and is taught in a lecture hall. I like our smaller class because it is more personable and we all live on the same floor so we can help each other out whenever. Basically that is all the information that I got from other students. During the pizza social we were also able to meet our peer advisor. They are here to help us anytime, whenever we have questions about communications. I am actually very happy I went to the pizza party I learned a lot. --Kayla landry 00:20, 1 October 2010 (EDT)
Awesome ASL Videos
Steph Interprets at Hampshire
Last Thursday, Kelsey, Chelsea, Natasha and I ventured over to Hampshire College. There, we listened to the 13th Annual Ekbal Ahmad Lecture, and Steph was interpreting. The lecture featured Amira Hass (Israeli) and Karma Nabulsi (Palestinian) talking about the "obstacles and possibilities for movement in the conflict between Israeli's and Palestinians." Despite what I thought it would be like, I actually was really interested in what was going on. To start off we went to get cookies and hot apple cider. Then the introductions came on. These took a while, seeing how these were famous people in this community. During the introductions there was not a lot of interaction. Basically the introducers stated facts about the speakers and we all listened. Once the introductions were over we all clapped and the first speaker approached the podium. The first speaker was a Palestinian woman. She seemed like a very proper women, in the way she spoke. When she was explaining her story, I respected her so much. The way she talked made me want to listen to what she had to say. She discussed how in Palestine life is very difficult. For one, you cannot speak what is on your mind. In most cases, if you say something the government does not like, you will be punished. Some people in the U.S take our freedom of speech for granted, which is sad because other parts of the world do not have it. Again, not much interacting went on but she definitely communicated her information with us in a way that was successful. The next speaker was an Israeli woman, and she definitely was my favorite. She used a different strategy in speaking to us. Unlike the first speaker, she tried to engage conversation with the audience. She would ask questions that made us ponder and she would also say very humorous things. A lot of what she said would have the audience in an uproar laughing. Because she kept the mood light, she was a great person to listen to. I believe we had somewhat of a speech act with her. Mainly because she would say something, the audience would react, and then she would say something else. This may be a stretch, but it was the closest speech act I saw. Sadly, when she finished talking we had to leave and were unable to stay for the interacting portion of the program. In conclusion I am very glad I went to Hampshire. The speakers were brilliant and it was nice to see Steph interpret, since we hear so much about it.
Cape Cod Lounge
You gave us no assignment for going, but i did go.
Quailty Twitter Interactions
Sick Day.. November 15th
kaylamarie92 sorry i missed the class today! hopefully i will feel better soon! #LbLLP
stephjoke *@kaylamarie92 notice that I missed you so much I talked about you anyway. example of "valence" in a group dynamic :-) feel better! #LbLLP
kaylamarie92 @stephjoke aww! lol hope it was good! i got the results, bronchitis, sinus infection, and a touch of pnemonia! ill be back wednesday! #LbLLP
Fishbowls... November 17th
kaylamarie92 The fishbowls are deff going great! #LbLLP
stephjoke *i hope everyone feels the fishbowls were as helpful as you @kaylamarie92 #LbLLP
kaylamarie92 @stephjoke @kaylamarie92 @ckmetz @mhatz24 I thought the fishbowls were very useful & productive today! #LbLLP
Cool Prezi... December 6th
kaylamarie92 Oh wow! That prezi video was cool #LbLLP
janeyhann *Yeah @kaylamarie92 our prezi video might have more work to do #LbLLP
kaylamarie92 @janeyhann Yeah, we will deff have to jazz it up a bit! Other than that, its starting to come together #LbLLP 10:40 AM Dec 6th via txt
janeyhann *@kaylamarie92 I really hope that we can do it well and that the internet works that day! #LbLLP
kaylamarie92 @janeyhann me too! That would be devestating to dO all that work and not present it! #LbLLP
Turning in Evalutations...December 8th
kaylamarie92 Me and @janeyhann. Turned in the evaluations around 4, #LbLLP
- @stephjoke, anytime! it was freezing last night, so we decided to make our trip worth while and go buy gear at the U Store! #LbLLP
kaylamarie92 thank you two! RT @kaylamarie92: Me and @JaneyHann. Turned in the evaluations around 4, #LbLLP
Freezing Out ... December 10th
kaylamarie92 getting ready for com! its freeezing!! #LbLLP
- ilana_maims @kaylamarie92, we're really gonna need to bundle up for com this morning!
kaylamarie92 @ilana_maims yes! our room is freeezing right now! hope it isnt this cold in patterson! #LbLLP
- ilana_maims @kaylamarie92 I know! I hope it's nice n toasty in Patterson this morning :) #LbLLP
The Buzz Buzz Boom,by Seth Gore
Library Recon Team
1. Characters in the Buzz Buzz Boom is Dean, Mary Ann, Uncle Richard, and a minor character could be his memory.
2. Mary Ann wants to figure out where her and Deans relationship is going.
3. They go to a hotel to figure out what is going on by communicating there with eachother.
4. Verbal communication can be the key in keeping a relationship.
5. Communication is key for everything in life.
6. Is Dean deaf?
What's Thunder Got To Do With It?
1. I believe the thunder storm took place within the first two weeks of being at Umass. Probably around 3:00 in the morning.
2. We were all pretty spooked by the thunder.
3. That even though we experienced it differently, we all still experienced it.
4. The people that could not hear it, are similar to Dean. Because he can't hear, so he feels.
5. When we heard it, it was an extremly loud sound which could relate to how Uncle Richard felt.
6. Because it is good to talk about other experiences.
An Angle on Interpersonal Communication
Signs that Dean is Deaf
1. I love you
2. How I loved the feel of a running engine
3. Dont you hear this? No I dont
4. Didnt care about the dissapointment I didnt care, because I loved - because I loved deeply, the feel of everything that I could see
5. It was for me being unable to hear
6. Just like your father always poor and stuck
7. Im not hearing it with my ear but with my whole body
8. He looked at me for a bit. Then he started shaking his head from side to side, slowly.
9. We are becasue we are. Can you forgive me for being what I am?
10. But I felt it, I did, lying there...
11. Hands.Touch & Feel. No light, No sound
12. Uncle Richard tried sign language, next to "Dont you hear this?"
13. Acoustic World
14. I need to feel the world
Essay Applying To SPEAKING
Communication & Interaction View of IPC in the Buzz Buzz Boom!
See Our Progress!
New Team aka Fishbowl Team
Meanings of the Buzz Buzz Boom
Theories in Combination or Competition:
The Speaking model was created by Dell Hymes, and is an important acronym used to demonstrate successful communication. It can be used for all types of communication, whether it’s a story, a formal speech, or even just a casual conversation. In the short story, “Buzz Buzz Boom” by Seth Gore, the speaking model is shown throughout the story to its full extent and gives examples of successful communication. The “S” in Speaking stands for setting and scene. The Buzz Buzz Boom, is set in a motel room, where it holds the scene of Dean and Mary Ann in an intimate conversation about their relationship. The motel is a good setting for this intimate conversation because it is a neutral zone for both of them, causing them not to fight. The next letter in the sequence is “P” which stands for participants. The participants in this story are Dean, Mary Ann, and the use of memory is also a participant in this story. Mary Ann externalizes her feelings, while memory is a form of intrapersonal communication within Dean. The participants in the story, change and control the forms of communication taking place throughout the story. Ends, is the next word in the sequence represented by the letter “E”. There are two types of ends, the intended outcome and the actual outcome. In the story, the intended outcome was Mary Ann wanting to achieve a greater understanding of Dean and his emotions. In the story Dean and Mary Ann talk about their future and Dean says, “…We had to talk. That’s because she was telling me to move in with her.” The purpose of the conversation was to help them decide their future together and work on a solution to their discussion. The actual outcome was the intended outcome, proving that what they wanted to happen actually did which was being able to commit to and understand each other. After “E” in the speaking model, comes “A” which is Act Sequences. The story opens with Dean daydreaming and thinking about the rain, while Mary Ann is watching Seinfield and resting on his chest in the motel room. Dean leaves his memories and returns to reality, and Dean and Mary Ann begin to converse about the future of their relationship, then Dean makes a joke about the relationship which Mary Ann does not appreciate. Key is defined as a serious tone discussing a serious matter within the neutral location. In the story, Mary Ann wants to figure out the moving in situation, while Dean is procrastinating about the whole moving in with Mary Ann idea. Also, Dean notices a huge difference between Mary Ann and Uncle Richard. Unlike Uncle Richard, Mary Ann is more accepting of Dean’s disablility and understanding, which Uncle Richard was not. “I” is the next letter in the acronym is Instrumentalities. Since Dean cannot hear, he uses other instruments such as touch and sight to communicate his thoughts to others. For example, when Dean is interpreting Mary Ann’s signing he says, “Hands. Touch and feel.” This displays Dean’s dependency on other instruments like touch to help him communicate. Next in the speaking model is norms. The norms in “Buzz Buzz Boom” are the memories that Dean has of the thunderbird and his family. Another speaking norm shown in the story is female socialization vs. male socialization which is represented by Dean and Mary Ann. Mary Ann shows female socialization by expressing her feelings while Dean keeps his emotions inside. The last letter in the speaking model is “G” representing genre. The genre in this story is an intercultural love story with a serious tone about the different aspects of language and communication. The story, “Buzz Buzz Boom” fully shows and gives examples of Dell Hyme’s speaking model.
Thunder & Theory: Expect The Unexpected
Dell Hymes Speaking Model
S – Setting/Scene. Where the story takes place, what time, the characters and any details that explain the setting.
P – Participants. The people who are addressees or hearers
E – Ends. This is the goal or outcome the story is trying to explain
A – Act Sequence. This is how certain events happen chronologically, an event that happened before that led to the next event
K – Key. This is how clues are giving away to figure out what the mood/tone of the story is.
I – Instruments. The actual sound of speaking. This is what the tone is.
N – Norm. The way you act is the same as the mood in the story.
G – Is the type of story it is.
"The Negative" (Kenneth Burke)
"Man is the symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-misusing) animal, inventor of the negative (or moralized by the negative), separated from his natural condition by instruments of his own making, goaded by the spirit of hierarchy (or moved by the sense of order), and rotten with perfection". Essentially, Burke's definition maintains that man is distinct from other creatures by the virtue of his use of symbols to communicate, his understanding of negation, his separation from nature by his own techniques, his existence in differing social structures, and his goal to become better than he presently is." - Wikipedia  American Pragmatism
American pragmatism (John Dewey)
Dewey is best known for coming up with the idea of Pedagogy "Pragmatism is a philosophical movement that includes those who claim that an ideology or proposition is true if it works satisfactorily, that the meaning of a proposition is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting it, and that impractical ideas are to be rejected." - wikipedia
Gender, Identity & Intimate Communication
- One team member needs to add your team's comprehensive notes to the new page on Gender and Identity which stems from the Communication-based theories of Language and Social Interaction section called "Communicating in intimate communication."
- That same team member needs to post a link to their section of the new page (the comprehensive notes) next to your wiki-signature on the assigned readings page.
- Every other team member needs to
- a) claim a particular question and/or communication concept that you will research for the team paper.
- b) Describe this NOW (first-come, first-served) next to your name on the assigned readings page.
- c) Once you have done the homework (organized quotes from all of the articles and links to relevant materials in the Wiki), post your results in the relevant section of the Gender and Identity page. You need to create a new (relevant, informative) sub-subheading.
- d) Return to the assigned readings page and make a link from your statement of responsibility to your actual completed results where you posted them on the Gender and Identity page.
In Search of Gorillas
Cool Potentials of the Wiki
We think these three answers are false, and we do not agree with them:
1. An easy way to check what's going on in the class, or to check homework.
14. We have everything in one space. We have our syllabus right there, it is nice and organized.
22. Being able to use twitter from wiki account and being able to share things other classmates through the website.
These are the best three answers:
7. Being up to date with teachers or class.
16. Learning to use the wiki can provide me with a tool that will help me through the course, and it will make most thingd I have to do easier.
17. By using the wiki you can get course info, communicate with others about projects and ask questions.
My team and I have decided that #21 was the bet answer.
Selective Attention Report
In the Aquarium with Steph
Observing Fishbrains in Action
Buzz Buzz Boom!
S – Motel room is the setting. Dean and Mary Ann are having an intimate conversation right now, which is the scene.
P- Mary Ann, Dean, and Dean’s memory (intrapersonal) are the participants in the story. Young people, cultural relationships and gender also play a role in the story.
E – Mary Ann wants understanding of Dean and Dean is trying to convince himself if this is what he wants. Dean wants Mary Ann to understand and recognize his disabilities because Uncle Richard never could.
A – Dean is dain dreaming as he is thinking about the rain. Marry Ann is watching Sienfeld on his chest. Dean mentally comes back to the hotel room. Mary Ann remains resting on his chest as she respects the space he needs. After she begins to start speaking to Dean seriously, Dean is making it into a humorous situation but Mary Ann wants to get out what she has to say. This is an example of an act sequence.
K – This story has a serious tone, Mary Ann and Dean are discussing serious matter within a neutral location. Mary Ann wants to figure this whole situation out but Dean isn’t really feeling it right now. Mary Ann differs from Uncle Richard because she isn’t as serious all the time. She does make some situations serious and she also understands what Uncle Richard did not. Mary Ann also gave Dean Space when she could sense he did not want to figure all the business out now.
I - Dean is deaf, which means that the instrument is sign language. I Love You, is one of the many clues that prove he is deaf. Dean uses other sense to compensate for him not being able to hear. They mostly talk about how Dean feels everything. Mary Ann and Dean communicate in silence.
N – The intimacy in a couple, between Mary Anne and Dean. Also that Dean remembers the thunderbird and his relationship with Uncle Richard. Dean acts different around Mary Ann then he does his own family. The norm is a case of men socialization vs. women socialization.
G – An intercultural love story with an awkwardness and serious tone. We are participants in the story and watching Dean’s self reflection. This story is also about language communication.
Fishbowl: Skeptics, Questioners, Alternatives
- Have the class vote what they want
- Do something with the Buzz Buzz Boom, but not the video
- Cheredes idea because it deals with sign language but not fully about it.
- Don't know if the Seth Gore project is for us
- How will we be graded?
- How will we raise money?
- What is the project really about/is it unrealistic?
- Nobody has free time
- Big project - not everyone has to do fundrasiing all be assigned jobs. We will have to research if we can cut the price down.
- We will have to get work done on what the main purpose is. We can produce something that works with the field of communication.
Video - name in credits, montage (gorill, attention), stage managers, people in fishbowl, fundraisers, scripters.
Example of IPC - meta communication, ethonography communication, interapersonal communication, computer communication
Steph Conversing With Us Through Feedback
Understanding the Life Like Pedagogy
Actual Quiz Answer/Feedback
In my answer I wrote “I don’t really understand the point of the video but that’s probably because it didn’t make sense to me.” StephJoke wrote back to me saying keep thinking about it. The more I think about it, I realize the purpose of Pedagogy is to show that class can be taught any way it’s what the student makes out of it. I also wrote that I didn’t like how the words we in Spanish and the comment that StephJoke asked was, “why does language and language difference matter?” When I think about it the fact it was written in Spanish is actually not a bad thing. Because it goes to show you that Pedagogy is used all around the world. My paper was also “*” next to one of the sentences I wrote. I think this was a good thing because it talked about that fact teachers can teach different ways, and kids should learn the way that is most comfortable for them.
In my answer to the question "What is difference", I said difference means when two things are not the same. Stephjoke underlined this. I believe the reason for underlining this, was that I was right. Because, to be different you can not be the same. I also said "Depending on how you want a person to find out information, is the way you communicate with them". For feedback I got, "A theory. Why does it matter what way a person learns something? How much control do you really have over them & their reaction" It matters what way a person learns something, because everyone learns differently. For example, some people like to listen to a person; where as, others would rather do hands on activities. You dont really have too much control over there reaction, because everyone is different.
1 & 2. To identify a communication act or dynamic people definatley need to be involved. In our class we always have alot of dynamics. I believe the reason is we all live together so we all like to gossip eachother. In class on wednesday we definetly had a dynamic. Someone mentioned Halloween and parts of the class went in an uproar. We also started chatting about what we were wearing and what we wanted to do. Thus, a dynamic can be identified as a collective group of people all saying and thinking the same thing at once, because something trigged it.
- uh..but the question was about "marked" comm?
There are many meanings of discipline. Discipline can mean how you act. For example, if you are well disciplined you won't get in trouble. In means of interpersonal communication, discipline definetly plays a role. You have to know how to discipline yourself while having a conversation. Because you don't want to take over the conversation, so no one else will speak. As a class we need to work on being discipline. Because when we talk when Steph is teaching its not fair to other students or her. And if we dont have discilpine we are not active listenging. Which results in not having interpersonal communication.
- Underlined ... "how you act"
- Said yep to "As a class we need to work on being discipline. Because when we talk when Steph is teaching its not
- fair to other students or her"
- Said double yep to "And if we dont have discilpine we are not active listenging. Which results in not having
- good interpersoncal communication"
Defining "Above and Beyond"
3. To succed in class I have realized you most definitely have to go beyond and above. You have to be able to, think of what to do next and do it before someone else. When you over achieve it will be easier to get an a. Becasue the more effort you put in the better the grade you will get. Since this is how it is going to work, I believe it will teach us discipline.The reason is we will not be able to stay up late every night because we will have to do our wiki. Instead of playing in a basketball game, we will have to discilpine ourselves to do our communication homework.
"You sort of leapfrog over a direct engagement with my feedback to a conclusion you've drawn, without filling me/us in on how you got there!"
"What is the communication concept/theory that describes what you are talking about? You are focused on the example of "getting an a" - but what category or model of communication is this representative of?"
"Your choice of photo supports your response, but I'm still unclear what communication act you are performing or what link you are making between your thinking & mine: i.e what are you doing with this turn in our conversation triplet?"