The Buzz Buzz Boom, by Seth Gore
Initial Thoughts on the Buzz Buzz Boom
What's Thunder Got to Do With It?
- September 8, 2010 at around 6 a.m.
- We all felt very scared because of how loud the noise was, but we were also quite annoyed that the storm woke us up. Most of us had never experienced such a loud noise waking us up in the morning.
- We were all able to hear the storm as opposed to see it. It was the noise that initially woke us up, but once we looked outside the window, we saw that it was raining.
- When the thunderstorm hit, we were all asleep. Our eyes were of course closed making us almost "blind" to what was going on around us. This is similar to Dean being deaf. We all had a disability that caused us to use other senses to make sense of what was actually going on around us.
- The difference was that Dean has to live with his disability his entire life, while the rest of us simply have to wake up, and we are immediately relived of our blindness.
- It is important to compare and constrast experiences because it makes us aware. If we don't take into consideration all forms of handicap that people have to endure, we become ignorant to other forms of communication. Dean lacks one form of communication, yet that makes his other senses stronger. His experiences are able to teach us that we take for granted the senses that we do have and should dive deeper into our other senses.
An Angle on Interpersonal Communication
"Signs" Dean is Deaf
Direct Quotes from Seth Gores Article:The Buzz Buzz Boom
- Dean never states that he "hears" MaryAnn, he always knows she "said" something
- "She nodded and smiled, and said I Love You" (p. 1) -- this is a possible clue because there are no quotations around I Love You which can be interpreted to her as signing because without the quotes she is not actually speaking
- MaryAnn laughs at Seinfeld while she is watching TV and Dean does not. This can hint that he is deaf too because he could not know what the TV is saying because he cannot hear the sound
- "'Do you hear this?" Uncle Richard would ask me in awkward, incumbent sign" (p. 2) This bluntly a fact that Dean is deaf. Uncle Richard struggles to use sign language to communicate with Dean which shows because their relationship is so strained
- Uncle Richard constantly asks him if he can "hear" the engine and Dean constantly tells him he cannot the same way Uncle Richard wants him to
- "It's too bad that you don't hear that at all. You don't know what it's like, too bad-it's too bad" (p. 2) -- Here Uncle Richard shows his sadness towards Dean's deafness because he wants him to be able to be compelled the way he is by the true sound of the engine.
- Dean "feels" everything opposed to hearing things because he needs to make his other senses stronger, and he knows because of his disability he needs to embrace it instead of being negative, and dwelling on all of the flaws it entails
- Dean loved the "feel" of everything because he had to use it as a substitute for his lack of hearing
- "It was unable for me to hear" (p. 2) -- this shows how he could not hear the engine at all
- "Of course I'm hearing it very well, buzzin' sweet and dainty. But do you realize I'm not hearing it with my ears but with my whole body?" (p. 3) -- here Dean is responding to Uncle Richard's constant disappointment telling him that he can hear it, but in a different way because as said before because he is deaf he has to find a way to substitute his other senses for his loss of hearing
- Dean wants to be "forgiven for what he is" which shows how he is insecure about his disability, which can maybe show how he is afraid to commit to MaryAnn because maybe she won't accept him
- He wants MaryAnn to know the "world through my eyes" (p. 4) which is a statement saying that he see's the world differently than most people because he is deaf
- "And the other (hand) surveyed for messages that her hand had sent" (p. 5) -- this is MaryAnn signing into Dean's hand when it is dark so he knows what she is saying to him
- "Hands. Touch and feel. No light, no sound" (p. 5) -- this is Dean describing a moment in the motel room with MaryAnn, and he discusses touching and feeling which most deaf people have to do to carry on whatever they are doing because they need to feel the movements and maybe MaryAnn signing so he can understand what she wants
- "Not knowing how to talk to me" (p. 6) -- this shows that Uncle Richard was uncomfortable with Dean's deafness, and this led to their strained relationship because Uncle Richard did not know how to have a normal relationship with Dean because he could not look past his disability
Meaning(s) of The Buzz and Boom
Translation & Speaking Model
Meanings of the Buzz Buzz Boom
Keys To Understanding
What's Thunder Got To Do With It? Part 2
- New Teams evaluating the Thunder Storm.
Dell Hymes Speaking Model Relates to The Buzz Buzz Boom
In Class Response
"The Negative" (Kenneth Burke)
In Search of Gorillas
Cool Potentials of the Wiki
Struggles with the Wiki
Selective Attention Report
Selective Attention Test
- We all think that the video was quite interesting because it portrays how if people are completely focused on one thing they can be completely blind to another. Mike also believes that the video was unique because he had never seen anything like it before and he thought it was very strange that he actually did not see the gorilla the first time. Both Mike and Ali did not see the gorilla the first time. Dan and Danielle on the other hand spotted the gorilla. However Danielle has seen the video before. The four of us all noticed the gorilla the second time but the element of surprise stopped all of us from noticing the color changing in the background or even the member of the black team leaving as the gorilla came in.
In the Aquarium with Steph
Group unknown: Initial Questions
Group 2: Thunder
Group 3: Communication
Fishbowl: Skeptics, Questions, Alternatives
1.) Identifying a communication act or dynamic as marked means it was recognized. After being recognized the dynamic has to be analyzed with questions in order to gain a better understanding of the dynamic. In Wednesdays class sessions we all began talking too much and we realized we had a dynamic since we knew why we were having it. Also we were all feeling the same emotions because of the excitement of Halloween. Steph wrote that many marked elements of communication are not noticed.
2.) Discipline can be used as a verb to indicate what an administrator would to do a student if they misbehave. A synonym would be to punish. Another meaning of discipline is something a student should have especially while they are in class. Discipline as a noun is also like saying self control. Each meaning can have a lot to do with the subject of interpersonal communication because in order for an administrator to punish a student there must be communication from a teacher to an administrator, and then from the administrator to the student. The same goes for the noun form of discipline because the fact that an athlete or someone who possessed a lot of discipline would bring up a conversation between other people that would require interpersonal communication. Steph underlined self control in the middle of this paragraph.
3.) I chose the picture about Dean and Mary talking when Mary attempts to say she is pregnant in order to extend their relationship. Mary lies in this type of interpersonal communication in order to obtain what she wants out of her relationship. This communication theory can be quite useful in Mary's case although it may not be considered ethical. This is because she is communicating effectively with Dean in order to get the relationship she desires but she is lying in order to do so.
Steph Conversing with Us Through Feedback
Fishbowl Observations, Notebook #16 Yep, this is the correct place to post your wiki username & unique sentence with an embedded link back to all that important stuff you noticed during the Class Project fishbowl (and hence, if you continued on....) Steph(talk) 18:10, 15 October 2010 (EDT)
- Danielle's fishbowl notes
- Kaylin's Fishbowl notes from inside the fishbowl!
- Chelsea's Fishbowl:a look inside
- Michelle's view from outside of the Fishbowl
- Stephen's fishbowl notes
- Kim's Fishbowl Notes
- Caty's Fishbowl notes
- Megan's Fishbowl Notes!
Understanding the Lifelike Pedagogy
I wrote that one of the reasons why teachers do not enjoy teaching RAP classes as much is because all of the students live together and they can communicate easily since they all have the same goals. Steph asked if every student in our class has exactly the same goals. I feel as if every student in our class share the same goals that do not only consist of passing the class but also helping each other out to pass the class. However each student possesses their own ultimate goal with what they want to do with their life and how they want to use their communications degree. Steph also inquired if there is any overlap of student goals with teacher goals. My belief is that every teacher wants each student to be sucessful similar to every students goal of wanting to do well in the class. Steph also exclaimed that I utilized a nice example when I stated that the Wiki is an example of a scenario where we had to teach ourselves. Some of my final statements consisted of me elaborating on the Wiki being an example of us teaching ourselves. I said that I know Steph is fully aware of the fact that we do not completely understand the Wiki but she wants to leave us aspects to figure out on our own rather than her telling us everything. Steph then informed me that she does know and she asked me if my knowladge of her awareness influences our interactions. Her aware does influence our interactions because we sometimes act more aggressively towards her when we want Steph to tell us something but she lets us figure most things out on our own.