• Classwork

    Haltman/Prown Group C

    What is an abstract aspect of culture?   Heritage/relationships/sexuality Interest/ Self interest Personality Aesthetics Values Morals Beliefs History Mythology/Legends Art Language Norms Moral norms/Codes Group  C Mary’s: What’s present is the general description of the quilt, which is a foundation for a more detailed description. Its there to give the audience a sense of what details are to come. What’s missing are the nuanced details about the panel. Stacey’s:What’s present are very detailed language, and the use of descriptive terms. The full name of the person is missing. With the name being absent you might assume that the family name meant little to the person making the quilt, or to…

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    Anxiously Annotated

    This post is regarding the AIDS quilt found at the NAMES project. This post is about my research into the relation between subculture and the HIV epidemic. Each question is related to an item on my chosen quilt panel. My research concerns the use of the quilt as a primary source. This primary source is analyzed and different subcultures are discovered within. These subcultures are then researched in the form of a research question via variable sources. These are those sources. Source 1 Source Used: Heger, Heinz. The men with the pink triangle: The true, life-and-death story of homosexuals in the Nazi death camps. 2010. Research Question: How has a pink upside…

  • Thick Description

    The Life of a Fox

    This post concerns my chosen quilt from the NAMES project and a detailed description of it. About the quilt The size of my chosen panel is 6×3 feet, which is the average size for a panel on the AIDS quilt. It is located on the upper left corner of the block it’s located on, it makes up the edge of the quilt. My quilt block has the usual eight panels, but what is unusual is that my panel has a front and back. My chosen panel is on block number 5959. According to the the NAMES project website, there are 5,956 blocks. My quilt is a new edition to the NAMES…

  • Classwork

    Renard the Fox

    Have there been boy scout troop leaders that were fired because they were gay or had AIDS? Does his nickname have anything to do with his struggle with AIDS? How has a pink upside down triangle been used as a symbol for the gay struggle? Keyword search terms Boy scouts of america,AIDS, pink triangle, foxes Notes for AB King, Joseph H. Jr. “The Misbegotten Libel-Proof Plaintiff Doctrine and the Gordian Knot Syndrome,” Hofstra Law Review vol. 29, no. 2 (Winter 2000): p. 343-400. “Boy scouts of America vs Dale” is the reason why the state cannot give its imprimatur to same-sex relationships or protect the coming out speech employees tenants…

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    Thick Description of Thick Panel

    The panel is 6×3, which is the usual size of a panel at The Names project. Located on the upper left corner of it’s block. It is positioned vertically, and laid out like a banner.  It’s block number is 5959. This Block is new and hasn’t even been put in the system yet. Just like a banner is has symbols on it, each part representing a piece of the person the panel is about. The name RENARD is in big bold letters between to dates signifying the year and date of birth and of death. Each symbol is divided by a cross covered in a cow like print. The print…

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    PSD and Quilt Questions

    PSD Rubric and Highlights Record your observation in writing with the goal of documenting as much objective detail as possible. double sided notebook” approach. record your objective observation of the artifact subjective experience of the artifact is important and needs to be recorded, too. The goal, however, is to cultivate an awareness of the rendering of objective detail as differentiated from other phenomena, like the generating of memories or associations. detailed essay “500 words” observe deeply metadata organized Research Questions: What is the significance of the rabbits in jimmy Finley’s life? Does the doll on Doug E’s panel represent a person? What does the doll on Doug E’s panel mean…

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    Primary and Secondary Source

    What is “primary Source”? “original source”, “first hand” Data authors generate themselves ( looking up information and finding correlations) What is a “secondary source”? Using someone else’s data it depends on how the researcher is using the source… Objective Language (Primary source description) Use “It looks like”. “It appears as though.” Photo in gray scale Blonde Female that looks to be in her thirties looks at something out of frame Picture is set in restaurant multiply coffee cups with the restaurants logo on it  are stacked on a shelf next to a joke urn that states “ashes of troubled customers” The theme of humorous items continues as you can see…

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