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Final Presentation: GIST to GIST

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For our final presentation, our group (consisting of Maria, Julia, Katherine, and myself) put together a game of Apples to Apples using terms and vocabulary from the course. 

Apples to Apples is a game of association and definition. Each player is given seven noun cards and a stack of adjective cards lays between all of the players. One player turns over an adjective card and it is their job, for that round, to judge the noun cards that are applied to that adjective. For example, I turn over the adjective card "Virtual." Maria lays down "Serendip," Julia lays down "MMORPGs" and Katherine lays down "Batman." I choose "Serendip," because I think that best fits the adjective (although Batman would be a close second).

Our group thought it would be interesting to see how different students applied different nouns to the adjectives supplied. How have our associations changed over the semester? Do any of us feel hesitant labeling or defining words after all of our discussions on labels and the constructedness of words?

The game in class was quick, and I think it would have been interesting to play a few more rounds as people got the hang of the game, but we saw some interesting alignments of nouns to adjectives. Our class ultimately called into question the nature of labels and definition as we expected. 

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