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Here is the video that I showed on the last class. 

There was not a lot of audience participation needed for this one, which means I don't get to write about games in this explanation. 

Sometimes it doesn't show when embedded, probably because of the privacy settings, so a link:



The patterns that came up here mostly came from a lot of shuffling things around on paper and pulling key words (or things that were memorable) and seeing how they matched up. One thing that really stuck out was how nearly every writer in every section said something about binaries, although it went from binaries between genders to binaries between academic fields.

As much as this looks like a total rejection of Haraway's 'tyranny of clarity,' there is some use in seeing how things matched up. The materials on the course did often lead to one another and the syllabus made some linear sense to me. A lot of the time what we read would make a topic come up that would be addressed later, for example I was confused at Haraway's lack of physical evidence of concepts such as human-nature blending, but Barad's description of quantum theory gave a relatively good example of how things are applicable.

This is why it made me kind of uneasy when there were people asking why we were looking at Barad and why knowing the physics was relevant. I'm still not sure how exactly to say it, but everything seemed relevant in some way. I still think there was a really heavy focus on 'gender' though, there were so many readings in that section, I had more difficulty remembering all the important writers in the 'information' and 'technology' section.

There were quite a few tools used, but they were very basic and probably created for an older OS. The main time sink was getting Camstudio and Move Maker not to crash on Windows 7.



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