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Cohen Course Notes
* re-schedule Jackie, Letty, Ayesha next wed. – earlier/later?
* we’ve been thinking together this week/will talk today about “slippages,” all those unpredictable, dark, and playful aspects of our unconscious…
For the next two weeks, we'll be exploring play, as a particular mode of engaged in these less intended, less censored aspects of our experience
By 5 p.m. Mon, 9/21: fourth short posting, describing your childhood experience of play.
For Tuesday's class, read three short essays on-line:
Robin Henig, Taking Play Seriously,
verify conference schedule – resched letty
send papers to us on an e-mail, attached as word doc & with "Name2" as title; also post on-line, tagged as "web paper"--> not as attached docs, which aren't searchable;
--talk about writing these first papers: technically, emotionally, intellectually?
II. for today, we asked you to read Mary Louise Pratt's 1991 essay, Arts of the Contact Zone
I. welcome back! our avatars are oblique/evocative “representations” of ourselves, not what you will see in the class photos on BiONic, for example, and worth exploring for a few minutes, so...
Go ‘round and play “picture bingo”—identify your classmates by their avatars...what are you learning about them thereby? take a moment to get (@ least some! of) the stories behind the pictures
what did you learn? any surprises? was everyone recognizable? (needing back stories, more explanations?)
set up Taylor F & G, w/ chairs in rows, podium up front
I. WELCOME! first college class?
"read" the room: make some notes of what you see (hear? touch? smell?): walk around, describe environment: if short story, what about setting? what traces of history? architecture?
other details-and-organisms in the room...? pay attention to what's tactile and emotional, not just visual...