PhotoVoice Eagles With Cameras: “Project on Identity” Who Are We?
In our very last classroom session of Photovoice students had a chance to work on their collages and share their final thoughts about the project and their personal identities. The students also took a survey using their iPads and survey monkey. I thanked them for their time and effort as this has been a project I’ve enjoyed very much. Stay tuned as there are many future plans in the works.
PhotoVoice Eagles With Cameras: “Project on Identity” Who Are We? Session Three
This past Wednesday, December 4, 2013 we were delighted to have our special guest “J Sqwerl” also known as Jonathan Higuchi from the Internationally known Seattle b-boy collective Massive Monkee’s Crew. He gave a talk about his personal identity and the roles that creativity his family, and the city of Seattle play in shaping his identity. He encouraged students to think outside the box and really dig deep into their own identities to find something unique.
Students took time to free write and turn our session two brainstorms into actual sentences that they will use to create the artist statement portion of their projects. Some students would share their sentence and ideas with the entire class.
We Reviewed how to use the camera’s before heading outside for a mini scavenger hunt. We were able to take advantage of the weather and and allow them time to practice with the camera’s before they head out on their own.
Students really enjoyed the activities and hands on use.
HUGE thank you to Jonathan Higuchi for his time, assistance, and inspirational words. Thank you to Jackie for her assistance and to Diana for her assistance and beautiful Photo’s. Until next time. Eagles With Camera’s.
Police resorted to flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to move the crowd out of the downtown area of Seattle Wednesday night.
A friend from out of town emailed me and asked what this was all about…. My response… This my friend, is what happens when cops show up looking for trouble wearing riot gear! I will not deny the fact that their may have been some bad apples out there looking for trouble as well, but the march was for workers rights and immigration and that ended at around 7pm and was very peaceful. Who exactly did SPD protect?
What a tragedy! This was reminded me of the 30 For 30: BROKE episode in so many ways. Is this a story of being built up to be torn down, was he consumed with his image and by fame? Or is it both? While the media is notorious for blowing things out of proportion, regardless, I just hope he gets the help he needs. Iverson was a role model to many of us for defying the impossible. Arguably one of the greatest NBA players of all time in his prime, it would be interesting to hear his side of the story.
**Side note** If Iverson made $150 mill and still spiraled out of control, I can only imagine how many less known players fall with less money, with a much smaller name.
This article was a very good. While the man in the article made a ton of money at a young age in Seattle during the .com boom, he tells a story that will make one take a closer look in the mirror. I know when I get to my apartment tonight I will be looking around closer at the materials I have asking myself how much of it is necessary?
I am a firm disbeliever of the punch clock logic and common misconceptions from people my age that since I am 25 we are now somehow old, stuck, and should be getting ready for child rearing, settling down, and looking for a mortgage and a car payment. However, I hope to continue to pursue happiness, travel, take advantage of nature and what’s here in my own backyard, move toward better health, managing my money better and continue to educate myself through media, communication and most importantly life experiences.
I think what I took from it, was a personal look of how I could do better. Carbon footprint aside, I have to do a better job of getting rid of clutter, junk and items that I do not use that take up space.