Project proposal!

1. What is the overall theme – color or synesthesia? (If synesthesia, what senses are you addressing?) Color of the painting

2. What Ways of Knowing are you addressing besides Sense Perception? (Reasoning? Emotion? Language?) Emotion of the painting.

3. To what Areas of Knowledge does your project relate? (Arts, Psychology/Human Sciences, Maths, Natural Sciences, Ethics, History?) Music

4. What is it exactly, you plan to do and/or investigate? I plan to compose a song to a painting. I will use the emotion that i receive from the painting to compose my song. I will use this painting

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5. What is your driving question? (should be open-ended, perhaps starting with “How do we know” or “To what extent”) How do you interpret art through music?

6. How is your project inherently about knowledge/knowing? it is about knowledge because i am using my knowledge from the emotion it gives me to compose a song.

7. What materials will you need? mac computer for garage band and a keyboard

8. Who could assist you / mentor you on this project? Mrs. Louie

9. How will you present the project to the class? Youtube video

10. Projects are due the Cycle of March 1 – how do you plan to manage the time for this task? I will manage my time by finishing the song by February 28th and create the youtube video by the 29th.

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Touch and sound blog reflection!

touch

1. Touch Illusions: This article was about how we can feel something even though nothing is there or after a sensation has gone by. My question: Why do our bodies do this and if someone was born with an extra body part and it was removed, would they still feel it?

2. Sleeping Beauties seek fairy tale love at Ukraine art installation. This article was about sleeping women who let men kiss them and the one who woke them up would be the one they marry. My question: Why would any person let this be the way they decide who they marry? 

3. The Body Language of Touch. This article is about the importance of touch. question: does touch change the way we look at things?

4. Kissing device lets you send a long-distance smooch. This article is about how they created a kissing device that can send kisses throughout the world. My question: Who in their right mind would wanna kiss plastic? haha

5. A Touch of Understanding: Gene Tweak Opens Sensory Black Box. This article is about how science people are gonna be able to make neural maps of touch. My question: will we have paper maps in the next 10 years or will they be gone forever?

6. 10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch. this article is about how touch can change several different aspects of humans, Question: How far does this research go and how far can we apply it?

Sound

1. Worlds Largest Natural Sound Archive. this article talks about the biggest archive of sounds in the world. Question: Why would someone want all of these sounds?

2.Music and the Brain. This article talks about how the ear reacts to different sounds. Question: Is the sense of sound just as important as sight?

3. The cocktail part effect. This article talks about how we can focus in on one sound even with many other sounds around us. Question: How did our brains learn to achieve this?

4. How does sounds affect creativity. This article talks about how sound affects creativity. Question: Would a def persons creativity lack because of the lack of this sense?

5. The sound of taste. The article talks about the affects of sound on taste. Question: What part of your brain does this trigger to make sound affect taste?

6. Beethoven’s Deafness may have influenced his music. This article talks about how or if the deafness of Beethoven has affected or influenced his music. Question: How could beethoven compose with out being able to hear?

Sound from Silence. This article discusses the research about the inner ear. Question: Why : Is a defect in the eardrum the only way you can go def? 

http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.article.asp?a=252

Visual Perception

How does our visual perception help and hinder our pursuit of knowledge?

I would have to say that our visual perception does hinder our pursuit of knowledge in many different aspects. While reading through articles and watching Youtube videos, i came across one by Beau Lotto which was an interview, in which he states that optical illusions are simply misconceptions. He goes on to say how we look at the world as once useful to us and that we cant see the world as it actually is. This really made me question how our visual perception does help our pursuit of knowledge.

Our visual perception does help us to gain knowledge with many aspects as well. In the same interview that i have linked above, Lotto says that we as humans have no direct access to the physical world. I would have to disagree with this statement because i think that all of our perceptions are our direct link to the physical world. How can our visual perception not be a direct link to the physical world? Another question i have is what is direct access to our physical world? 

While in class, we were watching videos and talking about relation ships and how our visual perceptions affect it. We were able to watch these on this link Science of Attraction. One thing that i found very interesting was that the more we see something, the more we will become attracted to it. They tested this by showing the mirror image of the person and showing the actual image of the person and asked which one they liked better. The majority of the participants chose the mirrored image. They then showed the same images to each of their significant other and the majority of them chose the original image. This experiment proved that the more you see something, the more attracted you become to it. Our perception can be altered by repeated exposure. 

How are our sense is manipulated by the media?

everyday we hear how our sense is being manipulated by the media. We read thousands of articles which give real life examples of how we are changed by the media around us. In class we watched a show on how models are shown in their pictures to be perfect by manipulating their features to make them look flawless. You can see this in this video. I also found it very interesting that we find and alter what we think is attractive based on what the media thinks and shows is attractive. This brings me to ask a few questions, How much do the media change our perception of beauty in things besides people? Is media an influence on how we perceive some things that may be beautiful? is the media really changing our perception of beauty?