Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 24

[Great job, Naiomi! I've added a couple ideas. DP]


Why is it that adaptations of literary works never seem to satisfy us? Discussion might include books made into movies or poetry converted into songs. What is about the concept of adaptations that either excite us or evoke a long groan out of the reading fans?

Alternate: what were your most powerful first impressions/takeaways from Jiro yesterday?  Mine were his opening thoughts, which he spoke directly into the camera:  Once you decide on your occupation you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to love your work. Never complain about your job.  You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill.  That's the secret of success, and is the key to being regarded honorably.

1) Journal ( I would prefer if it is oral because we seem to be more efficient and excited about it!)
2) Motivation and passion in "making sushi" - Continue to know Jiro

1) Post about the progression of masterpiece and find and describe your passion. April 21st we will have a conference with Howard Rheingold and the Digital Media & Learning/ MacArthur Foundation community.
2) Visit blogs and find the "best" ones (Not necessarily in terms of keeping up on school work, but something that gives insight into their personality).


  1. Continuing the conversation... When we read a book we actually like, the character starts out fuzzy in our heads, but then as we read more, the character becomes more defined in our imagination. It took effort to imagine that character. When you watch a movie, the character isn't fuzzy at all. He or she, on the big screen, is clearly defined. It didn't take our effort to understand why that actor was chosen. Movie people define the character for us. The actor that fit closest to the director's imagination of the character is selected. That is why I feel like we feel let down by a movie or an actor because we have our own movie roll inside of our heads of each actor that is cast and how each event is played out.

  2. After watching more of Jiro I see him being very troubled. There's nothing wrong with being passionate about your work, there's always room for improvement like he said. But Jiro is trying to attain something is paradox of itself, perfection. He sacrificed parts of his life in order to find the perfect piece of sushi, but he still hasn't found it at 85.

    1. I think he achieved more than what was expected of him, and for that I applaud him. But I agree with you in respect to the pressure her put himself in. He sacrificed many things to achieve something that is unimaginable. But then again, maybe that was his intention. Maybe he tried pursuing the impossible, knowing it may never be achieved, as a means to push himself to be the best he can be.