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Choose one of the following three prompts for this 4-5 page essay: 1). Cartoons and animation are often dismissed as child-like and simplistic expressions and reactions to cultural forces. Why did Marjane Satrapi choose to tell her story in animated form? How does stylization allow for an audience to engage with the material in a different mode than in live-action filmmaking? Using McCloud's concepts of viewer- identification and Segall's articulation of collective loss, chose specific visual examples to support your ideas. 2). In the Mystery of Consciousness excerpt John R. Searle lays the groundwork for a biological definition of consciousness in which syntactical operations themselves are not sufficient for semantics. In other words, being able to put together symbols does not
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Unformatted text preview: necessarily mean that you understand what those symbols mean. How would Searle answer the question "are any of the machines in Terminator 2: Judgement Day conscious?" In Searle's view how would the machine characters - the Terminator and the T-1000 - compare with a laptop? Give specific examples from the film that show whether the machines are or are not meeting Searle's criteria for consciousness. 3). Design your own essay prompt regarding one of the films seen in this class. For this option make an appointment to see Tara Knight by Thursday May 28th, and you must bring a proposal in writing to the meeting. Essays are due in your final section meeting of Week 10....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course CAT CAT 3 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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