8-22-11 Lecture Notes

8-22-11 Lecture Notes - 8-22-11 1/3 of material is straight...

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Unformatted text preview: 8-22-11 1/3 of material is straight from the book 1/3 of material is straight from Dr. Mack 1/3 of material is from both -Communication- animals communicate too What makes our communication unique? -We write. We preserve our communication communicating to a broader group. No other species preserves their communication, or teaches to a group. They do have mothers that teach to their children though. -We teach over time and distance. -We develop different languages. -We communicate across time and technology. -We make art purpously, and express ourselves through art. -We worship -We express ourselves through clothing -We pierce and tattoo our bodies -We scar our bodies (scarification) -We express ourselves musically and through dance. Beware: we are very tied to electronics and electronic communication. -Media is embedded in our lives. -In France there are cave drawings that are the oldest form of communication. 17,000 years old. In art form. -Written communication is about 6,000 years old. That is called cuneiform writing. That is using a stick on a clay or waxy surface using triangular marks. -Cuneiform began as a way of recording if you had paid your taxes to the king. A three way triangle indicated that you had paid your taxes. Eventually that triangular shape turned into an “A”. It did not begin as alphabetic. -Ideographics=cuneiform -Still today that is Chinese and Japanese. What other alphabets do we know that use alphabets beside English? ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course JOURNALISM 101 taught by Professor Barbaramack during the Fall '11 term at Iowa State.

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