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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
-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 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
-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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- Writing, Dr. Mack, develop different languages