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History Major. Senior. GMU. Traveler. Astrology freak. Lover of Life. Let the creativity flow.

Final Project-text!

“I went to see the site. I had a general idea that I wanted to describe a journey…a journey that would make you experience death and where you’d have to be an observer, where you could never really fully be with the dead. It wasn’t going to be something that was going to say, ‘It’s […]

Posted by on June 20th, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink

Chart and Graphs

  The line graph compares the number of times the name Maya Lin and Vietnam Veterans Memorial was mentioned between the years of 1970-2008. The spike could be attributed to a number of factors, but through some research I have come to the conclusion that has to do with the fact that a the Three […]

Posted by on June 20th, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

June 18th blog.

  Takes a minute to realize it, but I think the wordle encompasses pretty accurately what the article  Maya Lin: Clear Strong Visionary discussed. In the wordle the words grief, vision, Lin, water, and image can be seen and it is interesting how it abstractly summarizes what the article was about by taking important words […]

Posted by on June 18th, 2013 at 4:54 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Better late than never…

A rough look at my Vietnam Memorial map. I’m working on adding pins of the names of the casualties on the wall.  

Posted by on June 17th, 2013 at 1:56 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Prying Eyes

It’s easy to be paranoid on the web, with hackers on the loose, identity thief’s watching your every move, and  more recently catfishing. When I evaluate my own practices on the internet and compare them to the articles that were assigned, I come to the conclusion that I need to be more proactive in my […]

Posted by on June 5th, 2013 at 5:24 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Faking My Way to the Top.

  Can you spot the fake? “Sometimes, the Internet can feel like a middle-school playground populated by brats in ski masks who name-call and taunt with the fake bravery of the anonymous. But sometimes – thank goodness – it’s nicer than real life.”~Susan Orlean Today I was that brat in the ski mask. Wiki can […]

Posted by on May 30th, 2013 at 4:21 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

And the Research Begins…

  In Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the author Chizu Omori from the Northwest Asian Weekly newspaper based in Seattle, Washington discusses the documentary based on Maya Lin and her life and career as an architect. Though the article is brief it discusses some interesting topics. Omori praises Lin for being a strong Asian American woman with […]

Posted by on May 29th, 2013 at 4:58 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Internet + Museums= Revolution of Knowledge?

Internet exhibits transcends the barrier of time The internet has created a new way for people to experience museums and public history. The example of the portrait purchased by the Smithsonian of George Washington is a prime example of how museums are expanding their audiences. A person who might have not had the luxury of traveling […]

Posted by on May 23rd, 2013 at 5:14 am and tagged  | Comments & Trackbacks (3) | Permalink

Historical Site

  The area I am interested in researching for my final project is the Vietnam Memorial. Three historical topics of interest are as follows: The actual design of the memorial. The design was submitted by Maya Lin a Yale student at the time and I am interested to know what made her design so controversial. […]

Posted by on May 22nd, 2013 at 4:39 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Is Traditional Pedagogy Gone or is it Merely Evolving?

  Since the dawn of time, traditional pedagogy has been a teacher centered phenomenon. The teacher an active character in the discussion and the student as a passive entity. Though this has been the standard for many years a little thing called the internet has been changing this traditional setup, and quite frankly it is […]

Posted by on May 21st, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (23) | Permalink