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FEBRUARY 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Jan 30
DAY A


Jan 31
DAY B
Welcome!
  • Writing Prompt: What man-made problem that exists today worries you for the future?
  • Course Description & Class Guidelines [please read]
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
  • 1
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • JOURNAL #1: What do see/think when you hear the word paradise? What about utopia? Explain what you see for each. How are they different?
  • "The Garden of Earthly Delights Tryptich [a template for some our themes]
  • 2
    DAY D


    3
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve" Quiz
  • 6
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • "A Pail of Air" Quiz
  • JOURNAL #2. Passage Analysis. Select a passage from "A Pail of Air" to discuss. Write it out, cite, and explore its importance.
  • Setting, motif of cozy catastrophe, symbols
  • 7
    DAY A


    8
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • "There Will Come Soft Rains" Quiz
  • Leonard Nimoy read "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • Literary Pair Work
  • 9
    NO SCHOOL

    SNOW DAY :)
    10
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal Quiz
  • "I've Got a Secret" with Guest Raymond Kurzweil
  • IMB's Watson on Jeopardy! (2011)
  • Watson After Jeopardy
  • Her Movie Trailer
  • Movie Trailer for Chappie (2015)
  • Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL
  • Corning (advertisement): A Day in 2020
  • Futurscape: Computer Chips in Your Brain
  • 13
    DAY D


    14
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?
  • Humans Needs Not Apply
  • Last Days on Earth Technology Clip @ 16:45 mark
  • "The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet"
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Smart Watches (NPR)
  • Raymond Kurzweil's "The Coming Singularity"
  • Michio Kaku on The Singularity
  • 15
    DAY F
  • HW #7
  • "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" JOURNAL: Course Motifs. Select ONE course motif and discuss how it appears (or doesn't) in the story. Earth Abides, Adam and No Eve, Perils of Technology, Mad Scientist, Ouroboros, last of , cozy catastrophe, paradise...
  • HELL
  • Listen to harlan Ellison on YouTube!
  • 16
    DAY A


    17
    DAY B
  • Over break: please watch Black Mirror's "White Christmas" episode [available on Netflix or online]; there will be a quiz
  • 20
    RECESS
    21
    RECESS
    22
    RECESS
    23
    RECESS
    24
    RECESS
    27
    DAY C
  • HW #8 : Quiz on Black Mirror's "White Christmas" episode [available on Netflix or online]
  • JOURNAL #6. "White Christmas." What was the worst part/idea/concept of the film? Explain.
  • ONE IDEA: TWO WORKS in class assignment
  • 28
    DAY D


    Mar 1
    DAY E


    AI Excerpt Due (2 pages, single spaced, landscaped) printed FOUR COPIES for class: you will get 10 points for having 4 copies and 10 points for workshop work
  • submit REVISED FINAL draft to turnitin (I will only grade on turnitin): Class ID 14837810 and PW gokturk
  • Mar 2
    DAY F
  • HW #9
  • Intro to Time Machine
  • Mar 3
    DAY A




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