Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Weird Science" by Oingo Boingo; "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby]

Turn to your partner and smile: the two of you are now one brain with four legs. Your job is to co-imagine how your new, shared character would function more effectively in life with double the brainpower: What will you be able to do that you couldn't before? How will you think differently? What will be faster and what will be slower? Will your life overall be better or worse? Now consider the broader social implications: What can people learn from collaboration? If actual brain-sharing were possible, how would people use the enhanced thinking power to make decisions, conduct research, or respond to emergencies? Would brains steal other brains in a competitive race for thinking supremacy? What capacities would such "superbrains" have? What could a brain with 200 (or 200M) legs do?

1. Journal
2. Updates
3. Brain with 200 legs

1. Study for finals
2. Read "Brain With 200 Legs" post and complete steps 1-4. Please respond with a comment to the post.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so mad I was absent. "She blinded me with science" is the best song evaaar