In the final course period of this class, I would love to talk about the themes presented towards the end of Ms Marvel. Themes such as attitudes towards the younger generation as well as environmental change were presented in an effective way (storyline and aesthetics) within the graphic novel, which was great. I have to admit I have never read a graphic novel before Ms Marvel, and it never really appealed to me, so I was surprised with how much I enjoying reading it. I would like to know if my peers experienced the same thing.
Obviously, I would now like to say that Ms Marvel was my favorite reading of the semester. Since I just discussed that, my second favorite reading of the semester was the article Frederick Kaufman’s Debbie Does Salad: The Food Network at the frontiers of pornography. It
was funny and I liked the casual and accessible tone of this piece, but sadly I do realize this is because it is nonacademic and speculative. My least favorite reading for this semester was Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? by Nick Bostrom. I found this reading very dry, confusing, and filled with jargon. It was extremely hard to follow. One thing that did stand out in this reading was the concept of a many leveled reality with multiple simulations tiered within each other (11-12). I understood the specific concept, which is quite mind-boggling to think about existing based on my own reality, but it still seems quite a reach.
Next semester, I will be taking mostly art and economics courses to work towards my double major. I am also looking into an internship with a local public artist who has some pieces here at Trinity. Looking further, I am really interested in studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I do not know why it appeals to me, but it excites me and I really want to get out of my comfort zone. As for looking at possible COMM 2302 topics, I would be personally interested in surveillance because of how it factors into everyone’s lives, especially since it can be used for both and bad. This would stimulate a lot of critical thought and discussion.