Haltman/Prown Activities 2/15

What is an abstract aspect of Culture?

“Embodied Culture” is from the Haltman text.

-Norms “moral codes”






-interest/self interest



-How our panel embodies culture?


What are Multimodal Projects?

Is a conveyance linguistic, visual, aural, spatial, and gestural.

Linguistic: word choice,







Group C-

Mary’s: What’s present is the general description of the quilt, which is a foundation for a more detailed description. Its there to give the audience a sense of what details are to come. What’s missing are the nuanced details about the panel.

Stacey’s:What’s present are very detailed language, and the use of descriptive terms. The full name of the person is missing. With the name being absent you might assume that the family name meant little to the person making the quilt, or to the person the quilt is about.


Activity #2

Secondary Source Research questions.

-Who is Andy Lipincott?

-What does  Doonesbury have to do with AIDS in America?

-What is the significance of HIV/AIDS in Doonesbury?

-What does AIDS have to do with comics?




Ancient Crayon Conclusions

Ancient Crayon lets archaeologists draw conclusions

“ British archaeologists have uncovered a 10,000-year-old crayon that provides a tantalising glimpse into the lives of Mesolithic settlers. “crayon-like object”, is 22-milimetres long and seven-millimetres wide, an elongated structure comprised primarily of haematitite, although with some small hard pieces of other minerals embedded.” It was discovered by a team led by Andy Needham from the University of York in England, from a site called North Yorkshire.

“The lack of any obvious artistic or design elements to the grooves, the researchers write, can be taken as evidence that the object was periodically and precisely scraped to obtain red ochre. The pointy bit, they suggest, “might indicate the elongate shaped piece was used as a drawing and colouring tool, perhaps in a similar way to a contemporary pencil or crayon”.

“in the area have included beads and pendants, and a collection of more than 30 headdresses fashioned from deer skulls.”

  • The way this author is presenting this is sensational
  • 10,000 year old literacy; communicating or creating knowledge
  • Go beyond Haltmans tex
  • Compare& draw distinctions

Haltmans text Quote-

“While only some of culture takes material form, the part that records the shape and imprint of otherwise more abstract, conceptual, or even metaphysical aspects of that culture that they quite literally embody”(2)

* Objects carry more meaning than their face value. If you extrapolate from them or analyze them you can learn about the culture which they come.