Com Lab Week 6 – Response to “Ecstasy of Influence” – Samantha (Moon)

The reading discussed cases related to influence as well as plagiarism. The author included many examples that are associated with the topic and analyzed them by referring to a range of values. And it seemed that according to the article, the influence got from the work of others and then expressed in the work may not be a bad thing and might not be thought of as plagiarism, bringing up really serious consequences. It is true that modern technology might have made the influence of things on various people spread on a much much larger scale and caused many cases of plagiarism, but a complete ban on any kind of (such as vague or uncertain) similarity between pieces of work could also very likely be an obstacle for different flows of thoughts to collide and communicate, thus possibly lowering the emergence of inspirations and evolutionary development built upon layers of thoughts. It is important not to plagiarize but it is also important to know how to learn things from various sources in order to move forward instead of bounding oneself in a closed enclosure.

Com Lab Week 6 – Response to “Molotov Man” – Samantha (Moon)

From the reading, it could be seen that nowadays, with the thriving of Internet as well as various functions of digital technology, it is very hard to make sure that things would not be distorted as they are posted and known by people, then spread to corners of all kinds of places, being deliberately or unintentionally revised. It seems that as the scale information could travel gets larger and larger, the information people receive could very likely be far from its original meaning and be value-accumulated through countless times of expressing and delivering process. Such a phenomenon should be paid more attention to as people are seldom aware of this fact, which might cause problems as there could be countless cases of authors failing to protect the original meaning of their work, thus possibly failing many other people and things accordingly. 

Com Lab Week 6 – Response to “Home of the Brave: Running After Antelope” – Samantha (Moon)

The podcast talks about “the Running hypothesis”, referring to how the idea was formed and experimented by the speaker and his brother. The idea of being able to out-run four-legged animals under the condition of high temperature first seemed quite ridiculous as it is hard to imagine human, with two legs and actually need twice as much energy to run compared with animals with four legs could chase after them and win the run. And the experiments carried out by the speaker and his brother also did not sound very successful in proving their idea. But according to what the speaker has observed through his experience with and his dog, the hypothesis could probably be right and it is in fact now held as an “accepted theory of human revolution” although almost no one believed that this is something scientific before. I assume that sometimes ridiculous ideas should not be completely neglected and although there might not be solid evidence to prove that they are right, there may possibly be evidence some day, revealing facts that are hidden in the shadow for long.

Com Lab – Comic Project – Samantha (Moon)

Link: http://imanas.shanghai.nyu.edu/~yz4133/ComicProject/Comic.html

Date: 2018.10.13
Collaborator: Andrew White
Title: The Chronicles of the Contact Lens
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  • It is an interactive instructional comic that teaches people how to wear and take off contact lens and it also includes some tips about wearing contact lens.
    • The comic mainly uses a story-telling mode to teach people how to correctly and efficiently wear contact lens. It includes different consequences of incorrect methods of handling the lens. What’s more, besides introducing how to wear and take off contact lens, there are relevant do’s and don’ts referring to aspects such as the length of wearing time, sanitation etc. We hope it could be a readable and interesting guide to help first-time users as well as regular users to better make use of contact lens in an easier and more guaranteed way so that life could be more convenient.

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Com Lab Week 3 – Comic ideas – Samantha&Andrew (Moon)

Our comic idea is about The Chronicles of the Contact Lens. The inspiration comes from the fact that there are actually a lot of people who have no idea how to wear contact lens and have fear for it. In addition, many contact lens manufacturers don’t have instructions with pictures in their products to guide the users through the wearing process. This is really not very convenient and causes not only confusions but also great difficulties and even pains for users. So we want to make a comic to somehow deal with this problem. The comic mainly uses a story-telling mode to teach people how to correctly and efficiently wear contact lens. It will also include different consequences of incorrect methods of handling the lens. What’s more, besides introducing how to wear contact lens, the comic includes other relevant do’s and don’ts referring to aspects such as the length of wearing time, sanitation etc. We hope it could be a readable and interesting guide to help first-time users as well as regular users to better make use of contact lens in an easier and more guaranteed way so that life could be more convenient.

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