Detailed Revision Explanation

I have revised my reading summary 5. I have done this by adding onto the post to make the word length more acceptable, since my first edition was way too short. I went into a large amount of additional detail, as well as adding in some multimedia. The photograph I added represents the article well and enhances the points I was able to make in my summary.  I cited the photograph as well as writing an explanation below the picture of what it was and how it related to my summary. In addition, I added images and application of concepts to the categories as well as reading summary. I also added colors, image, creativity, unique, beauty, refreshed, and discovery onto the tags. This helps define my post before opening and reading it, as well as helping people navigate my blog. After completing the survey, I realized that I could have incorporated way more multimedia aspects into my writing. Being so used to a traditional English class, doing so was out of my comfort zone and I never pushed myself as far as I was capable of going. I will definitely be using more of those aspects in my future...

Color Walking Reading Summary

    William S. Burroughs This article describes an activity called “Color Walking”. The two authors, Phia Bennin and Brendan McMullan, credit the author William Burroughs with the creation of the concept in order to help his students to better analyze the world around them. This added an interesting new side to the article because, while I haven’t read any of Burroughs’ works, I have been reading a lot of  Jack Kerouac lately and Burroughs was a major player in the beat poet scene and plays a large part in On The Road . Kerouac even describes him as the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift“. The basic idea behind a color walk is to set aside a period of time and walk down the street looking for everything of a specific color and follow these things wherever they lead you. The things themselves could be anything; cars, clothing, buildings, etc.. to better allow participants to stay engage, the article suggest that one switch the color they’re searching for periodically when the one that they’re using becomes stale. The purpose of this article, as I interpreted it, was not to describe the activity in detail or analyze it but to give a brief description and set of instructions so that the readers can try it out for themselves. I almost saw it more as a manual than an article. The instructions given for a Color Walk are as follows: Give yourself an hour of uninterrupted time, no commutes, no errands, just eye time. Pick a color, or let a color pick you–follow the one that makes your heart go thump-thump. If...

What’s color walking?

In 2012 Brendan McMullan and Phia Bennin, write ‘Color Walking’, an article that explains an experiment called the “color walking,” on Radiolab Blogland. They explain and test out this refreshing idea. McMullan and Bennin write that a man named William Burroughs “dreamed up a tool to inspire his students: color walks.” The color walk is a walk that consists of choosing any one color that stands out and following it from “object to object” without any real purpose or goal. This concept seems simple and easy to comprehend, but in retrospect can open up doors for people who are observing the walk. McMullan and Bennin tested it out and explained their journey starting in lower Manhattan. They allowed themselves to be flexible with the colors they chose and decided to go with what they found amusing. They used diction like “led us” and “pulled us” that described what the colors they chose did to them. McMullan and Bennin informs readers that the walk helped them distinguish different colors with their own descriptions like “rusty orange” and “humble yellowly green” By the end of it, colors were stamped in their brain. McMullan and Bennin conclude by giving advice to readers on what they think they should do to make the walk a more pleasant experience. They express that time is important, and it should be done with no interruptions. They advise people to choose a color that makes their heart go “thump-thump,” which simply means choose a color that catches their eye. And lastly McMullen and Bennin encourage people to choose another color when getting lost, and the idea of...

My First Color Walk

Photo taken by Breanna Banks Here is a photo of the descriptions I gave during my first color walk in Tuesday’s class. This walk allowed me to explore places I haven’t been before on campus for example our theater. Also the walk pushed me to be more specific in my descriptions due to the fact that there are thousands of shades of the color yellow. Lastly I would say that it was most hopeful due to the fact that picking one color allowed me to really focus on one thing and this focus allowed me to do my job much...

The Color Life: Phia Bennin and Brenda McMullan Reading Summary

Radiolab bloggers Phia Bennin and Brenda McMullan put together a post describing how they came across the idea of a “color walk” and what this color walk did for the both of them. Photo retrieved from radiolab.com To start their post, Bennin and McMullan explained that they came across this “delightful idea” while working on a show that dealt with colors. They also explained how this idea was originally created.”Back in the day, William Burroughs dreamed up a tool to inspire his students: color walks” (paragraph two). Next they go on to describe what a color walk actually is.”Just walk out your door, pick a color that catches your eye, and watch your surroundings pop as you follow the color from object to object” (paragraph two). Following this description they give examples of their personal color walk and how it affected them. “We walked away seeing a world brimming over with colors”(paragraph three). At the end of the post they give readers instructions/ advice on how to conduct their own color walks. For example they suggest they you allow yourself to have a hour of “uninterrupted time” as well as letting the color of your choice guide you....

Color Walking Reading Summary

The article is about following colors that may catch your attention as you observe your surroundings. This was created by a man named William Burroughs, who did this to help his students learn about observing things to gain details and other such things that go along with observation. Someone in the near future decided to give this a try in New York City and was lead to  an array of different color that surrounded him/her. The author gives the reader some instructions at the end of their short anecdote on how they can g color walking wherever they may...
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