Reading the Screen and the Book Notes

Dakota by YoUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES


What is your role as a reader in each text? What are you cast by the writing as doing, able to do, expected to do, come away with from the reading?
My role as a reader is to read as fast as I can. By the video/writing, I was able to read some of the words based off of the beat and the design that the YoUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES laid out for me. I was expected to read everything that they had there for me while listening to the beats and other music sounds, while the slides would change. From this reading, I think I was suppose to come away with the jist of the whole story, but the only thing that I could catch on to is that there was a girl that died young and was sad that she was being forgotten and then they switched to musical talents. It was hard to read everything that they had the way that they intended me to because it went so fast and there were different font sizes being used and the words would be in different places at times on the slides. So, the only way that I could read it was by pausing the video almost every few seconds.

Who are you cast as as a reading public - that is, What kind of mindset, values, interests, ATTENTION does the text expect of you as part of the the general public who reads?
As a reading public, I was suppose to have an open mindset and values, as there were some curse words used. I was also suppose to be interested in whatever they had to say. Lastly, the text expected me to have a lot of attention because if I looked away for a second the text that I was previously reading would be gone. I had to have a lot of attention in order to get through the reading because I would have to focus on the words quickly, as the pace that they set for the reading was very fast, and I would have to try to not focus on the sounds that they had in the background because it was distracting for me. I think it would have been easier to read if the sounds would have been them reading the text than other sounds.

Technology! What's it mean in this case?

In this case, technology is crucial for the whole work. Having the words of the writing separate from each other on the slides helped all of the words carry more meaning. Technology also let the creator add music with their text, which adds more to the readers experience. Lastly, technology helped the creators pick the speed at which they wanted readers to read and focus and how much screen time they wanted for each set of words. I think that in this case technology allowed more creativity and freedom with the creator, though they might have used the technology too much and made it hard for readers, like me, to read successfully.

Comprehension! What does it mean to understand or comprehend this particular text? To get what it's presenting?

I didn't really understand this particular text, but maybe that was their point... to say that life is chaotic? This reading presented dying young and a few famous people and some music. I got the topics that they were presenting, I just didn't catch the meaning of the text as a whole.

DOes it mAke you thinK?
This work made me think a lot. It was different from anything else that I was suppose to read and it was really fast pace. I know for me I like to read slow so I can understand the text and think about it, but this was rapid so I only caught onto small details. The topics within the reading jumped from point to point, so I lost the plot of it all. The different fonts, placement of the words and way of changing each slide hindered my reading and made me pause the text and read it longer than the creator intended me to. The text really made me think and I had to take it piece by piece to get a slight sense of what they wanted me to learn.



... and by islands I mean paragraphs by J.R. Carpenter.

What is your role as a reader in each text? What are you cast by the writing as doing, able to do, expected to do, come away with from the reading?
In this reading, my role as a reader is to be a pilot and navigate my way through the text. I am able to use functions on my keyboard to move myself through this reading. Some of the keys that I can use to navigate are Ctrl +/- to zoom in and out, Ctrl 0 to reset, the arrows or my mouse to move, and my clicker to hit on the islands and rewrite things. I am expected to read about each island and look at all of the different things being said about it. I am to come away with a better understanding of each island, though I had to click a lot of times to see more information about the island and I never knew when I had read everything because it just seemed to keep going.

Who are you cast as as a reading public - that is, What kind of mindset, values, interests, ATTENTION does the text expect of you as part of the the general public who reads?
As a reading public, I am suppose to act like I am a pilot and am learning things about each island as I go over them, as the writing is on a map-like background. I am suppose to be interested in everything about the islands and value the information, such as where certain words come from, or what the island looks like. My attention of the text is medium/a lot because all of the text is very detailed and filled with information. I also learned that I had to pay attention to which paragraphs I had already read, since I just had to keep clicking the island to find out different information about it.

Technology! What's it mean in this case?
In this case, the creator made their writing very interactive with the readers, which I liked. Unlike other readings, I could move around the screen and explore on my own. Right when I came into the page, the creator told me what I had to do to navigate through the text, which I believe is important because not everyone would have known how to work the site since it was interactive and there were things that I had to do with my keyboard to move around the screen and to read more information about the islands. Technology helped this reading become interactive and fun, where people could learn information at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed by the amount of text.

Comprehension! What does it mean to understand or comprehend this particular text? To get what it's presenting?
In this reading, I believe that understanding the text means that I am skilled at using the computer/technology (at least at following the directions that the creator provided). I think that it is important to comprehend and get what the creator is presenting to readers, because that means the creator did their job. I liked the format that the text was in, it was easy to understand what mindset, as a reader, that I should be in. I think that the only way that I truly understood the text was because the creator laid out instructions right at the beginning of their work (or right when I got onto the site) so I understood what was expected of me and how to read all of the information and navigate through the page. Without their instructions, I wouldn't have been able to understand their reading or what the site was presenting to me.

DOes it mAke you thinK?
Compared to the other reading that we had to look at, I barely had to think when I looked at this text. The only time that I had to think was when I was searching for all of the islands so I could read all of the information that the creator provided for me. I think that having the instructions of how to zoom in and zoom out of the map really helped me navigate through the map so that I could find all of the islands. If there hadn't been any instructions I would have been lost and confused, but since there was I could easily navigate to the islands and be aware that to see all of the text for each island I just had to keep clicking on it. Overall, this reading barely made me think.

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