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It also makes me think of Krug - issues pertaining to usability, navigation, conventions. I didn't have to navigate this text because I was just a passenger, but I still had to understand the conventions being used, and it forced me to think.
The way it made me think was to think at a pace I wasn't able to keep up with. It forced me. It was an adrenaline rush - like a fight to survive.


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=== Some questions to consider in the (required) notes===
- 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 for this text was silent audience with no control. As a reader, I am able to react (when big, bold print F-word comes across the screen), recoil when sexually explicit text is on the screen, lean in when the words fade and shrink beyond what my vision is capable of seeing... to sum up. I am not in control, but I am invited to engage. Almost forced to. As a reader, I came away with the feeling that I had to watch it again.
- 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 the general public, I think it's expected that the reader will be comfortable enough with literature to not be intimidated by the fact that you're not going to get it all the first time - or maybe even after several viewings/readings. Some of the words just go by too quickly. You are expected to pay attention - I'd say close attention, but not so much as a way to track the plot from beginning to end, but as a way of collecting bits and pieces and finding some connections as you go.
- Technology! What's it mean in this case?
*The use of technology was interesting in this case. The beginning replicates old cinema with the countdown and the fading black to gray screens before the text appears. The unpredictable pacing of the text, the constant fluctuations of font size and words per screen, the drums and singing in the background is all designed for us, but we as users of the technology are just asked to passively sit and take it in. The mind is engaged, but there's no technological interaction.
- Comprehension! What does it mean to //understand// or //comprehend// this particular text? To //get// what it's //presenting?//
*This text was like poetry, prose, music, fiction, memoir, film. For such a short and unique piece, I was surprised at how much of a visual it created in my head. I don't have a really strong sense of the storyline, especially towards the end, but I do have very vivid pictures in my mind of the characters in the convertible, spilling out their guts in the parking lot ---
- DOes it mAke you thinK?
* It definitely made me think. And it made me use the tools I had to help me. I watched it on the ipad. So, the second time around, I tried to go back, pause, re-read, pause... especially during the rapid sequences of text. I had to look things up on Google to figure out who the names belonged to.


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A group of people are heading out on a ride in a car - warm sun, beer in the trunk, to a seems to be deserted and depressed reservation. "a place that Cindy would have hated." We've been introduced to Cindy - because we know the group is in her brother's car, but we wonder... what happened to Cindy? They pull into parking spaces and drink their beer and eat sandwiches and talk trash and lament their label of the lost youth - dying young - getting old fast - Then they get to the pain of losing a friend, another member of the gang and some girl, both shot. The pain leads him drink more, break the beer bottles, cry and vomit...the emotions are raw... he starts to say crude things about his boss and his boss's wife - and then Elvis shows up like some sort of savior, singing some song. Then he seems to be crying now - about someone named Elie who was killed. Same person he was talking about before? They brought him back to Cindy's all beat up, but it was too late. He died. But this guy didn't go to his funeral. He begins talking to Elie - but I think Elie is the one who died, so it's probably just a vision --- unless I missed something --- totally possible--- it's all moving so quickly. Elie blames them for not helping, not caring, not even remembering him at his funeral... criticizes them for wallowing in self-pity when he's the one who died young. The guy's mom shows up, but then goes away, and Elvis shows up again, and this time, he gives advice to the guy. Then mom comes back... by the end, I am confused because it seems to be in Korea, commenting on the lives of Korean business men...
===Discoveries===
What is Buhaina? And Who is Art Blakey? - - Okay - Buhaina is the album title of Jazz musician Art Blakey. The album came out in 1973 - a date mentioned in the story. Donald Byrd? - Jazz trumpeter. Ray Bryant? - A Jazz pianist.
What is BN/4005/v.2? -- The answer to this led me to an interesting find. A [[https://books.google.com/books?id=U0eHCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA199&lpg=PA199&dq=BN/4005/v.2&source=bl&ots=Iz_wSNvUUm&sig=HOzE6j9DHH_kFacIryavoE7cVxk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1mp_v0trZAhVJHGMKHZdJDCAQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=BN%2F4005%2Fv.2&f=false||chapter in a book called the Thresholds of Listening]]. In chapter 11 (partially produced for free on Google), the author analyzes Dakota. The chapter was dense, and I didn't get it all, but here were my main take-aways.
1) I guess this piece is actually a remake of Homer's The Odyssey which was remade by Ezra Pound in Cantos. The author shows an interesting construction of the the parallels. I wish I had found this sooner because the text for Dakota is replicated, and it would have made my second viewing experience easier.
1) The piece can be categorized as performance poetry - and the author compares it to listening to jazz music. This makes sense of the jazz references. The author compares reading Dakota to listening.
==Reflections==
I agree with the author, [[https://books.google.com/books?id=U0eHCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA199&lpg=PA199&dq=BN/4005/v.2&source=bl&ots=Iz_wSNvUUm&sig=HOzE6j9DHH_kFacIryavoE7cVxk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1mp_v0trZAhVJHGMKHZdJDCAQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=BN%2F4005%2Fv.2&f=false||Kiene Wurth]], that reading this piece was more like listening. Not just because of the music in the background, but because of the lack of control I had on when or how I read the text. When it happened fast, I had to read fast, when it was slow, I had to read slow. When it was repeated, it was like a rhythm... when it faded into the background, it got quieter, when it was big on the screen, it got louder. The voice in my mind responded to these conventions of pacing, volume, rhythm...
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A group of people are heading out on a ride in a car - warm sun, beer in the trunk, to a seems to be deserted and depressed reservation. "a place that Cindy would have hated." We've been introduced to Cindy - because we know the group is in her brother's car, but we wonder... what happened to Cindy? They pull into parking spaces and drink their beer and eat sandwiches and talk trash and lament their label of the lost youth - dying young - getting old fast - Then they get to the pain of losing a friend, another member of the gang and some girl, both shot. The pain leads him drink more, break the beer bottles, cry and vomit...the emotions are raw... he starts to say crude things about his boss and his boss's wife - and then Elvis shows up like some sort of savior, singing some song. Then he seems to be crying now - about someone named Elie who was killed. Same person he was talking about before? They brought him back to Cindy's all beat up, but it was too late. He died. But this guy didn't go to his funeral. He begins talking to Elie - but I think Elie is the one who died, so it's probably just a vision --- unless I missed something --- totally possible--- it's all moving so quickly. Elie blames them for not helping, not caring, not even remembering him at his funeral... criticizes them for wallowing in self-pity when he's the one who died young. The guy's mom shows up, but then goes away, and Elvis shows up again, and this time, he gives advice to the guy. Then mom comes back...
What is Buhaina? And Who is Art Blakey? - - Okay - Buhaina is the album title of Jazz musician Art Blakey. The album came out in 1973 - a date mentioned in the story. Donald Byrd? - Jazz trumpeter. Ray Bryant? - A Jazz pianist. BN/4005/v.2


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Edited on 2018-03-07 08:39:52 by BonnieRobinson
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The countdown - ramps up the suspense.
A group of people are heading out on a ride in a car - warm sun, beer in the trunk, to a seems to be deserted and depressed reservation. "a place that Cindy would have hated." We've been introduced to Cindy - because we know the group is in her brother's car, but we wonder... what happened to Cindy? They pull into parking spaces and drink their beer and eat sandwiches and talk trash and lament their label of the lost youth - dying young - getting old fast - Then they get to the pain of losing a friend, another member of the gang and some girl, both shot. The pain leads him drink more, break the beer bottles, cry and vomit...the emotions are raw... he starts to say crude things about his boss and his boss's wife - and then Elvis shows up like some sort of savior, singing some song. Then he seems to be crying now - about someone named Elie who was killed. Same person he was talking about before? They brought him back to Cindy's all beat up, but it was too late. He died. But this guy didn't go to his funeral. He begins talking to Elie - but I think Elie is the one who died, so it's probably just a vision --- unless I missed something --- totally possible--- it's all moving so quickly. Elie blames them for not helping, not caring, not even remembering him at his funeral... criticizes them for wallowing in self-pity when he's the one who died young. The guy's mom shows up, but then goes away, and Elvis shows up again, and this time, he gives advice to the guy. Then mom comes back...
What is Buhaina? And Who is Art Blakey? - - Okay - Buhaina is the album title of Jazz musician Art Blakey. The album came out in 1973 - a date mentioned in the story. Donald Byrd? - Jazz trumpeter. Ray Bryant? - A Jazz pianist. BN/4005/v.2


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