Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops

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“Pop Culture is everywhere.  Zombies are the newest craze to take over horror culture, now that vampires have died down a bit.  The University of Baltimore is now offering a course called Zombie 101. Zombies were featured on an episode of Glee as well as many other TV shows.  The most popular downloadable content for a video game this past year has been Red Dead Redemption – the zombie pack.  Yesterday, the download “Escalation” for the most popular Game of the Year, Call of Duty: Black Ops came featuring zombies with plenty of celebrity guest appearances and directed by Mr. Zombie, George Romero. 

A)  If you REFLECT on pop culture, Why do you think America has this sudden fascination with zombies? 

B)  If  Zombies and zombie movies have been around for 50 years, how have advances in technology changed Zombies and made them more interesting now?”

C)  Even though Black Ops is already a popular game, why do you think this zombie download will make it more popular/less popular? 

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

 

For more info, you might want to read:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/26/black-ops-escalation-call-of-the-dead/

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

[READ AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OR YOU WILL GET ZERO CREDIT]

On an episode of “Glee” on May 18th, 2010, a handicapped student has a daydream about what he would do if he could ever get out of his wheelchair and walk again (Artie, in the red sweater vest).  In the clip he uses a flash mob.  A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media or viral emails.  The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts. 

A)  How are flash mobs a good or bad thing?

B)  How could they get out of control?

C)  Is this a good use of technology?  Tell me your opinion.

A “flash mob” pillow fight in Toronto during Worldwide Pillow Fight Day where OVER 5,000 people participated worldwide.

A Flash Mob of Pregnant Women Breakdancing in London

Official Michael Jackson Tribute FlashMob in Sweden

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