Read about Rabindranath Tagore. Read something from the writings of Rabindranath Tagore.
Read the Introduction to Gitanjali by W.B. Yeats. Read Gitanjali.
Write a post in which you explore the idea that “children gather pebbles and scatter them again.”
Create your own photo-poster from a brainy quote of Rabindranath Tagore.
Write a futuristic story in which you present your vision of life twenty years from now.
Read an interview with Derrick de Kerckhove, author of The Augmented Mind.
How will people in the future be “always on” or “plugged in”? What will “cloud computing” look like in twenty years? What “next big thing” will replace Facebook?
How many “degrees of separation” will exist between you and your friends, your family, your children, your spouse?
How will people use their imagination twenty years from now? Will they still have one?
Kerckhove says we exist in “the era of the tag” and “tagging … is the soul of the Internet.” What remains to be tagged in the next twenty years? What will the Internet be like in twenty years?
As of 2011 more than 2.2 billion people—nearly a third of Earth’s Human population—used the services of the Internet.
… the average UK employee spent 57 minutes a day surfing the Web while at work, according to a 2003 study
Will one of the oldest forum threads on the Internet still exist in twenty years? “I am lonely will anyone speak to me”?
Using a Monty Python script as a template, create a humorous dialogue in which one party is trying to accomplish a serious end, while the other is distracted by inconsequential details. Make your arguments as absurd as possible. Record your dialogue as a podcast.
Newspapers have changed considerably in the past 30 years, specifically in response to other media, such as television and the Internet. Using a recent copy of a newspaper as a resource, compare and contrast the advertising and visual techniques of the newspaper with those in other media forms such as magazines and the Internet?In what ways have other media forms influenced newspaper advertising? In what ways have newspaper advertisements remained unique?
Research articles written on the efforts of Red Cross workers to help the victims of
Write a post to convince your readers that human nature is admirable after all.
Select a photograph that has a special significance for you. In writing or in an a podcast, describe the photo in detail and comment on what it means to you.
Write a personal narrative essay, feature article, or short story about a time when you were faced with an intimidating, yet exhilarating challenge. Use imagery in your writing.
Write an essay in which abstract science is made both interesting and accessible to the average reader (Hint: Stephen Jay Gould, David Suzuki, Steven Hawking, JAred Diamond, and Rachel Carson).
Write an expository essay that explains a Canadian or personal “ritual” for foreign readers. For example, you might explain the ritual of the graduation at your school; traditions followed in your family on birthdays or special occasions; or customs and procedures surrounding going to a big game or concert.