Category: Echoes

  • Letter to or from Future Self

    Write a letter to or from your future self in which you praise yourself for your imagination, resilience, and perseverence. Guidelines: Use a direct quotation from each of the following sources: 1. Churchill’s “Never Give In” speech. 2. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If—” 3. STJ School Song. Start your letter with “Dear…” and don’t bother with…

  • Lost Letter Encounter

    You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.

  • Gamer Poem

    Watch closely two people playing a board/video game. Write a poem about your experience.

  • DIY Radio

    Create a radio diary. Anyone can make a radio diary. Try your hand at making radio. Whether you’re interviewing a neighbor, or a grandparent, or someone you’ve never met, a microphone is a passport into their lives. If you or someone in your community has a story to tell, get a microphone, a recorder, a…

  • “He was terrified of small spaces and she knew”

    Write a short story with the first line – “He was terrified of small spaces and she knew” – and containing some sort of direct reference to each of the following:ædia_Britannica

  • Artificial Perceptions and Arbitrary Values

    Analyze your current experiences with some feature of the Interent using McLuhan’s ideas. Marshal McLuhan died in 1980. “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” Marshall McLuhan “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” Marshall McLuhan “The medium is the message.…

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    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.

  • Futuristic Story

    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…

  • In the Style of a Monty Python Script …

    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.

  • Newspaper Advertising

    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…