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Watch Kingdom of Heaven and consider the following questions:
- What religious symbols are prominent throughout the film, and what was their purpose and place?
- Have you ever been in a conversation that was cut short with the phrase “god wills it”?
- “To kill an infidel is not murder, it is the path to heaven!” Discuss.
- How do you discern God’s will?
Consider other questions arising from class discussions.
Create a Film Review using the microcontent template (Dashboard–>Write–>Review).
I have too many questions. Only 49 will appear on the exam. Look at the list of questions students have submitted and suggest the questions that should be dropped. Additional or replacement questions can be suggested as well.
Oh, the essay question is NOT optional.
Recall the deal about the cookie swap we have planned.
The lyrics from K-OS’s, “Heaven Only Knows,” struck a chord with something we had been discussing in class about “mysticism.”
Discuss the following K-OS lyrics based on what we’ve learned when comparing Western and Eastern Mysticism.
Have a careful listen to a variety of current or classic tunes by a variety of recording artists.
Which artists demonstrate our understanding of Western Mysticism, which are clearly Eastern, are any a little of each?
Review what was said earlier about Plato and art. Discuss Aristotle’s take on the place of ideas and art.
Search for a thumbnail of an art work from the Louvre.
Have a look at this powerpoint file here. Wikipedia additional terms needed to answer the following:
Given that what we experience of reality is merely a simulation in our minds, then all art is a simulation of a simulation.
Is art useless?
In our engineered age, an age of HDTV, megapixels images, colour laser printers, virtual reality, 3D games, are we moving toward or away from art forms that Plato would consider more useful?
What is the future of art?
Can a form of communication, art, be enhanced to the point that it is no more than a mirror of reality?
If art is supposed to mirror reality, wouldn’t a mirror be the cheaper way to go?
Mirrors, we’ve talked about mirrors. Hmmm.