Thursday, December 14, 2017

Link to Intro & Outline

My intro is kinda a trainwreck right now, so I'm going to share the link to it, rather than posting my segmented ramblings here.

Working intro.

Personally, I'm more excited about the outline I drew up last night, so maybe this is a little more interesting to the viewer?


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Working Thesis Title

The (Trans)humanism of Young Adult Literature: Exploring the Shortsighted Nature of Transhumanism Through the Scope of Youth

Sources Galore

As I mentioned last class, I received a lot of sources from an unlikely person-- the pastor of my church. Every year, he does a series called "The God Questions" where he brings up topical issues in the world right now, and teaches the Christian approach to such challenges. My pastor is a former teacher, and a doctor, so I hold his academic opinion in high esteem. A few weeks ago, he spoke on transhumanism (imagine my surprise), and the idea of the "humanity" of AI-- and all during the service I scribbled down books he mentioned that would be helpful to my research. I spoke with him after the service, and he sent me four emails full of links and slides from his sermon, and I am quite grateful

Honestly, I'm not much of a planner. I think I know where this topic is going, but I could be surprised. I usually begin to sort things out as a write and, right now, I'm probably not going to get too spiritual with my topic, although the idea of humanity and humanism is deeply spiritual. Regardless, I think I will be able to use several of these sources.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Evernote library

I scrapped all of the research for my old idea-- see "Trash (33)," and reformatted my folders and tags to fit my new thesis. It's been quite helpful!

Progress and challenges

In the past month, I have summarized and written the bulk of my sections on  Extras ,  The Adoration of Jenna Fox , and  Feed . Although I w...