Tesla's Week 2 and 3 Action Card
This post represents the recapitulation of our group’s work during the second and their week
- Watched the video: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Attended the video conferences on Wednesday and Friday: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Attended the video conference on Tueseday: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Reviewed and extended the project pitch: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Discussed ideas and the possible meaning of the visual presentation: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Researched on the basis of ideas: N., H.
- Wrote up the project pitch draft: A.M.
- Wrote the specific details and narration for the project pitch: N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Found the pictures necessary for the project: A.M., N.
- Wrote down the project pitch draft on the forum- N.
- Established communication with other participants on the forum and through e-mail: A.G.
- Compiled the action card- N., A.G., A.M., H.
- Wrote down the action card and adjusted it for Textpattern-A.G.
First, we discussed among ourselves in our group how we think the pitch should look like, what it should include and what we would like to focus on (searching for aspects of both Serbian and American cultures that are known to most people from other countries and cultures, as well as those to which only the natives are privy to and are likely to notice and understand). After considering our topic more in-depth, we realized that if we wanted to depict a culture as it truly is, taking the veil of idealization put on it by the views of the outsiders, we would have to show some of the less favorable aspects of a culture, while at the same time not taking away from the positive and appealing ones. We also thought about the structure the video would take, in what order we would present the pictures and the accompanying narration, and how, and if we wanted to include music in the video. Once we have completed our draft, we posted it on the forum for the other two groups, where they pitched in their own ideas, and changes and additions to our draft. Upon agreeing on the changes made to our original draft, we combined the ideas from all three groups and finalized the version, before sending the draft to our US colleagues via email to get their approval.
- Specific questions related to our topic are:
- What are some of the positive aspects of the Serbian and the American culture? What makes them appealing to the outsiders?
- What are some of the events which have shaped the two nations? Important historical events? Present day hurdles?
- How do the positive and the negative aspects combine to make what each nation is today?
- Research ideas/Key summaries
- The deception brought on by glamorizing a culture
- Cultures are equally shaped by their good and bad aspects
- Intercultural knowledge as a means of taking off the veil of deception that can be put on a person through idealization of other cultures
- Intercultural knowledge
- Deep culture
- Two sides of the same coin
We established a line of communication with our colleagues through the forum and welcomed our American peers, whom we asked technical questions as well as about their opinion on the idea that people can have idealized views of cultures; their answers further perpetuated our initial belief that people sometimes refuse to. Then we posted our project pitch draft on the forum, and once we further developed the project pitch draft with our Serbian colleagues on the forum, we incorporated their suggestions and compiled the draft version into a Word document, which we sent to our American partners via e-mail in order to obtain their input, since they expressed the wish to be contacted via e-mail for a swifter response.