Colin McEnroe and his very intelligent students look at the Digital Revolution in media.
Yes it did to a degree. At one point I was going to ask about the empty chair in the middle of them. I doubt anyone could have actually sat in it due to the incredible amount of electromagnetic force generated by the two opposing forces on either side. To their credit, as I mentioned in my blog, I think that they performed in a very civil manner despite their differences, although Tim seemed much more relaxed after Dan left. One technical question: I don't seem to be able to link to my blog when posting a comment. Maybe I just don't know how, or is it because my hosting service is outside of Google/Blogger? I chose Squarespace because the original class blog (Go Blog Yourself) said to dabble, but I wonder if I'm disadvantaged from dabbling?
I think the family analogy a good one. Families are a breeding ground for intensely disfunctional behavior. The progressive party works from within the democratic party to change it (ie., bring it back in line with its inherent tenets). The Lieberman people woke up to the realization that they aren't invited to the Thanksgiving day table. Hurt feelings don't even come close.
I definately thought they looked humorously alike. I think the tension could not be helped, not because of their opposing views but because they're still in the middle of the campaign. Anything they give away could help the other party and any word could work against them. Who wouldn't be tense?
Wow. Before I read your post, Colin, that was the first thing that came to my mind. They sat side-by-side. No direct addressing. Also, it was amusing, as the audience, to watch the tiny smirks appear on each of their faces as the other one made provoking comments.Being new to this race, I found it interesting to hear from both "sides." Thank you for inviting them, Colin. But it was also remarkable that, while they are opponents in the primary, they are ultimately working to represent the same party. The are simultaneously on both the opposite and same side. The multi-faceted-ness of the election process is fascinating.
I thought the body language was as if they were being televised at a debate - always looking at the camera or audience. I did not think they were alike and I wrote about it im my blog. I agree with joeydee that Tim relaxed when Dan left. I wondered why they came to class. Perhaps they wanted to see the impact of the medium from more objective eyes than those they see everyday.
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