[arcadia_group] Re: Video Quest and Related Others

  • From: Thomas Barrows <tbarro1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: arcadia_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 02:23:00 -0400

Hey Dan good work,
I like the table idea also, we could set up a table in class with all the
objects on it and describe the significance of each objects. I'm surprised
you were able to find the video i have been searching everywhere online and
my local library and couldn't find anything. Do you know if the videos
you've found/the one at UMD is VHS or DVD? If its DVD it would be much
easier to compile into an edited version, my sister lives in DC so there is
a slim chance she could pick it up but don't hold me to that.

And for the poster-just a thought- having the house split in two, instead of
having random pictures on the outskirts of the poster we could put them in
the windows of the house since windows sometimes represent time and such but
i dont know how that would really look. And did you want like a poster thats
physically posted together or like a photoshoped picture?

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Daniel Sincell <dsince1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> All;
> Dan here.  I've been locating some Arcadia videos, only trouble is most are
> at out-of-state libraries (as far as free copies are concerned.)  There is
> one located in College Park, in case we want to pursue that.
> Not that we necessarily need another idea, but just to throw one into the
> mix - if we want more of a physical presence for the video idea, this is
> from an article titled "Science in Hapgood and Arcadia" by Paul Edwards in
> the Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard (Hapgood is another of Stoppard's
> plays):
> "At the end of the play, the table has accumulated a variety of objects
> that, if one saw them without having seen the play, would seem completely
> random and disordered. Entropy is high. But if one has seen the play, one
> has full information about the objects and the hidden 'order' of their
> arrangement, brought about by the performance itself. Entropy is low; this
> can be proved by reflecting that tomorrow night's performance of the play
> will finish with the table in a virtually identical 'disorder'—which
> therefore cannot really be disorder at all."
> So, the table symbolizes an underlying theme, one of chaos/order (and
> touches on the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics).  I thought IF we go through with
> the video, and we are able to coordinate some of these things, the items on
> the table (tortoise, apple, book, etc) can act as segues to the video.  Or,
> if the video does not come to fruition, use the table as a stand alone.  I
> figure this could be an easy addition or perhaps a contingency.  I'll work
> on creating something a bit more concrete.
> Finally, here are a few websites with decent references should you
> want/need them:
> <http://kasmana.people.cofc.edu/MATHFICT/mfview.php?callnumber=mf3>Arcadia
> - Tom 
> Stoppard<http://www.complete-review.com/reviews/stoppt/arcadia.htm#links>
> Eden Prairie High School: Arcadia Web 
> Contents<http://teachers.edenpr.org/%7Erolson/ArcadiaWeb/>
> ARCADIA <http://www.sff.net/people/mberry/arcadia.htp>
> How is everything coming with everyone else?
> Dan

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