[arcadia_group] Re: Video Quest and Related Others

  • From: Thomas Barrows <tbarro1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: arcadia_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 01:02:49 -0400

yeah whatever works i'm good with technology.

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 11:20 PM, William Robinson <
wrobin3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm liking the table idea too guys, that'll give a good physical
> representation of the themes of the play! as far as the poster goes, I think
> the windows are a good idea, and i don't think they'd need to be a
> photoshopped picture. i think we can go the cut-and-paste route if it's
> easier.
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 1:11 PM, R NOEMER <kevinnoemer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hey, if you guys want to use the College Park video, I definitely run up
>> there and grab it. I'll be up there at some point this week, so I could
>> definitely stop at the library and pick it up.
>> Also, I really like the table idea. I think it will really drive one of
>> the big themes of the play home for the rest of the class as they figure out
>> what the table is all about.
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>> Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 17:11:16 -0400
>> Subject: [arcadia_group] Video Quest and Related Others
>> From: dsince1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> To: arcadia_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> 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:
>> Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
>> Eden Prairie High School: Arcadia Web Contents
>> How is everything coming with everyone else?
>> Dan
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