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My brief on Northwest Literature

A while ago someone said to me that they can’t help talking about Seattle and region but they don’t think it makes a difference to them when they sit down with a blank piece of paper. For me, on the other hand, this my understanding of my environment makes a difference when I go to the store to pick up a quart of milk.

Introduction

When humanity escaped the African savannah, it developed the need to understand its environment. This awareness was built by collective gathering of environment data in the construction of a conceptual model of their environment. In the similar way, social interaction between people depends on a situational model. Both of these models, environmental and situational, are combined into a regional model, which encompasses environmental and social narratives.

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Institution(less) Teaching

I’m very interested in how a group of people might use teacherless or decentralized pedagogical approach with its members.

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Identity and Landscape

With Ulysses — as with all of Joyce’s work (I haven’t read Chamber Music enough to know if it extends to this) but think one of his primary concerns is with how context (cultural and in so much as landscape is culture) produces identity.

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