Did you miss the Last Session – What is Time? If so, here’s what to do. It should take you about 90 minutes. That’s what we spent in class.
- Freewrite – What is time? (and how is time known?)
- go beyond the superficial into the literal
- include: “Is time real? Is it merely imagined?”
- What are some expressions with time? Write ten.
- Can you group them? Ask a friend (who made the session) for help. How is time different in this grouping.
- Time personified
- Time as segment
- Time as point
- Time as fluid (metaphor)
- Moving Observer
- Independent Time
- [5 min] Discuss the differences: How is time different if we know it this way?
Consider the ToK Diagram: How is time known?
- Write your thoughts: include the role of imagination, reason, language, sensation, memory and experience
- When is time slower for you?
- Consider the role of logic: When you are rewinding video – it’s logical, right? Is time that flows backward illogical? Consider and justify in writing
I wonder how Einstein thought of time…
Read sample of Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams
Lightman is a physicist and author. Read the prologue while listening to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
- 3 May 1905 – Cause and Effect erratic – 29
- 29 May 1905 – Everything is in motion (106pdf)– 69
- Time flows – page 10
- 20 May 1905 – No memory (93pdf)
- 22 May 1905 – Time flows fitfully (100pdf)– 65
For each, write a response: What did you notice about that world? How was time different? How did the author craft the world? What did he write about? Include? Illuminate? How did time influence people in that story?
Lastly, write your own (20 min)… you may draw, create a poem…
Assume I will publish your work on the blog.
These are due by December 1st.