1984 - Download Free eBook The thing that he was about to do was to open a diary. This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp. Winston fitted a nib into the penholder and sucked it to get the grease off. The pen was an archaic instrument, seldom used even for signatures, and he had procured one, furtively and with some difficulty, simply because of a feeling that the beautiful creamy paper deserved to be written on with a real nib instead of being scratched with an ink-pencil. April 4th, 1984. He sat back. For whom, it suddenly occurred to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For some time he sat gazing stupidly at the paper.
Intro materials ColorVisionTesting | Colorblind The human eye sees by light stimulating the retina (a neuro-membrane lining the inside back of the eye). The retina is made up of what are called Rods and Cones. The rods, located in the peripheral retina, give us our night vision, but can not distinguish color. The cones, each contain a light sensitive pigment which is sensitive over a range of wavelengths (each visible color is a different wavelength from approximately 400 to 700 nm). Many people think anyone labeled as "colorblind" only sees black and white - like watching a black and white movie or television. People with normal cones and light sensitive pigment (trichromasy) are able to see all the different colors and subtle mixtures of them by using cones sensitive to one of three wavelength of light - red, green, and blue. 5% to 8% (depending on the study you quote) of the men and 0.5% of the women of the world are born colorblind. Protanomaly (one out of 100 males) : Color normal Color Deficient Dichromat In Conclusion:
6 News Stories to Connect to Orwell’s 1984 Big brother really is watching you. Today we accept a certain amount of oversight by government and business as a part of daily life. Students know about all the surveillance cameras that follow them as they move about in the world. Still, they can bring a skepticism to class when they read George Orwell’s 1984. Several recent news stories may make the answer to that question less certain. Someone’s watching Granny cook her eggs. Student discussion of the articles can be guided with these questions: What freedoms or privacy rights does the system affect? If students read and discuss several of the articles, additional questions can ask them to compare and synthesize the pieces: Notice that the targets of these programs are either students or senior citizens. Note that these articles would also make a great supplement to M. [Creative Commons licensed Flickr photo by anarchosyn]
Lesson Plan: Updating Orwell's '1984' Overview | How does George Orwell’s vision of technology and its uses in “1984” compare with today’s reality? How have concerns about privacy and freedom expressed in the novel been manifested in the contemporary world? In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of “1984” with those of today and create a treatment for a modern film, print or stage adaptation that revolves around current technologies. Materials | Full text of “1984,” computers with Internet access, software for podcasting and projection equipment, copies of the handout “1984” vs. Today (PDF), video cameras and film-editing software (optional) Warm-Up | Give students the following list of words from “1984”: Big BrotherdoublethinkthoughtcrimeNewspeakmemory holeOrwellian Students who have read the novel will recognize their provenance and should define them, as well as give a contemporary example of something that could be described similarly. What does Mr. Related resources: Technology 3.
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Achromatopsia Achromatopsia (ACHM) is a medical syndrome that exhibits symptoms relating to at least five conditions. The term may refer to acquired conditions such as cerebral achromatopsia, also known as color agnosia, but it typically refers to an autosomal recessive congenital color vision condition, the inability to perceive color and to achieve satisfactory visual acuity at high light levels (typically exterior daylight). The syndrome is also present in an incomplete form which is more properly defined as dyschromatopsia. The only estimate of its relative occurrence of 1:33,000 in the general population dates from the 1960s or earlier. There is some discussion as to whether achromats can see color or not. Terminology Color blindness can be classified as: Acquired achromatopsia (Cerebral achromatopsia)Congenital/inherited achromatopsia Complete typical achromatopsiaIncomplete atypical achromatopsia or incomplete atypical dyschromatopsia Related terms: Signs and symptoms Cause
Newspeak Dictionary Newspeak Dictionary Newspeak and other terminology found in Orwell's novel "1984", with some additional words which only appear in the movie. Airstrip One - Formally called England. This term demonstrates Orwell's distain for American influence Europe. It seems that Oceania (America, England, South America, Australia) looks upon Britain as little more than an ‘airstrip’ ... a launching ground into the European theater of war. artsem - Artificial Insemination - The government is pushing this method of childbirth as the ONLY method, to aid in the destruction of the family unit. Atomic Wars - The Atomic Wars took place during the 1950's. It was out of the chaos of these wars that Party emerged and seized control. Big Brother - Also refered to as simply "B.B.". And just like the gods of most religions, Big Brother is most likely fictional. But this really doesn't answer the question of whether Big Brother is a 'real' individual or not. "Nobody has ever seen Big Brother. Inner Party.
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Top 10 Drug-Related TV Shows (with addicting side effects!) 2. The Wire "Don't matter who did what to who at this point. Arguably the greatest television show in the history of... ever, The Wire takes the cops n' criminals genre and turns it on its head. Craving a new TV fix? Photo Credit: HBO
Scientific Writing Web Resource - Duke University Few topics engender such heated debates as that of active vs. passive voice. This argument is relevant to writing in general, but I think it's particularly so to scientific writing. Some writers speak out in vehement opposition to passive voice, others claim it should be used liberally. What is one to do? Everyone will have to make his own decision. As usual, I think the right answer lies somewhere between the extremes. Here's a list of articles I've found over the years that address the debate particular to scientific writing. Articles arguing against the passive Most scientists use passive voice either out of habit or to make themselves seem scholarly, objective or sophisticated. Articles defending or encouraging the passive Arguments for the active To start with, lets consider all the arguments that can be made for the active voice. 1. Active voice is shorter than passive voice (usually only slightly). 2. 3. "The test tube was carefully smelled." 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Arguments for the passive
Two dystopian TV shows to die for - Your Tech Weblog . I am a sucker for world-gone-to-hell scenarios in books, movies and television shows. I devour dystopian storylines and adore alternate-history yarns with worlds in much worse shape than our own. So two new TV shows have my full attention. One of these, “12 Monkeys,” is based on the Bruce Willis movie of the same name. The other show is “The Man In the High Castle,” based on the Philip K. But the new series are pretty good. If you’ve seen Terry Gilliam’s film version of “12 Monkeys” and think you know how the SyFy-network TV series will unfold … you know nothing. . The TV show has less of Gilliam’s trademark eccentricity while still conveying the horror of a world nearly wiped clean of humankind, and the urgency in time-hopping missions to prevent this from ever happening. Beyond that, I don’t want to give anything away. . As for “The Man In the High Castle,” this is sadly just an Amazon.com pilot for now, one of several put up to popular vote. .
A quick overview of the Hero’s Journey » Jordan McCollum Planning out a novel? Be sure to join my newsletter for a FREE plotting/revision roadmap, and check out the full series on plotting novels in a free PDF! Over the last two weeks, we’ve looked at two plotting methods. The Hero’s Journey is based on the universal archetype work of Carl Jung, as applied by Joseph Campbell. I first learned about the hero’s journey in high school. Ahem. The Hero’s Journey The story begins in The Ordinary World. Then comes the Call to Adventure. Normally, the hero isn’t interested. Fear doesn’t have to be the only reason for refusal—he may also have noble reasons, or perhaps other characters are preventing him from leaving (on purpose or inadvertently). Sometimes it takes a mentor to get the hero on the right path. Now we’re ready for Crossing the First Threshold. The bulk of the story comes in the Tests, Allies and Enemies phase. Then things start to get serious with the Approach to the Inmost Cave (can’t you just hear a booming, echoing voice?). The Ordeal.
Why Do People Use Drugs? How Do Drugs Work? People take drugs because they want to change something about their lives. Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs: To fit in To escape or relax To relieve boredom To seem grown up To rebel To experiment They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem. Difficult as it may be to face one’s problems, the consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. How Do Drugs Work? Drugs are essentially poisons. A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up). This is true of any drug. But many drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind. Drugs block off all sensations, the desirable ones with the unwanted. Medicines are drugs that are intended to speed up or slow down or change something about the way your body is working, to try to make it work better. Drugs Affect the Mind Photo credit: Alamy Drugs Destroy Creativity “I felt that I was more fun when I was drunk.