SPRING SEMESTER 2013
Tuesday, January 29 (Knight Hall)
We'll be watching a documentary by Ken Burns, Empire of the Air (Part 1), based on the book of the same name. This gets us through a lot of early history every quickly.
I know it can be difficult to sit in a darkened room for 40 minutes and not feel sleepy, but please do your best. If you have a laptop or other device and you want to bring it, you can blog about the documentary here. In other semesters, students have also used their computers to look up some of the individuals named in the documentary online, Wikipedia or elsewhere. Couldn't hurt.
If you do blog while we're watching, you might note the aspects of the documentary that strike you as important. You might also critique the documentary itself. What do you thing of Burns efforts to bring still photographs and old documents to live? What about his use of old film footage or music?