SIX EXPERIMENTAL QUERIES
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1. Compose questions for Expedition Partners
Imagine you have the opportunity to select your partners on a learning expedition. You and your partners have the challenge to self-organize as a viable team and compose a system involving both computers and cyberspace to prepare a target population to survive/thrive a challenge they will soon face. You will have adequate resources in terms of your basic needs, computer hardware and software, and access to cyberspace. All your ongoing responsibilities will be well attended to so you can dedicate 100% of your life for one year to this worthwhile challenge.
a) Compose three questions you would ask your prospective partners most useful in assisting you in selecting them as your team mates. 2
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b) What three characteristics or competencies about yourself would you volunteer to those who were also selecting partners, for which you want to be a candidate? 3
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2. Personal seafing needs
You have won the seaf lottery. Three competent persons will be selected to seaf you in your personal galdee for one year. They will be selected from a pool of potential seafers and trained to perform as a viable seafing team for you in terms of your seafing needs. They will have adequate resources to do their seafing work for you, but will not provide you with financial support.
Compose a list of at least three personal needs where this team will seaf (support, enable, augment, facilitate) your personal galdee (growth, adaptation, learning, development, evolution, emergence). 4
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3. Most influential books
You are who you are, in part, because of the books you have read.
List the three most influential books on your life that you have read. 5
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Briefly comment on why these books were influential.
4. Computer History / Cyberspace History
Most people develop unique practices in learning to use computers and to navigate/utilize cyberspace; even those who have had some formal instruction. Most people don't know the history of others in their learning to use computers and cyberspace.
Sketch/outline a brief history or your learning to use computers and cyberspace. 6
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5. Pattern of Information Input
We construct our worlds from the information we input and process. When we interact with each other, it is often useful to know each other's information sources.
List the top five of your information sources in terms of their significance to your comprehension of the world. 7
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Estimate the average time (in hours and/or minutes) you devote to each source during a normal week.
6. Mental Imagery Diversity
Mental imagery occurs when you have a perception-like conscious experience but there is no external stimulus causing the experience. For example, many people report inner visualizations (some from memory, others from imagination). Others can hear inner music, when there are no musical sounds coming into their ears. Mental imagery is normal, useful and enjoyable for many. A few have unbidden and disturbing mental imagery. One can experience mental imagery in each sensory modality: visual (eyes closed and/or open), auditory (music and/or speech), smell and/or taste, body position and/or motion. Human diversity includes persons with strong and often creative imagery in each of the sensory modalities. Others have weak and poorly controllable imagery. Some people do not experience mental imagery in some modalities, or only very occasional brief episodes (most of the time imagery is absent and cannot be generated by will). Each person has a different mental imagery profile which is the strength (strong, moderate, weak, none) for each of the senses. People with different mental imagery profiles often have difficulties communicating. Night dreams involve mental imagery; but here we are asking about waking mental imagery.
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Place one ( x) in each horizontal row indicating your normal level of imagery for that sensory modality.
Visual (eyes closed) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Visual (eyes open) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Auditory (music) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Auditory (speech) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Smell and/or Taste Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Body Position and/or Movement Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( )
Were you previously aware of the diversity of ability to experience mental imagery in the human population? Yes ( ) No ( )
Comment briefly about your own mental imagery style.