Friday, February 3, 2012
Blog Post Assignment # 2; Mr. Winkle Wakes
The video Mr. Winkle Wakes, by Mathew Needleman, is about a man named Mr. Winkle who was alsleep for one-hundred years, and he woke up in the present to find everything different from what he remembered. He saw huge buildings that made no sense to him. He found himself in a hospital where machine's kept people alive. The machine's were probably the biggest shock to him. Mr. Winkle wandered around until he found himself in a school. In the school he found more familiar things that comforted him. He saw machines, but they weren't being used. There were student's being lectured to by teachers all day long, and the students sat quietly in their desks listening. This video seemed more of a slap in the face to modern education in my opinion. It implies that in one-hundred years the human race has made such incredible progress, but how we educate people hasn't changed much. So if we are so advanced in every other aspect why can't we make our education better with modern technology?