changing things up

Middle Ages to now, majority of people don’t encourage change. If its a new way to do something, or just an new idea about the world works. There has allways been fear, as well as curiosity based around advanments and change. Every now and then, someone breaks through the fear of new ideas and creates something that benefits our world. Without those brave individuals, we wouldn’t have hot running water, cars, phones, and basically everything around you!

To help you understand what im trying to say, here’s Andrea Vesalius story. He was a Flemish Physician in the Middle Ages who dissected human bodies that were hung. His observations challenged the work of Galen, a second-century physician whose theories were based off the dissection of animals. His advancement caused tension because it’s hard to believe what you’ve been thinking all this time, is wrong.

In PLP Humanties 8 we have been focusing on CHANGE, and “how do advancements and change cause tension.” You would think change is just something that happens, but long ago, it wasnt something very common until around the Rennisance era. It wasn’t incouraged and caused a lot of tension like I mentioned in the paragraph above this.

We did two projects surrounded change, which I will talk about. First, the notebook project. Our task was to choose a subject out of transportation, art and design, communication, defense, and medicine. I chose art and design because that’s something that interests me, in a group with Maggie, Daniel, and Lucas. The point of the project was to focus on something in your category that’s has changed since Middles Ages to Now. We decided to chose portraiture because it’s interesting how its evolved. The other point of this project was to create a keynote or book creator, that shows how it’s evolved in a book type style. We all split up the eras, Middles Ages, Renaissance, Industrial, and Modern Age. I got Renaissance, and focused on how the art became more realistic as humanism became popular. Everyone in the group had a era to focus on, but Daniel offered to the keynote. This was extremely helpful because 1) he’s awesome at making keynotes 2) the layout would look the same/organized. We all researched and wrote a paragraph(s), then sent them to Daniel to add into the keynote.

The notebook ended up being a success, and were all very proud of it. I’m going to insert the keynote here so you can swipe through it and see how portraiture has evolved overtime.

Next, the sales pitch. Basically, we had to create something that would impact our topic “Portraiture” then, pitch it to the company our product is made by (not literally.) So, the iPhone HD was invented. An iPhone with a canon lens on it. The reason we created the iPhone HD is because our goal is that every photo taken of someone or something, to be the best it could be. I’m not going to go into insane depth on the product itself, because we made a keynote that will go into depth about it, that I will insert it here. Our keynote was meant to the visual  part of our pitch, so I will bring the script into this blog so you can read what we would say along with the slides. SCRIPT

We were given steps for a good sales pitch, as well as watching a tv show called “the pitch” to show us a real sales pitch. This definitely helped us get a feel of what sales pitch should be like. No reading off a piece of paper, knowing your script and what your pitching. Also, having good visuals in the back is also very important. So, what who did we present our sales pitch to? The plan was, people who work at apple but that didn’t work out but even though we didn’t have that opportunity I still learned a lot of design, advertising, and how to create a sales pitch. Something to mention is, how we showed our learning for this unit was keynote. I learned a lot about the app, which will be helpful for when I use it again in the future.

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