Betsy Gonder Podcast and Word Cloud on Chapter 33, Education of Henry Adams

This world Cloud brings out some of the important points of chapter 33 in The Education of Henry Adams as explained in the revised podcast. The larger the word the more it appears in the text. It is interesting to note that Europe, cross, science, nature and man are very large words. This gives a framework to the tension that exists within Adams’ theory of history in the progress of science against the destructive force of religion as well as science as bron  while, in Henry Adams eyes, Religion is man made.

Women in Henry Adams’ Life

To go along with my critical essay, which is about whether or not Henry Adams can be seen as a feminist, I made a video about some of the women that were important in Adams’ life. I chose to use pictures of the women and quotes about them so that the viewer could get to know the women better.

Devon Korhammer on Clarence King

I decided to look into the little-known double life of Clarence King. I made a youtube video where I briefly discuss how Clarence King lived as a prominent New Yorker and public figure and as a “black” steel worker married to an African-American woman with children. I also talk about why he decided to live like that.

Henry Adams-Harvard College Storify

Creating the story above required the use of two different social media outlets, Twitter and Storify. Having used Twitter before for personal use I was familiar with the process of “tweeting”, Storify on the other hand was a new art form I’d never tried before. Looking at the completed story now it dawns on me that I’ve seen many of these pages online before. My story pulls different quotes from The Education of Henry Adams, chapter 4 titled Harvard College. The subheadings draw on some of the main themes of the chapter and the short tweets condense the points even more so as twitter limits the user to 140 characters. This display of a summary gives a unique perspective of the chapter and could prove to be a useful tool in moving a conventional paperback book into the modern world.