Today, we’re working on our first writing workshop to prepare for the response papers!

We’ll watch this in class today: Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From.

Also, last time when we were talking about the limits of language in describing mental states, I mentioned Hyperbole and A Half, a webcomic that talked about the experience of depression and the struggle to get the idea of one’s experiences across.  Here’s Depression Part Two, the section I mentioned.  Do be mindful that the language isn’t perfectly G-rated, if that is a concern for you.

Also, here’s a revised syllabus.