Class 2: Robot Game

As the robot I felt like I had less control than usual, But I did not feel helpless because there was no real thing stopping me from doing what I wanted to do. There were times where I just sat there doing nothing because my team did not have the appropriate commands. This got me thinking about how many commands are necessary for a robot to successfully complete any given task.

 

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This is an image of the Boston Dynamics Robot Atlas that I found on google images after using Label Filters.

Intro to Programming: Day 1

During the first Intro to Programming class we looked at the course overview and did introductions. The course seems to be interesting because it is focusing a lot on problem solving. This problem solving works into the course because programming is about understanding problems so that you can adequately describe the problem in a program. I was initially interested in this class because I wanted to expand my understanding of programming, but now I realise that this course is not focused on programming. During the two truths and a lie exercise Adish Patel three statements were 1. Never broken a bone in his body 2. Has gone Paragliding Before 3. Has gone skydiving before. His lie was number 2.

MacBeth

Act 1

Scene 1:  Three witches are meeting to conspire about meeting Macbeth (A powerful general for the Scottish army. The scene is a stormy night.

Scene 2: King Duncan and his party meet a wounded sergeant on the battlefield and he tells them about the battle. Then the solider is carried to the doctors. The Thane of Ross enters and tells the king that Macbeth has won. King says that Macbeth is now the Thane of Cawdor.

Scene 3: The witches are waiting for Macbeth. They worship him as Thane of Cawdor and as King. The Thane of Ross enters and tell’s Macbeth that he is actually the Thane of Cawdor. Hearing this Macbeth begins to think about him becoming King. Then they leave towards the King.

Scene 4: Banquo and Macbeth meet the King. The King names his Son Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth leaves after saying that he would travel ahead to prepare a banquet for the king.

Scene 5: Lady Macbeth is summoning evil spirits to her after reading the letter from Macbeth. Then she is told that Macbeth and King Duncan are on there way to the castle. She goes back to summoning evil spirits and Macbeth walks in. She tells him that they have to murder King Duncan tonight. Macbeth says they shouldn’t.

Scene 6: Lady Macbeth greets King Duncan with his Party of Banquo and the Kings Son’s. The King Continues complimenting Macbeth. They go inside to meet Macbeth.

Scene 7: Macbeth has a moment of indecision the Lady Macbeth walks in. He tells her that they will not continue with the plan. She gets mad and starts calling Macbeth a coward and begins to say that she doubts his love for her. This convinces him to go on with the murder.

Act 2

Scene 1: Banquo cant sleep so he is wandering the court yard talking to his son. They run into Macbeth who Banquo tells about his dreams of power. Macbeth says the witches prophecies have not bothered him. Banquo leaves. Macbeth has a Long Soliloquy about killing Duncan. The bell signalling that Duncan’s guard’s have passed out rings and Macbeth goes.

Scene 2: Macbeth comes back from murdering Duncan and Lady Macbeth is waiting for him. She tells him to go wash his hands of the blood then realises that he is still carrying the daggers from the crime scene. When he refuses to go back she scolds him and does it herself. She comes back and tells Macbeth that they have to go to bed so that people think that they have been sleeping instead of taking committing Duncan’s Murder.

Scene 3: The Porter lets 2 people in to the castle. The commotion wakes Macbeth. They go to wake the King. They discover the King is dead. Then they wake up the rest of the Kings Party. In the mean time Macbeth kills the two guards before they can proclaim there innocence of the crime. They have a conversation and before Macbeth tells them he has killed the two guards out of passion. Malcolm and Dolabaine flee the castle fearing there safety.

Scene 4: Macbeth is named king of scots because Malcolm and Dolabaine have fled and are presumed to be the ones behind there fathers murder.

Act 3

Scene 1: Opens to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as King and Queen. Banquo is beginning to think that Macbeth murdered the king to fulfil the weird sisters prophecy. Macbeth thinks that Banquo is a danger to him so he has him killed by mercenaries who have agreed not to tell anyone.

Scene 2: Lady Macbeth calls for Macbeth. She tells him that guilt of there deeds in over hanging there accomplishments and that even though they are now king and queen she does not feel happy. Macbeth tells her that he plans to kill Banquo, and when she asks how he tells her it is the knowledge that would corrupt her.

Scene 3: The two murders are joined by a third murder sent by Macbeth. Banquo and Fleeance arrive and the murders attack. They successfully kill Banquo but Fleeance gets away. The third murder kills the other two.

Scene 4: Macbeth finds out that Banquo is dead, but Fleeance is still alive. At the Banquet Macbeth has Hallucinations of Banquo. His guest leave under the guise that he is ill. He is going to the weird sisters.

Scene 5: Macbeth walks up to the weird sisters who are around a cauldron. They give him three prophecies that reassure him. He asks them to tell him more but they deny him and then leave.

Scene 6: After the weird sisters leave him Macbeth becomes enraged and runs off looking for them. The landscape changes and now it shows Lennox and another person have a conversation about how the suspect Macbeth killed King Duncan and Malcolm”s Plan.

Act 4:

Scene 1: Macbeth has been told that Macduff has fled to England. Macbeth says he will kill Macduff’s family.

Scene 2: Ross is talking to Lady Macduff trying to explain that her husband fled for a reason. Ross leaves. A messenger comes to warn Lady Macduff that murders are coming for her and her son. She does not listen. Murders come and kill everyone in the castle.

Scene 3: Macduff arrives. Malcolm tests him. Macduff proves trust worthy. Ross tells Macduff that his family has been killed. Macduff turns his grief into rage and swears revenge on Macbeth.

Act 5

Scene 1: There is a doctor in Lady Macbeth’s Castle. This is far after she has gone to bed. She comes out sleep walking. She talks about all the terrible deeds she has done. She goes back to bed. The doctor leaves after saying that he will not tell a soul.

Scene 2: Scottish rebels are sitting around a fire talking about where they should meet the English army. They find out that Macbeth is hauled up in his castle.

Scene 3: Macbeth is in his war room and is fairly confident despite the fact that there are 10000 troops at his door step. He thinks that he cannot die without the prophecies being fulfilled. The doctor comes in and Macbeth gets mad at him.

Scene 4: The solider’s are in Burnham wood and they cut the branches for Camouflage.

Scene 5: Macbeth is still thinking that he can win. Lady Macbeth commits suicide because of her depression. Macbeth resides to fighting to the death.

Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff gather and throw down there leafy screens. Then go to attack.

Scene 7: Macbeth still thinks he can win. A young solider confronts him. They fight. Macbeth wins and kills the young solider.

Scene 8: Macbeth is sitting in his throne thinking about what has happened. Macduff enters and proceeds to fight with macbeth. Macduff wins and when Malcolm arrives crowns him king of Scotland. Then there is a heated moment with Fleeance.

Reflection Post

Of the course of the unit my perception/definition of the words: racism, prejudice, stereotypes, and identity have been changed exponentially. At the beginning of the unit I thought that racism and prejudice was not present in my life, but now I realise that it is as present in my life as is speech because a lot of the time whenever I talk to a person either me or them make a stereotypical remark about a certain race, gender, and other defining parts of your external identity or what is above the iceberg. I say this because even though it is not traits such as race or gender that make up your identity it is sometimes what other people think makes up you identity. For example. A class mate of mine told a story about his or her mother experiencing extreme sexism and I realised how common things like this occurred in work environments (Did you know that there are more CEO’s with the name john than there are women CEO’s). This is one example of stereotypes and prejudice on a very high level.

  1. How does race shape the way we see ourselves and others?                                                                                                                                             Race shapes mostly the way others see us which in turn through society, social networking, the internet, and peer pressure  shapes the way we see ourselves. But if you disregard this process race shapes us by pre-determining are stature and success or at least this is the view of your average white person in the 1980’s.

  2. To what extent do our ideas about race influence the choices we make?                                                                                                                      They shape are decisions because sometimes race can either give you confidence and sometimes it can make you unsure of yourself.