Once you’ve watched the video and read the textbook blurb, do enough research on the recent “Gamestop/ Reddit Stock Inflation Incident” to have a basic understanding of the situation..
Once you’ve watched the video and read the textbook blurb, do enough research on the recent “Gamestop/ Reddit Stock Inflation Incident” to have a basic understanding of the situation. For part one, write one concrete and objective paragraph in which you summarize the situation using some of the industry jargon in a way that demonstrates understanding. For this section, you’re trying to be maximally precise in your language and express no opinion. (Can be any length.)
Use some of the same jargon and make paragraphs expressing your abstract opinion on the same topic. This will be first-person, subjective, and nuanced.
The challenging part. Look over this deliberately more philosophical, almost haiku-like definition of our vocab term, narrative.
1. Something happens.
2. It means nothing.
3. We make up a story about what it means.
4. The story we make up creates our reality, it creates our concrete world, it creates what’s possible and not possible.
Once you’ve contemplated this very abstract revision of the definition of narrative, try to explain the Gamestop stock inflation situation in terms of how “it was driven from theory into concrete reality through narrative.” Again, this is pretty abstract and slippery, so it’s ok to reach and explore in your thinking and don’t be afraid to be wrong.