DEITES/TECHNO-PESSIMISM VS TECHNO-OPTIMISM AND ENHANCEMENT

In art, gods and goddesses were depicted as humans, animals, or as humans with animal heads. They were further indentified by emblematic headdressess and they held in their hands a variety of scepters and the ankh, the hieroglyphic sing for life. Use the provided links and select one of the major deities listed. Then post a discussion board essay in your own words summarizing information about your slection. Include information such as when the diety was workhepped. which cities were dedicated to them, what they were the god or goddess of, what their animal form is, etc. Besides information in our text, here are some other linkns to get you started.

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Metropolitan Musseem of art deity list http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

http:// www.touregypt.net/godsafegypt/

http://www. hhc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptian/goods.gallery.shtml

 

Second Assignment

 

TECHNO-PESSIMISM VS TECHNO-OPTIMISM AND EHANCEMENT

 

Question A

Contrast Toy and Kurzweils techno-pessimism and techno-optimism.how would kurzwell respond to the kaczynski dilemma (this will require you to articulate and evaluate the dilemma)?

Question B

Concerning enhancement, is there a value to “natural human engagement ” with the world? why or why not ? if your answer in the affirmative, is that positon compatible with the views of the society and technology articulated in earlier readings? if your answer in the negative, how would articulate the problem with things like steriod use, which are widely regarded as wrong?

use at least two of this weeks readings as resources in your initial post.

 

NEXT ASSIGNMENT

 

ANIMALS AND DEITIES

 

As we’ve studied.animals were very inpirtant to ancient egyptians -some were considered sacred. While other were used for farming or other demesticated activities, choose one animal listed below and post a discussion board eassy about the animals purpose in ancient egyptian art. In your own words, describe what the animals represented, where they would be dipicted in art scenes, what diety it was associated with (if any) etc. this post should be two paragraphs minimum

 

use this links a hel[pful starting resources:  http://www.touregypt.net/

featurestories/asnimalgods.htm

 

BABOON-IBIS

CATS- LIONS

CATTLE-OSTRICH

COBRA-PIGGS

CROCODIE- SCA RAB BEETLE

FALCON /HAWNK-SCORPION

FROG-SNAKE

HIPPOTAMUS-RAM

HERON-TURTLE

JACKAL-VULTUNE

 

BURIAL ART

Ancient egyptian tombs contained art to help the soul transition from life to death and to help the deceased under death and to help the decesed under would-great care was taken to preserve the body for the journey into the underwood. long have and contrast modern day examples of burial art of the ancient egyptians. What art the simihanities and what are in differences?

 

student should make every effort to demonstrate in their responses that they have understood the assignent resnpose to peers should also be substantial and contribute to the discussion of the topic.

 

 

PLEASE FOLLWO ALL DIRECTION FOR THIS 3 ASSIGNMENT AND LIST THEM SEPARATE BY TITLE

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