The Socialization and Mask Project was a very insightful project that taught me to look at people in a different way than I might have before. The main goal of this project was to learn how we were socialized different from other people and then to teach that to our guests. We looked at the agents and targets of identity groups. For our final exhibition we created a multi sensory maze like experience that took the person through the cycle of socialization. I loved this project because it taught me a skill that I use in the everyday world.
Over the first semester I have grown as a writer. I have started to refine my writing, something that I did not do before. My refinement in the socialization essay was a key part of how it flowed together. I also in a way “discovered” the way of writing a TEA (topic, evidence, analyze) paragraph/essay. The TEA model of writing is a good way to keep my writing organized. My topic paragraph is the one below. RED=Topic GREEN=Evidence BLUE=Analyze Socialization makes us human. Sure there are other factors but it plays a major role in what we believe. We learn these things from agents, people, media, peers and teachers that affect the way we interact with in society. There are also agents and targets of identity groups like race, class, gender, ability, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion. The agent is the group that in societies eye is the superior and targets are considered less superior. When we see an example of someone not being socialized, it can be shocking. A wild child is what the media calls a kid that has not been socialized. In the case of Genie, a “Wild child” who had been caged in a room alone for more than 10 years in Los Angeles. When Genie was found she was 13 years old, but by the way she acted she seemed more like an infant. She was barely able to walk, not able to talk and acted like an animal. Genie teaches us how key socialization is in the early parts of life and that if not socialized then the effects are irreversible. From my peers, my family and media, I have been socialized, I have seen my race be terrible to other races, and seen how my economic class is superior to the rest. This paragraph shows my understanding of the model of a TEA paragraph. After finishing a project there are always a couple key points that stick with you. From this project the two big main takeaways that I gained are. One that everyone is socialized to see the world in a different way based on their identity groups and that they have no choice. This was an important thing to learn because it teaches us how we are different. Second is that the cycle of socialization is not all negative even if that is mainly the side we focused on. We learn these things from agents, people, media, peers and teachers that affect the way we interact with in society. There are also agents and targets of identity groups like race, class, gender, ability, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion. In the last Humanities project we had a lot of group work to create a final product. In group ever on brings different skills to the table, I bring leadership and critical-thinking to a group dynamic. On the other side of that people like me have weaknesses, mine main weaknesses are opened-mindedness and creative thinking. We set goals to become better with theses. I have become better about creative thinking and I am a little bit more opened-minded but I still have a lot of room to improve. I have started to become more of a creative thinking. I think this shows in digital art where I have to come up with creative ideas for my projects. As a group member I took the initiative to get what had to be done. I created the supposed list, printed out the words for our exhibit and went to the store to get the supplies we needed. I would have graded my effort for this project at a 9.5/10, I give myself that because I put in a lot of effort for the group so we could succeed in our mission to create a breathtaking multisensory experience.