FOR CLASS 8 — Tuesday, 10/11

Fillet brazing.

We will have class on campus! For the first part of class we will be in Gleeson 213 (the classroom on the second floor of the library with the colorful chairs). For the second part of class we will be outdoors, but we will stay on campus.

Bring a LAPTOP (if convenient) — you can also check out a laptop from the library. We will spend some time catching up on blogs.

Planned class activities:

Individual presentations (postponed from last week). Please review and rehearse your material. Important goals for your talk:

  • making valuable use your time (and ours)
  • evaluating and using appropriate evidence of different kinds
  • evaluating and demonstrating credibility
  • sharing knowledge about some aspect of bikes or bicycling in San Francisco or elsewhere
  • developing your skill in delivery (audience engagement, structure of presentation, voice, posture, and so much more…)

Thinking about Audiences and Communities (Module 3). I’ll ask you to write and talk about communities that are important to you and audiences you’d like to reach.

Impromptu Team Presentations. You’ll work in teams to explore theories of audience and advice about how to reach audiences as a speaker. You’ll present your findings to the class.

Work on blogs. Writing and speaking go together. Writing your blog is an essential part of the work of this class. We’ll work together to make sure everyone can post to their blogs.

Bicycle Fabrication. We’ll have a visit from a San Francisco bicycle framebuilder to talk about how bikes are built and show some of his work.

Class 10/3 – Remi

Here’s Remi’s post about Class 7 on Thursday, October 3rd. You can read the original post on Remi’s blog here: http://usfblogs.usfca.edu/remilevinson/2017/10/03/class-103/

Aaron and I took the muni to the ferry building where we started class today. We noticed that as we got closer to union square there were often cars driving in and out of the bike lanes on the road in an attempt to get away from the traffic. We got to the ferry building a bit before the rest of the class so we had time to walk around and see some of the food stands. Walking from the muni to the ferry building as well as around the building itself I noticed quite a few bike rental places as well as ford bike stands. After getting ice cream at the ferry building we took an uber to see the presentation which we ended up missing because of how bad the traffic was! The cars were hardly moving and our uber driver told us this was because of the amount of different construction projects going on in the area simultaneously.When this happened we saw again lots of people using the bike lanes to try and get out of the way of all the traffic which our uber driver did at one point.

Internships at SF Bicycle Coalition

man in a pink cycling hat using a pump to inflate a bicycle tire, smiling woman in bike helmet  watches
Pumping up tires as an SFBC volunteer.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has just opened applications for Spring 2018 internships!

More information on the SFBC website: http://www.sfbike.org/about/jobs-internships/

There are a wide variety of internships available — you can work with kids or adults, with graphic design or bike mechanics, event planning, fundraising, advocacy, education, or many other areas.

At the California Bicycle Summit

five students speaking before an audience
“Speaking of Bicycles” session at the California Bicycle Summit

Wow, you should’ve seen Sierra, Devyn, Malia, Jordan, and Ciarra talking about bicycle research with participants at the California Bicycle Summit.

We met State Senate staffers as well as staff from bicycle coalitions all across the state (the California Bicycle Coalition, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition… the list goes on and on). We met pedestrian activists and Caltrans engineers. We met professors from UC Davis and from the University of San Diego.

It was amazing to see the USF team talking about what they’ve studied and answering questions from an audience of experts!

Then we stopped at In-n-Out on the way back.

an In-n-Out burger place somewhere on Hwy 80
An In-n-Out somewhere on Hwy 80.

Event at City Hall! Let me know if you’d like to check it out.

On Wednesday morning, October 4th, at 10:00 am, I’ll be at City Hall to attend a public meeting on bike theft in San Francisco. The supervisor for my district, Hillary Ronen, has proposed a new rule that would change how police departments respond to bike theft and car break-ins.

You can read the proposed legislation here.

I posted this to Canvas as an “Assignment” — you can see more info on the assignment page.

There is no better place to observe public speaking than at a government meeting — this, in fact, is why we teach public speaking: to prepare you to speak up as a citizen or member of your community.

 

Slides from Class 6 — Tuesday 9/26

Illustration from Huff showing visual distortion of data.

In class today, we worked on body awareness and we worked on blogs. We discussed and revised posters, and looked at key ideas from the readings/viewings for today: Huff, Schnell, CARD, and Rosling.

We talked about ideas for your Project 2 presentation.

Link to slides from today, including links to upcoming readings and future assignments. Please review the slides.

And make sure to check out the crazy video linked on the last slide.

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