Drama Journal week 1

Human Context

For the past two weeks we have been learning about several things that is important in drama. The first one is called human Context. Others are roles, purpose and status which is what makes up human context. We explored on how we can show the roles without actually telling them that we are a specific person. We would not only look at one person but we saw the relationships between few people. For example we saw grandmother and granddaughter talking about problems. The first week took roles because it is really important piece in drama. Not only that it was also the first week so we had learned how the class works. On the second week we looked deeper into drama by looking at purpose and status. Purpose is simply a cause of one another. If a policeman is at a donut store his purpose for being there is that he wants donuts. Purpose was something that is deeper that I thought because purpose can have variety of actions with it. If the purpose is a bit different then the whole act can be something that is not even similar.  

Last but certainly not the least, we looked at status. Status is simply rank of people who are in the act. For example if there was a boss, worker and part time job, then the highest status will be the boss, next will be the worker, and last will be part time job. however status was interesting and different from other things. Status would easily flip if something happens. So if I take the same situation but make the storyline a bit different then the whole status will be different. If the boss was fired the worker would be higher than him. Not only that if the part time job was son of the CEO he might even be higher than the worker.



The way we approached roles was that we would try to create a “character” in a role. So we would accept whatever the partner says and we started to create changes into the character. In class we would do many activities that helps us understand the key points better. One of the activies taught us how to accept any character that the partner gives.


In last two weeks we achieved on learning how to create characteristic in a role and character. Obviously we aren’t perfect at it because it is something that you can’t learn in few weeks. However I think we started to get to the point where we can create a character with depth.

I think that connections between characters and people and real life can be easly thought because many of the character we do it based on what people actually have done before.

Starting a new business

For first few weeks of the individual and society class we came up with ideas of new business. Our idea was to put pocket wifi and portable charger into one. We created MBWC , Multi-Battery Wifi Charger, which is pocket size and light. Our product is very easy to use and it has touch screen.

This product will be medium priced so anyone can afford it but we will get profit. We wouldn’t make it rare because then people who wants it might buy it. We will try to sell it to not only to young people but also to seniors who wants to start using devices. It is really expensive to set up Wifi router and it can take lots of time. In fact that can be the main reason why seniors don’t start using devices. So first we will try to sell it to young people and middle aged people. So we can have more customer reviews. After that we will start researching more and sell it to seniors. The whole price MUST be cheaper than pocket wifi and portable charger added together. For monthly payment for wifi part is all decided by the customers. We will make few plans and customers can choose which company they can use. We will be a brokerage company between the customers and the wifi company.

We will employ couple of people for machinery and for being a reception. We will set up our office at Yokohama because it has strong trading system between Asia. We will first want to sell it over Asia. We will keep our company really simple first and try to get enough money so we can first pay back the money that we got to start up the business. Then we can sell it over the world.

We will need substantial amount so we can buy the machines and all so it will be about $100,000. We will use these money to first employ people, then get machine, and to get a office and a small factory. We will get the some of the money from online by using online website. For example kickstarter.com. However I don’t except to get $100k just by online. So I will go to the back and ask the bank to loan us money.


This product has never have been made but it is needed because people don’t want to bring two things when we can make it into one. This is an innovative product because now that we can get two out of one, we do not need to waste any extra resources that we will normally use. We can cut down the amount of money we use and amount of resources.