Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Jeremy and Kellie's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .


Category: Fascinating
Theme: Deception


"How To Pick Pocket- Learn from The Experts"
 
 
VS.
 
"Pay Attention: Game 1"
 
What does the deception shown in the videos reaveal about our society?
 
 

25 comments:

Harrison Johnson said...

The second video wins. I honestly didn't realized all the changes or even one of them until they started showing us. It's super cool like mess with my mind. It reveals that we are really dumb haha, like if u can't tell that there someone going though ur suff while ur walking then ur just stupid and how we only focus on on thing and not the surrounding.

colin said...

I liked the first video better because it was cool how they were stealing from people without them even noticing, like that would take so much skill and be so dangerous, like you could get beat up so quickly if someone caught you.

I don't think either really show deception in our society specifically, like people have been pick pocketing for over 100 years and people have been doing magic tricks way before that. I think a better example of deception would be how people give false information on their social media when there's no real way to prove it

Madelaine Lapointe said...

I like the second video better because honestly, I didn't notice anything change except the money! I was so focused on his magic trick. The deception in the videos reveal how caught up our society is. Even in the first video with the pick pocketing, people are so oblivious that they don't even notice people in their purses and pockets! I think our society has changed since we were introduced to the mass amount I technology. For example when people are on their phones, it's so easy to miss a moment around you. I think our society needs to pay more attention to what's happening around you because you never know what could happen.

Rebecca Roger said...

I think the second video wins because it highlights how easily it is for our brains to be deceived, in a way that doesn't offend anyone else. It was really neat the way they went about it, and how really no body notices the changes in scenery when you're focused on one thing. You're so focused on tying to find the key to the trick that you miss what's going on around you.
The deception in these videos really show how oblivious we are to our surroundings, and we really don't pay attention to anything but the one thing we're focused on. The people in the subway were so focused on catching their train or getting to their destination that they didn't even notice they had been robbed. It's so easy now to deceive people without them even knowing, and that's probably why he have so much crime going on nowadays.

Casey Clair said...

Both videos really made me wonder, but I think the Pay Attention video won because so many things had changed and all I noticed was the money change in the magic trick. It's kind of embarrassing but also shows how our minds really focus on one thing or maybe a couple.

In our society, these videos really show how oblivious people are. In the first video the people are all so focused on their surrounds or the people their talking too or managing their own things that they don't notice when people are stealing from them. In the second video it shows something very similar except in a different way by changing most of the surroundings yet all we noticed was the money magic trick. It shows how easily duped we are as people.

Caitlin Graham said...

I like the second video better because I think it really does show how our brands can only focus on one thing at a time. I think both videos show how our society isn't very good at paying attention but in the second one it just shows how much around you can change if your only focusing on one thing. I think our society has this disadvantage because that's how we are taught in school. I think. I also think it shows that the amount of brain that we can use at a time is decreasing.

Carly Bretecher said...

The second video wins. I liked how it showed how much oblivious and simple minded we are. It was cool because I only noticed the hat. It was kind of mind boggling to think about how we can focus on one thing and one thing only.
Deception in our society is a reoccurring and sometimes not so obvious thing. The first video shows just how oblivious we can be. I liked that part of it, because if you think about it, you would always tell yourself that you would notice, that you're mind is more advanced, but really, would you?

Katherine Gursky said...

I liked the second video better, I was intrigued the entire time watching it. I had no idea anything at all had changed, because I was so focused on the money, and that scares me. I think the deception in the video was crazily unreal. I mean if this one video got me with not knowing anything going on in the back and changing around, it's scary to think what's really going on in our world.

Cody Calcutt said...

I think that one first video is the winer because it was how to pick pocket people . Do not do that because you will get the police put you in jail.

Ashlyn Erickson said...

I enjoyed both videos as they both made me realize something at some point. The first one showed me how easy it is for anyone to take something from you, and anyone is basically a target. And it was cool how the second video presented the idea that our brain only functions on one thing at a time.

I think both the videos are a good representation of how easy it is to trick people. Deception isn't really all that difficult in our society, we are tricked on a regular basis. It isn't hard for people to steal the things they want from you, if you're seen as vulnerable, people are going to take what they want.

Emily Pedreira said...

I liked the second videos the most, it's crazy how we get so focused on one thing that we can miss everything going on around us, and I enjoyed the way this was shown in the second video, it also applies to the first as well. As for deception in our society, it's sad to think that our world can be so deceiving, I like to think that they're is good in every person and this is not always the truth. If seeing positive in people is gullible I don't mind because I don't want to live my life being suspicious of every person I meet, that is no way to live. But I will try to be more aware of my surroundings. There is deceitful people everywhere but in a whole I think our society does not reflect this nature, I guess I have high standards for our culture.

Danielle Robak said...

I think the second video is the winner. I liked how they were able to prove that we focus on one thing and don't notice what happens around us. I honestly didn't notice anything that changed in the video!
This shows us how society really is. Just walking around we all think that we are focused but really we aren't focused at all. After watching these videos I realized how easy it is to trick or to distract someone to an extent where something completely changed.

Annika Slimon said...

The second video about the game definitely wins in my mind. It's crazy how much you really don't notice when you aren't looking for it. I didn't notice anything had been changed in the video, not even the hat.
I think the deception shown in these videos really shows how deceiving our society has become. For example when it comes to the video about pick pocketing, the fact that people in our society have gotten that good at it is a scary thought.
Or that people have taken the time to learn to do something morally wrong, and do it so well that people no longer even notice.

Colby Kiss said...

I think the second video won just because it's amazing how so much changed and I didn't realize one thing.. This shows how scary and sneaky some people in our society really are. The pickpocketing is pretty crazy as that could happen to me so easily.

Jared Courchene said...

I definitely liked the second video way more than the first one because it was a little more mind blowing and I thought it was cool how they did it.

The deception shown in the first video shows about society that if people are being stolen from they are completely oblivious, and if it's given back right away they aren't mad at all that they have been stolen from, but the one girl who caught them was clearly pissed. The second video just shows how large amounts of people could be distracted by a simple mind trick.

Bailey said...

I think the first video wins out of the two. It wins because I think it best shows how our society doesn't pay attention. They can have something happening to them and they don't even know it. For example when the different people were being pick pocketed they had no clue it was happening until the pick pocketer got their attention and gave them their stuff back.

The deception shown in the videos shows that our society is oblivious to the things happening around us. We only focus on one thing at a time and aren't even aware of anything else. People just go on with their day and aren't paying attention to the others around them. They had no idea that their was a pick pocket in their bag.

Paige Harrington said...

I have to say I liked the second video more, I found it more interesting and it held my attention better. I didn't expect what happened and I definitely missed all the changes,
The videos help to reveal how much of our real life could be a deception. If you can only focus on one thing or part of your life at a time, how much have you been missing? Both the videos also show how oblivious people can be, People are so wrapped up in their life they may not notice what's going on around them.

Kendra Smith said...

The first video wins from me. Is probably be one of those oblivious people that would be pickpocketed from. I would never notice. This videos just show how were in our own little world and can't focus on everything going on around us. I found it amazing in the second video that I never noticed anything change once.

Alaya Smeaton said...

I liked the second video better because it shows how easily we're deceived. i loved how they went about showing us that, in a fun way that no one can control or have any reconciliation of. The brain plays so many different tricks on us and i find it fascinating that we just believe it, how the eye and the brain see differently in a way. i think our society is easily distracted because of all technology nowadays. If we just paid more attention to whats going on around us we won't miss as much as we do now.

Alaya Smeaton said...

I liked the second video better because it shows how easily we're deceived. i loved how they went about showing us that, in a fun way that no one can control or have any reconciliation of. The brain plays so many different tricks on us and i find it fascinating that we just believe it, how the eye and the brain see differently in a way. i think our society is easily distracted because of all technology nowadays. If we just paid more attention to whats going on around us we won't miss as much as we do now.

Taryn Wichenko said...

Personally, I liked the first video better. I liked how it showed people how easy it is to get fooled by pickpocketing. I always thought that I would notice if something like that happened to me, but I guess I`ll have to reconsider that.

The deception in these videos show the one tracked-mindedness of people in our society. In both videos the people that were victims of deceit, were focused on one thing (First video was the people during their commute and the second video was the audience with the money.) Both victims were focused on one specific thing and failed to realize what was going on in their surroundings.

Shelby Yankoski said...

I will have to pick the second video because it tricked my mind more then the first I really had no idea they moved all that they moved. I did enjoy both because it really made me think how easy it is to pick pocket people. I thought I wasn't clueless and could notice these things. Deception reveals that it's easy to trick the human mind. About anything subject. How easy it is to change someone's mind or easy influenced,
and how oblivious we can be.

Ashton fogarty said...

I think that the second video won because it made me wanna learn magic. I think that this video made me realize what is potentially being kept from us a society and what little we know about our world. It also made me realize how gullible we are as a society and when everything around us is changed, we have no idea it was.

Braxton Anderson said...

The seconded video get the win for me even though I saw most of the changes that happened during the video (The only thing I didn't remember seeing was the tall dark model at top left of the screen).

What the deception shown in the videos reveal about our society is that we can easier overlook information that's right in front of us. Which has nothing do with intelligence but has everything to do with what our brains filter in information. If we as human beings listened to everything we heard,saw,smelled,etc. we would be overloaded with information, so we just process what we think is important at the time.

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