This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Sphere Essay

523 words - 2 pages

Dustin Hoffman plays the role of Norman Goodman, a psychologist. He is a person who is brought to plane crashes to give therapy to the survivors so when he is flown to somewhere in the Pacific, he thinks he's being flown to the site of a plane crash. When he arrives, he meets up with four other leaders of their respective scientific fields. Beth Halperin (Sharon Stone) a doctor, Harry Adams (Samuel L. Jackson) a mathemetician, and Ted Fielding (Liev Schreiber) an astrophysicist. The four have been taken to a group of military boats where they are briefed on what's happening. Informed that the US had found something of alien architecture (a ship perhaps) down in the bottom of the ocean that had been there for 300 years, the four are taken down into a temporary "habitat" at the bottom of the ocean set up by the military 1,000 feet below the surface. Upon arrival, this "contact" team get into suits and go into what appears to be a door on the side of the structure. Mysteriously, the door opens and they step through. Yes, now, it appears to be a space ship, there are strange radioactive shielding on the insides of the ship and the materials the ship is made of is unknown to man. The group seperate into two. Both groups walks through various walkways and doors which happen to be perfect for the size of a human. This is when one group comes upon a metal container on the side which has...

Find Another Essay On Sphere

social media public sphere Essay

1248 words - 5 pages Through the emergence of the Internet, the last 20 years have seen a transformation in the way the society communicates with one another. There is no doubt that the Internet has changed the way the world interacts with one another on a democratic scale. Can it be said that with the emergence of the Internet, a new public sphere has been created? If so, is this new public sphere capable of embodying the theory that Habermas constructed? Petros

The Public Sphere Essay

1161 words - 5 pages The Public Sphere So many definitions are there of the public sphere. One can range from a scale as small as a township to a scale as large as a national government. In the earlier post-revolutionary days of the United States, just what the United States actually was and what it meant were still being defined. Now that the revolution was over, words such as nationalism and patriotism must be

The Sphere - Book Report

840 words - 3 pages The Sphere by Michael Crichton The Plot I find it hard to condense a plot of 370 pages to just a few pages; however, I will try my best.It all started deep in the ocean, a group of scientists, each one specializes in a particular subject, are sent down to the bottom of the ocean to investigate a strange finding. The project is classified - Top Secret - no information is allowed to flow in or out. It turned out that the US navy had run into a

Privatizing the Public Sphere

1603 words - 6 pages Privatizing the Public Sphere The privatization and fragmentation of space in post-industrial urban America is a widespread social problem. As society becomes even more globalized as a result of technological advances, the rampant spread of a privatized public realm is ever-increasing. Public space is needed as a center in which to bring people together to share a common place. It is within public spaces that public life unfolds and

The Public Sphere of Athenian Women

1970 words - 8 pages Women are often excluded from discussion when looking at all periods of history from ancient Greece to our own Canadian history. The lack of sources pertaining to women was likely caused by the traditional view that women are, in some ways, inferior to men. Athenian women are usually studied in two domains: the private sphere and the public sphere. Many studies acknowledge that women are consumed by the family and remain in the home. However

The West Wing: Characters and Political Sphere

1971 words - 8 pages being part of the political sphere. According to Hungerford, she believes that males are the only option for the role of the President. The masculine traits withhold the proper traits for the president to have, the control, power, and leadership skills to run a country (56). Even though women have broken through barriers, I think it will take some time for women to enter into these high status roles in the workforce. The next topic I would like to

Jürgen Habermas’ Idea of the Public Sphere

2247 words - 9 pages Jürgen Habermas’ idea of the “public sphere” is considered a communications revolution because it allowed for the transfer of information and ideas. This free flow of communication that grew out of the public opinion would allow democracy to prevail as it provided checks on powerful groups in society and allowed for critical discussions. Although Habermas’ notion of this democratic mechanism allowed for citizens to play a larger role in society

Microorganisms Inhabit Every Sphere of Our Planet

1752 words - 8 pages some members of the kingdom Animalia such as rotifers and planarians. Viruses also fall under this category, i.e., microorganisms but some researchers even consider viruses as non living (Rybicki 1990) (LWOFF 1956). Microorganisms inhabit every sphere of this planet Earth. They inhabit the most extreme environments where no other living organisms can survive. Such microbes are known as “Extremophiles”. These may include the following: a

The Sphere

904 words - 4 pages Nick Hamilton Mr. Klein 3-15-01 English Dead Poets Society In the film Dead Poets Society a group of young students are given a great challenge by a very special teacher. In Latin the word says "carpe diem" or in English it means seize the day. To me this phrase is a very familiar one. A few years ago I attended a football camp in Indiana where this was presented to me. At the time it didn't real me that much to me, but as I get older and more

The Study of Public Sphere in Modern China

3595 words - 15 pages is the process of public awareness, and at the same time, promote active citizenship into public sphere. Public sphere, in rhetoric, a place for citizens to express their ideas and opinion, are becoming an important concept in China during 1990s. The concept of Public Sphere was originated during 18th century by German scholar Hannah Arendt, with analyzing of the human condition, the origins of totalitarianism and the plight of the modern

Public Sphere and The Ideals of a Democratic Society

1235 words - 5 pages Democracy, formally known as the “rule by the people” is seen a form of governance which is ruled by the people, for the people. Modern civilization views democracy as an ideal, but many people forget that this ideal is very difficult to achieve. The creation of the public sphere, as well as communicative technologies intended to achieve one of the most important goals: to enhance democracy. The public sphere was created in order to have an

Similar Essays

Sphere Essay

1688 words - 7 pages Title: SPHERE Author: Michael Crichton Copyright: 1987 Main Characters: Harry, Beth, "Jerry", Norman, Ted, Barnes Setting South Pacific under water 1,00 feet under in a cylinder habitat.My name is Norman Johnson and I am a Psychologist. I am 54 and I am married. I have been called to a crash scene before to administer but this wasn't just any crash scene it would change my life.I was called out by the military to a site in the south pacific. I

O Sphere Essay

700 words - 3 pages PRODUCT LINE'S FEATURES AND BENEFITS THE CONSOLE: The bright fiery figure is the center of the O-Sphere body. The frame and sleek appearance give the O-Sphere a futuristic feel.On the functionality side, the O-Sphere stands more than ready for it's incoming launch. Along the front of the console are the custom-made USB controller ports. Thankfully, Nex Inc. chose for the more consumer-considerate four control ports rather than two as seen on

Sphere Critique Essay

681 words - 3 pages Sphere      Sphere is an interesting story about a group of scientists from different disciplines who are brought to a super-secret underwater site where the U. S. Navy has discovered a mysterious, glowing sphere. Although the movie was very interesting, a lot of scientific facts, it was just too long and there were parts of the film where I found myself yawning. I give the movie a thumb up for being the movie my

Jürgen Habermas: Public Sphere And Media Sphere

1297 words - 5 pages Habermas’ Public sphere: from the 18th century to today societies Public sphere is a necessary concept to understand our connected world. All the more today with new technologies, we are inter-connected and share a lot through Internet. Jürgen Habermas has conceptualized the public sphere as a place where debates take place and ideas are shared. It is useful in understanding our very connected societies. The question is to acknowledge