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Video: Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words
HGSE Associate Professor Wendy Luttrell

Chabely

CHABELY: This picture was from Dominican Republic. That's my mom when she-- when-- when she was little, and my two uncles. When she was there, she was eleven or twelve. I just wanted to take this picture because I haven't had my first-- what is it called--

SPEAKER: Communion?

CHABELY: Yeah, I haven't had it yet. And my mom showed me her pictures and I decided...(inaudible) I want to have it just like she had it.

 

Tina

TINA: And this is my friends. And they're special to me, because if I didn't have any friends, I wouldn't be happy. Plus, those are the kids I mostly hang out with. I hang out with more, but these, my friends, well, they're my groupies.

SPEAKER: Your groupies.

TINA: And they really-- If I did something wrong, they would help me right away. And if I was sad, they would cheer me up and make me laugh and stuff.

 

Ting

SPEAKER: Why did you take a picture of this?

TING: I like this one because it's, like, I came to school in first grade. So it's pretty much the longest school that I ever had been to. 'Cause in China, I only stayed there for one year. And then I came into United States and I didn't really go to school. So this was the school that I really went to.

 

Valerie

VALERIE: This was my dog since I was a little kid. And when I went to Puerto Rico last-- I think it was last summer, I saw it again because I haven't been to Puerto Rico since I was three years-old, 'cause I moved over here when I was three. And I haven't been there for a long time. The one that my mom's in--  'cause I really admire her, 'cause ever since Puerto Rico, it's only been me and her. And when we came over here, she got married. So now we're, like, a family.

Because in Tai Kwan Do, they show you that you should have respect for anybody. And, like, when-- At the end, we bowed to each other without looking at the person. Because if you look at the person, that means we don't-- you don't trust them, 'cause-- 'cause we don't have respect for them. Just because we don't know, doesn't mean that we don't-- you don't have to have respect for them.

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