This is a clip that I edited and posted on YouTube. I use this clip in my Intercultural Communication course to introduce students to issues of language differences in intercultural situations.
The video is set in the far future and far off into space, but does this situation seem familiar to you in any way?
During the video answer the following questions:
- Would you face the same experience? Have you?
- Can you figure out the language?
- What advice would you offer when interacting with people and you both don’t speak the others’ language (in short, lessons learned?)?
The “Picard Principle” of Intercultural Communication:
In the clip Picard says “Communication is a matter of patience [and] imagination.”
What does that phrase mean? Is it true?
If you are curious, do a Google search on "Darmok Dictionary"
You may also want to see the full episode of Darmok.
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