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A public civilian college classroom (depressingly institutional Spartan architecture and furnishings; no decorations on the walls; near prison-like environment) with a leader and five students in the spring (attire). The leader is drinking a beverage, possibly Coke, so it may be an after-hours club or seminar.  Face and body language are somber and thoughtful, no humor. No emotions, so probably not addressing an interpersonal problem within the group. Why are there no trappings of the department on the walls - could be a borrowed room, or one that serves many departments. -Steven A. Bluhm

Students; looking at a projector screen; learning something (hopefully). They are in a classroom; safe environment. I can't tell time of day because they are indoors with no windows in sight. -Sharon O'Brien

Students waiting for the teacher to arrive. it looks like a small extra curricular class maybe or a meeting of some sort. Boredom looms. -Jim Dailey

What strikes me here is the people that are missing from the circle. I notice the empty chairs and that the space between the participants has not been closed. I would assume that they are comfortable maintaining a distance from each other instead of trying to draw into a close circle. -Kitty Robles

The presence of book bags, notebooks, desks, chalkboard, and projection screen all seem to denote a classroom type setting, a learning environment. The room's attention appears focused on the projection screen display; perhaps a presentation is being given (by either a faculty member or student). If a presentation is not being given, perhaps the group is browsing the web (exploring course/subject related material, examining a web site or article pertinent to the class discussion). The circle formation seating arrangement promotes the notion of group discussion-the setting encouraging more of an open dialogue rather than (strict) lecture format. The small number of people in the room and also the spatial arrangement of the room (circle seating) incite me to think that perhaps I am observing a discussion section (or else an extremely small class). -Nicole Ortegòn

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- What seems to be taking place in the picture (i.e. an
   event, an activity, etc.).

- What in the scene leads you to your conjectures?

- Describe the environment, setting, or ambiance.

- Consider the people in the picture.

- What do observe about them (i.e. in terms of age,
   attire, etc.)?

- How do you think the people are related to one

- How does your perception of the people and setting
   relate to your overall understanding and 
   interpretation of the scene?