Wednesday, May 22, 2013

So what is an altered book?

How can you transform something negative into something positive? Why not start with an old textbook that you despise? How can you take that negative emotion and transform it into something positive??? This is the task this week for the current Seeing Sideways students! Check their posts next week to see what they come up with!

The power of transformation can be seen here in this Art21 video from PBS:

Transformation: Art21

For some ideas of what other people have done, check out some of these links: 

google search on "deconstructed books art"

Watch a video about it here:

Let's think for a moment about how to think about covers and first impressions, and how to tell a story... This Ted Talk is odd, but helpful!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Creativity and play

Ted talk.

Irony, your name is ironic

Ironic that this was on my Facebook page today, because one of the assignments I just posted for BOTH of my summer classes is about expectations of the course... Hmmmm.....