ART1591: Idea Development and Creativity in Cultural Context

CLASS DOCUMENTS

syllabi (PDF)

WEEK 1: Class Introduction + DESIGN THINKING

Introduction to Equity Centered Design Theory and its elements.

TUESDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/2982d173a2154955ab86583d9d60e314
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THURSDAY RECORDING: hhttps://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/c0e8e9ca55df4dc98e04eaac29258650
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 2, 10am

WATCH

Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity

Tim Brown, Tales of Creativity and Play

Malcolm Gladwell, Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce

DO

Do the 30 circles exercise (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write three observations from each video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Do the d.School Design Thinking “gift giving” workshop.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 7, 10am

WATCH

Natasha Jen, Design Thinking Is Bullsh*t

READ

Natasha Iskander, Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive (PDF)

DO

Do the 30 circles (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write observations from the readings and video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel. You must have one observation from each.

Submit three discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

Last Day to Add Classes or Change Grading Option – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Last Day for 100% Refund – Sunday, July 5, 2020

WEEK 2 (July 7, 9): Better IDEATION && Better EMPATHY

Class will focus on different techniques, guidelines and attitudes for better BRAINSTORMING.

TUESDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/ebe70d6e8cf4447ab422ef98ed15d1b2
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THURSDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/d4cd46b097ff45f8b4d86f282464570a
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 9, 10am

WATCH

Kirby Ferguson, Everything is a Remix

DO

Write an observation from the video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Make four (4) mindmaps related to changing the Mississippi flag: "Mississippi", "South", "Flag", + TBD and post in Slack #mississippi.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 14, 10am

WATCH

Roman Mars, Why City Flags may be the Worst-designed Thing You've Never Noticed

The New Bowling Green Flag Video

DO

Do the 30 circles exercise (1 minute) and post an image to the Slack #exercises channel.

Write an observation from each video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Make four (4) mindmaps related to changing the Mississippi flag: "Mississippi", "South", "Flag", + TBD and post in Slack #mississippi.

WEEK 3 (July 14, 16): Challenge 1: Mississippi

Design Challenge: Redesign the Mississippi flag.

TUESDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/ac5451f1e27a493e8e1f7597610e35b8
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 16, 10am

WATCH

Between The Lines, Why Does Mississippi’s Flag Still Have A Confederate Symbol?

DO

Write an observation from the video in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Post a minimum of ten (10) research links about Mississippi and/or flags in Slack #mississippi.

Be ready to give a short pitch for the DEFINE of the flag.

Be ready to give a share your results from the Gift Giving workshop.

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 21, 10am

DO

Post a minimum of twenty-four (24) possible designs for a new Mississippi flag in Slack #mississippi. Put a star next to you 2 or 3 favorites. Use the PDFs for US Letter or A4.

Submit three (3) discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

WEEK 4 (July 21, 23): Flag Critique PLUS Design Fiction and AfroFuturism

Introduction to Design Fiction and Afro-Futurism.

TUESDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/6fcf9ebfff434cd680c80729e7d543f9
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 23, 10am

READ

Anthony Q. Briggs and Warren Clarke, How afrofuturism gives Black people the confidence to survive doubt and anti-Blackness

Stuart Candy and Jeff Watson, The Thing from the Future, Instructions

WATCH

Say It Loud, What Missy Elliott did for Afrofuturism

Obx Labs (Skawennati), TimeTraveller™ Episode 01

DO

Write an observation from each video and writing in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Print the LAST PAGE from The Thing from the Future

HOMEWORK, DUE: July 28, 10am

DO

Write a one/two sentence define statement for your flag and post in the Slack #mississippi channel.

Post a minimum of sixteen (16) possible designs for a new Mississippi flag in Slack #mississippi. based on 1 previous design plus group feedback. Use the PDFs for US Letter or A4.

Submit three (3) discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

Last Day for Withdrawing with a Grade of “W” – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

WEEK 5 (July 28, 30): Copying, Remixing and Idea Ownership

Flag Critique PLUS Introduction to issues surrounding notions of COPYING, REMIXING, IDEA OWNERSHIP, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION and CULTURAL EXCHANGE in relation to the Idea Development and Innovation.

THURSDAY RECORDING: https://ysu.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/ysu/recording/playback/45812bcce0f14da59bc9ce05f85fa1c3
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HOMEWORK, DUE: July 30, 10am

READ

Jenni Avins and Quartz, The Dos and Don’ts of Cultural Appropriation

LISTEN

Hidden Brain, Culture Wars And The Untold Story Of Lyndie B. Hawkins

WATCH

Colm Flynnire, The story of 20-year-old Morgan Bullock & her passion for Irish dancing!

ELLE, Braided: an American Hair Story

DO

Write an observation from each audio/video/writing in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

HOMEWORK, DUE: August 4, 10am

READ

Hannah Blacks Letter to the Whitney Biennials Curators: Dana Schutz painting "Must Go"

Calvin Tomkins, Why Dana Schutz Painted Emmett Till

Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, Feminist Data Visualization

DO

Write an observation from each writing in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel.

Submit the last three (3) discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

Write a new one/two sentence define statement for your flag and post in the Slack #mississippi channel.

Post eight (8) FINAL designs for a new Mississippi flag in Slack #mississippi. based on 1 previous design plus group feedback. Use the PDFs for US Letter or A4.

WEEK 6 (August 4,6): Towards an UPDATED Creative Process and a BETTER Mississippi flag

HOMEWORK, DUE: August 8, FRIDAY, NOON

DO

MAKE SURE you have written an observation from each writing/video/audio in relation to the idea of creativity in Slack #thoughts-on-readings-videos channel. You should have posted a MINIMUM of twenty (20) posts. Do not write a post for the instructions for The Thing from the Future.

MAKE SURE you have posted a MINIMUM of twelve (12) discoveries to #discovery-log channel in Slack.

Post your FINAL FLAG DESIGN to #mississippi channel in Slack.

Write a two-page paper (1.5 spacing) defining the problem(s) and offering a solution(s) to Dana Shutz's Open Casket and email it to the instructor (jdsperry@ysu.edu).