“I want to shake people awake. I want people to look at the material and react to it. I want to make them aware of individual responsibility, both for themselves and for the rest of the human race. It has become easy to be complacent about the world.”—Robert Rauschenberg
“Sometimes the player created a small, private world that was soft and warm and simple. Sometimes hard, and cold, and complicated.”—The Game That Conquered the World. What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality by James Parker (via @faketv)
“A mis-printed jet-pack bunny is so much trash (unless I buy a second machine like a Filabot to remelt my filament). A mis-sewn seam can be ripped out and redone. An old dress can be refashioned into a new one. A favorite vintage piece can be copied. Sewing does not create more waste but, potentially, less, and the process of sewing is filled with opportunities for increasing one’s skills and doing it over as well as doing it yourself. What are quilts, after all, but a clever way to use every last scrap of precious fabric?”—3D Printers Have a Lot to Learn from Sewing Machines by Alexandra Lange (via Dezeen)
“Grecolaborativo is a full-family collaboration, a couple creating textile art, costumes, installations, video, conceptual art, and social practice art with their teenage daughter and son. We are feral teachers, transdisciplinary learners, internet librarians, and idea sommeliers. We ask a lot of questions. We make things. We are comfortable in studios, museums, libraries, and classrooms. We love to play. We work well with others. We enjoy long walks, exploring, and conversation. We appreciate the slow and the small. We speak Spanish and English.”—Grecolaborativo
“When my hands are busy, my mind is at peace. I can have conversations with my friends, family, the other people in the waiting room while I applique away. I like to make and it allows me to squeeze in a little bit of making time when life is busy and time is short. Most obviously, it’s fabric and thread - two of my favorite things.”—Erin Harris
Creative work involves constant problem solving, fixing, and refining. When you’ve developed a level of expertise in what you’re doing, it gets easier because you can more easily predict what will go wrong and you’ve acquired enough skills to correct errors mid-stream.
In order to develop that expertise, though, you have to continually choose to persevere.
Trabajo creativo requiere una constante solución de problemas, reparando, y refinando. Cuando uno ha llegado a un nivel de experiencia en lo que se hace, es más fácil porque uno puede predecir más fácilmente lo que puede ir mal y ya se ha adquirido suficientes habilidades para corregir errores en el medio del proceso.
Para desarrollar esa experiencia, se debe elegir ser perseverante constantemente.
Today (as many other days) we stood up for justice we denounced malpractice and ignorance Happy to see our children taking the opportunity to voice their concerns if only that were enough… Sad to see many stood by unable or unwilling to join us many fear repercussions and miss the bigger picture that we are a community that we need each other to get things done that it takes a village
Education is always in a participatory manner. The act of learning is to gain foreign information. The only source of foreign information is gained from other sources. Whether you’re reading a book, blog, or looking at a painting, you’re having a discussion, the basic form of exchanging knowledge. Discussions or conversation is the exchange of ideas. You require two parties. It is regardless if the other party is a person, a painting or a blogpost. The exchange is happening. Knowledge cannot be shared, used, or exist if it is not participating in active thought.
La Educación siempre es de una manera participativa. El acto de aprender es de adquirir información extranjera. La única fuente de información extranjera es obtenido por medio de otras fuentes. Sea que leas un libro, un blog, o mirando una pintura, estas teniendo una conversación, la forma básica para intercambiar conocimiento. Discusión o conversación es el intercambio de ideas. Requiere dos partidos. Es, sin importar si el otro partido es una persona, una pintura o un blog post. El intercambio esta ocurriendo. El conocimiento no puede compartirse, usarse, o existir si no está participando de un activo pensamiento.