10th October 2013 Tutorials

Exciting Thursday as usual! Here are pictures of some of the best work we’ve seen yesterday. Students now have two weeks to explore their systems before the first crit which marks the end of our Brief01:Systems.

Will Garforth-Bless and his bamboo structures inspired by Manuel A. Baez
Will Garforth-Bless and his bamboo structures inspired by Manuel A. Baez
Garis Lu's standing wave experiments with strings and motors.
Garis Iu’s standing wave experiments with strings and motors.
Mark Simpson's creative study of diamond cuts
Mark Simpson’s creative study of diamond cuts
Ieva Ciocyte's creative study of Euclid's algorithm.
Ieva Ciocyte’s creative study of Euclid’s algorithm.
Naomi Danos's digital and physical study of the brain coral
Naomi Danos’s digital and physical study of the brain coral

FINAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

The academic year is almost over, the graduation show and prize ceremony is in two weeks. Toby and I just assessed everyone’s portfolios with the help of other tutors from Westminster. This is a very stimulating day in which all the studios’ year-long student work is seen and its diversity revealed. Students could not be part of the process and witness the efforts and beauty of the some of the work so here it is, a little selection of some of our most creative portfolios this year:

Georgua Rose Colard-Watson - Temple for Love - Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Georgua Rose Colard-Watson – Temple for Love – Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Georgua Rose Colard-Watson - Temple for Love - Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Georgua Rose Colard-Watson – Temple for Love – Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Georgua Rose Colard-Watson - Temple for Love - Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Georgua Rose Colard-Watson – Temple for Love – Winner of the Burnin gMan Festival Grant
Luka Kreze's Temple for the revolution in Tahrir Square
Luka Kreze’s Temple for the revolution in Tahrir Square
Luka Kreze's Temple for the revolution in Tahrir Square
Luka Kreze’s Temple for the revolution in Tahrir Square
Dhiren Patel's Temple to Chakras on the Mount Meru
Dhiren Patel’s Temple to Chakras on the Mount Meru
Dhiren Patel's Temple to Chakras on the Mount Meru
Dhiren Patel’s Temple to Chakras on the Mount Meru
Jacob Alsop's Temple to Bees and Wax Experiments
Jacob Alsop’s Temple to Bees and Wax Experiments
Michael Clarke - Temple to Making and WikiVault
Michael Clarke – Temple to Making and WikiVault
Michael Clarke - Temple to Making and WikiVault
Michael Clarke – Temple to Making and WikiVault
Josh Haywood - Monastic and Prison Cells
Josh Haywood – Monastic and Prison Cells
Mihail Andrei-Jipa - A Temple to Infinity - Inhabitable Fractals
Mihail Andrei-Jipa – A Temple to Infinity – Inhabitable Fractals
William Garforth-Bless - Temple to Water ion the Thames
William Garforth-Bless – Temple to Water ion the Thames
Marilu Valente - Bio-Polymer's Temple
Marilu Valente – Bio-Polymer’s Temple
Philip Hurrel's Temple to the Transition Movement in Totness
Philip Hurrel’s Temple to the Transition Movement in Totness
Dan Dodds Temple to Illusion
Dan Dodds Temple to Illusion
Christopher Ingram - Village to Electro-Sensitivity
Christopher Ingram – Village to Electro-Sensitivity
Thanasis Korras - Memento Mori Temple - Winner of the Burning Man Festival Grant - Recursive Koch Structures
Thanasis Korras – Memento Mori Temple – Winner of the Burning Man Festival Grant – Recursive Koch Structures
Tim Clare - Temple to Knowledge
Tim Clare – Temple to Knowledge

Inspiring lectures on creativity

TED Blog

Radio host Julie Burstein has found the perfect analogy for creativity—raku pottery. A Japanese art form in which molded clay is heated for 15 minutes and then dropped in sawdust which bursts into flames, what makes this pottery so beautiful is its imperfections and cracks.

Burstein interviewed hundred of artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers for her book, Spark: How Creativity Works, and heard many of them describe their process in similar terms — that the best parts of their work came from embracing challenges, misfortunes and the things they simply couldn’t control. As Burstein explains in this talk given at TED2012, “I realized that creativity grows out of everyday experiences more often than you would think.”

In this talk, Burstein identifies four lessons that creative people should embrace:

  1. Pay attention to the world around you, and be open to experiences that might change you.
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  2. Realize that the…

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