Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I've been giving my Design I class an assignment from How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith each week. I thought I would post them here in case anyone is interested in them. I also try to include the quote from the book that goes along with the exercise. Here's the first:

Exploration #1 Right Where You Are Sitting

On a separate sheet of paper, write or type ten things about where you are sitting that you hadn’t noticed when you sat down. Use your senses. Do it quickly. Dot not censor. If you think something you notice is silly or dumb or not worth mentioning, WRITE IT DOWN ANYWAYS. Do this for five different locations.

“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something, because it is always before one’s eyes.” ~Ludwig Witgenstein


jess molitor said...

Hey long time! Hope you're doing well. I came across that book this summer and thought it was great, I gave a copy to my brother to use with his students as well.

Liz Steiner said...

Awesome! I think it's fantastic. She has a new book that just came out, but I haven't seen it yet.