EYE SPIDEATION BY RYAN CASOLO
I tried working in the library a few times for this class and it was less than inspiring. I moved over to a different school building, which was about as helpful. I decided it wasn’t worth leaving my room to do nothing somewhere else.
My room isn’t really decorated, as much as it just contains stuff that I have acquired one way or another. I would say for the most part it is a pretty random selection of items rather than having any over arching theme. This made it an interesting place to work and I credit it for all success I have in this class if any. To try and break through my creative mental block I started pulling ideas from the things around me. While that might sound limiting I would just use these things as a starting point to then make other connections or think of new ideas. Let me give you an example; in the picture of my stuff there’s a boot that has mud on it. The mud made me think of pigs and that made me think of a farm. Which was a pretty bad idea for my portfolio but an interesting one when I was considering a day of service.
I think that this is a strategy that could benefit anyone, if you work in a more free flowing atmosphere you can feed off the energy. The stuff in the picture may be more helpful to me in particular because the items are more meaningful like the brush I used to give my houses dog to chew on. But regardless I think anyone who is struggling for fluency could use a change of scenery. Place yourself in a setting that is less bland and maybe some ideas will start forming.
Eye SpIdeation was a strategy to that I used to begin brainstorming when I was getting stuck it helped me put ideas on the board and start questioning my VOJ when I was struggling to think of anything at all. (Notable idea mentions: 18 golf themed Rube Goldberg machines, incorporating sound into elevator image/portfolio, College themed Rube Goldberg machine, multiple uses for a broken chair blog post, junk drawer method blog post)
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