“Deciding what to make is always harder than making it.”

(Makers, Corey Doctorow, pg. 89)


This past week I seemed to notice there was a higher level of focus and inspiration in the lab than weeks prior as students were exploring the contents of the psyche for grand ideas to stick with for the quarter. You could feel waves of enthusiasm throughout the applications lab, and as I continued to stroll around and visited with students most seemed to be simply experimenting but also really were clicking with the software and had a good sense of the idea they want to bring from imagination to life. So hopefully our class will prove to be exemplars of how to mindfully use the technology by creating objects that are one creative and aesthetic but also are useful shareable and empowering.