Tuesday 30th October – Creative thinking.
We had an in depth lecture to engage our brains so that as a class we can be inspired by the smallest of things. The lecturer showed us some images and clips that had hidden elements within the over all image. Now with a new appreciation for elements of inspiration, we were given groups to research our own thinking techniques through one existing movement.
A few hours later all the groups came back and explained their technique given. This was enlightening as I did not know some of these methods. One example of this would be the 6 thinking hats. Each has a different colour to represent a thinking style which will help you to look at the same work from a different angle.
From using these techniques I decided to brain storm ideas in the style of a mind map for my Movement Project. I came up with several different ideas; one being a cup of Tea is a God or a darker tone of regret-ism where everyone has a regret and the members have to guess. I also thought about having no make-up movement or even permanent make-up, however these were already ideas, so I thought about my surname “Fraser” and having it be a high up, well to do ‘members only’ style club. Then I continued to brainstorm and thought about illnesses and how my parents held a chicken pox party where children would come to get chicken pox while they were young as it can be worse when you are older.
Therefore, using creative thinking techniques helped me to come up with ideas from a few simple everyday inspirations.