Uncreative Writing

In AH 2220F – Effective Communication in the Arts and Humanities – individual students completed an “uncreative writing” project, building on the concepts introduced in the book Uncreative Writing by Kenneth Goldsmith. The book examines techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, such as cutting and pasting, databasing, identity ciphering, and programming. Goldsmith presents the idea…

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Constructing the Dress

My idea for this dress was to make an outfit that expressed a message about mental health (figure 1). In part, I wanted to use the outfit as a means to make the inside match the outside. It is not necessarily meant to symbolize one specific mental illness; however, it draws upon commonalities shared by…

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“Duck Taped Bodies”

This is for the days when you’re not ready to face the world When your bed is safe and warm and comforting and the outside world is cruel and harsh and angry It will judge you and curse you and scream in your face These days, you Just can’t Do It It’s a matter of…

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Scarry Response: Perceived Beauty As A Reflection of Self

In her essay “On Beauty and Being Just,” Elaine Scarry describes two different types of mistakes about beauty. The first “is the recognition that something formerly held to be beautiful no longer deserves to be so regarded. The second is the sudden recognition that something from which the attribution of beauty had been withheld deserved…

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