jeffreybardzell

Jimmy has sent me a deluge of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them here. Some answers I am more confident about than others. AMM >What are the defining characteristics of AMM? What is it NOT? I think the defining characteristic that I am settling on is creativity practiced by populations, rather than…

Read more Q&A: Pierce @ Bardzell

Here is an excellent question from Jimmy about the writing process buried in some comments, and I am just reproducing my answer here (slightly edited) so people don’t overlook it. Just curious…when you write, do you make a clear distinction between pre-writing and writing? Do you say, “ok, i’m done with prewriting..let’s start writing.” I…

Read more Prewriting Versus Writing: Is There a Boundary?

Something interesting happened today: some random stranger submitted a comment to one of our posts (either that, or a classmate posted a comment using a false name). It’s in my moderation queue, and I’m not sure what to do with it, so I thought I would ask the class. Your choices are: (a) Keep the…

Read more Open or Closed Blog?

In both major readings for next week’s class, the concept of “materiality” looms large. In Lowgren & Stolterman, the first several pages talk about materiality–for instance, the notion that a carpenter knows that wood (his material) has special characteristics or “qualities”: wood can be cut into useful pieces (i.e., it can be shaped) but it…

Read more Materiality and Qualities (A Prelude to Next Week)