Writing Process

From Harry Potter and Wikipedia to Persian poetry by Rumi, literature is designed. Phenomenologically, we may read into literature as a mirror reflecting the author. Structurally, with language as the basis of cognition, literature is its own source for both the author and reader. Literature can be approached by just about any design school to…

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Marty gave me a valuable lecture for writing. Thank you Marty! Before prewriting, I have been struggling to pick a topic up to write. A lot of thoughts fly around my head, but I can’t catch one of them. Because, it seems that they are impossible to connect each other because they didn’t have any…

Read more From Chaos to Order…

Anyway, do you know Fibonacci sequence? We can easily find the pattern of this sequence in petals, a spiral in the galaxy, or bones in our hands everywhere. When designing organic motif or geometrical pattern, considering rhythms and/or harmony, we can use the sequence. Whenever we see a plant or twigs of tress, the pattern…

Read more The relationship: Randomization or Synchronism at a particular moment … in my pre-pre-pre-Writing

I too would like to thank Marty for the great introduction/explanation of prewriting. His examples were helpful and his presentation made perfect sense. I left class last week on Tuesday thinking that prewriting would be a breeze ☺ Even with a decent starting point (emphasize “decent” here) and Bowie playing in the background (I took…

Read more Prewriting, Confusion, and Bowie

Six year ago, I listened a lecture given by a very famous music composer, Wang Liping(王立平). He composed all the 13 pieces of music for the TV show “The dream in red mansion” during 1982-84. “The dream in red mansion” originally is a novel’s name. It is the best novel ever in China. Almost every…

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Thanks Marty for a great prewriting session. I found this exercise to be very informative and effective in changing how I feel about prewriting. I began Phase 1 with a list. The goal of this list was to present ideas, statements, and terms that I already knew; no new information or research necessary. The list…

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I enjoyed Marty’s presentation and channeling of Jeff this week, sitting in class I thought I “got it” when we were talking about it. I was baffled by the partner exercise part, but saw it’s purpose after it was done. When I sat down to do it, I simply didn’t get much out of the…

Read more My prewriting experience

Prewriting Writing is hard. What ends up on the page isn’t like a train of thought. The synthesis is more elaborate and consists many, very different pieces. What is Prewriting? A written form of ideation (process of coming up with ideas) Think of it as a form of sketching Give your left brain a break…

Read more Lecture Liveblog: 9-18-07