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Slam Poetry of the Streets

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Education
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I try every day to give a little time to reading, watching or listening to things so that I can learn or reflect on both my personal experience or how I provide knowledge to others, my students.  Today as I was listening to the stream of TEDx Sydney I was fortunate enough to see a recording from 2013 of Omar Musa delivering a brilliant Slam Poem that made me think about and evaluate the educational value and views of people in society and schools.  I feel that it would be interesting to hear the responses of my senior students to this performance.  This would be a great stimulus piece.


This is a great video on the creation of an artwork based on hand drawn frame-based animated images on a wall.  Here is the brief from Vimeo:

A continuous vertical freehand digression.

I was invited to install some animation at the Prøve Gallery in Duluth MN. I set out drawing columns of free hand animation directly onto the gallery wall. “Plumb” is the film product of the installation.

Music and assistance by N. H. Teraberry

It is always interesting to see the use and development of photographs and images using Photoshop.  Here is a great example of a professional at work and the difference between the natural and the printed.

This may not be the most pedagogically challenging TED talk I have posted about but it is great to make the students aware of their creativity.  Amazing beat-boxing,

I have been looking around for some new content to use for teaching the Principles of Design.  As I have viewed and read various things I stumbled across this short animated clip about 24 Elements of Design by Matt Greenwood.  Though only a stimulus piece this short animation could provide a valuable discussion tool.

Watch this as a little reminder of how you learnt and what you may include in your future lessons and classroom activities.

Here is an interesting look at the creative flow and direction enabled by the digital age.  Amazing and inspiring performance.

“Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.” (TED)