What are you learning about yourself and your creative process as a result of this unit’s discussion of values? How do you find that values (personal, political, cultural, etc.) inform your creative practices? This entry should be completed no later than Day 7 of Unit 7.
For me, everyday creative process is constantly digging myself and deep understand myself. Through keeping ask questions to myself, and find a way to solve problem, this process make me found my potential and would like to challenge myself. For this new project, everything exploration step is in progress, either ideologically or knowledge reserves. This unit’s discussion of values bring me a lot of inspiration, make me understand the difference and common point between the traditional approaches and modern approaches. River’s speech let me see the creative in new form, and the common thing between the traditional and modern form. This point has great influence for my design process. I could use any new forms to expression my idea, but anyway, there is only one purpose and meaning behind of the story. These new forms look like every step of divergent thinking, also itself can be a creative thing. For Simon’s speech, i feel more inspiration. Before i watched her video, i had never doubt the truth of the photos and always think this is the most powerful way to record things. Her speech kind of overthrow it, and guided me toward the more distant, use multiply ways to understanding information. From these video and the discussion process, i leaned we need to analysis thing from many different ways, no matter de understanding for the photo, or everybody’s mind. The photo reflected that even if it is recorded the real scene, behind these, there may be an unknown truth. I think i already put what i learned in my creative process. for the poster of Help poor children, i would like to use tinfoil to fill some place of the poster. This way of creative is different than the traditional way, but can provide interaction between the poster and the audience, to let them feel by themselves, perhaps this thinking process will provide more help for the poor children. This has the same meaning as the traditional poster, but take the different form. Another point is that Simon referred invisible space between photos and text. The photos i used not like Simon mentioned, has different meaning between the photos and the fact. The photos i used based on the face and have enough power to reflect the social issues. The way i found this value is caused by social issues. In our society, there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor, since the ancient time, there is a sharp contrast between the poor’s miserable life and the rich people’s luxury living. Now the situation has improved considerably, along with the economic development, as well as awareness of people’s thinking, more and more people engaged in philanthropy. These poor people still concentrated in certain countries or regions, people became pay more attention on them. Under this social context, the problem of children has become apparent. Similarly, cultural factors also influence my creative process. The fairytale i picked is a classical Chinese fairytale, to help people is one of the mainstream things in our cultural, whether thousands of years ago or now, it is an eternal theme. Anyway, the way i found the values are political and cultural.