Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday's Discussion

Seeing where we are with things was helpful, I think, in getting everyone to realize how time moves more rapidly toward a deadline.  Obviously, the work to date has not been proportionate to the amount of time that has passed, especially when you consider the expectations of work outside of class for a 3 credit hour class.  However, as I mentioned, many students today work better under pressure, and the amount of work that needs to be done in the amount of time left in the semester is what I would call pressure. So go at it.

Wednesday we're going to do some experimenting with Solar Plates and Collagraphs.  Perhaps that will spark ideas and motivations consistent with those media.  It might also be a fun idea to have a Friday or Saturday print day.  Turn on some music, grab a box of Krispy Kremes, brew some coffee, and print, print, print.  Think about it; could be fun.

6 comments:

Rob said...

I'm up for a friday/sat printathon.

Michelle said...

I think a print day is a great idea.

brian said...

"... how time moves more rapidly toward a deadline."

- didn't Einstein say something about how time is NOT a constant. Maybe he was referring to exactly what you are talking about, time moving faster the closer it is to the deadline?

brian h. jones said...

I think you're right. In fact, I think it's been proven with a couple of really high-tech clocks, one on the space shuttle and the other left behind on earth. During the same chunk of time, the one on the shuttle that was traveling 20,000 mph was slightly behind the one that was left behind. I've noticed that lately I've been running late for things I used to be on time for, hmmmm

alison said...

If there's coffee, I'll be there. :)

brian h. jones said...

Then let's set up a Friday print-a-thon, with the coffee pot brewing. How about next friday?