Campbell tells the crowd to learn what doesn’t change.
We are awash in shiny cheap tools, a reality which is both wonderful and maddening. These creative disciplines have changed very little in the last several centuries and yet when edubloggers talk about creativity in 21st-century schools they talk overwhelmingly of the tools and, occasionally, of who found the tool first.
I paint with a broad brush here but for every 100 posts celebrating the easy-bake aesthetic of Wordle and Animoto you’d think I could find one celebrating the use of color toward easier, more satisfying communication.
Just gotta make it look new maybe. Like maybe we lose some vowels, rename it colrthry or something. We’ll give it a logo with a gradient, add some social networking functionality, and if our district IT guy blocks it maybe then we’ll start talking about what’s more important to art than the tools we use to make it.