Creative Concepts Design Workshop at UCC, Ireland
UCC Ireland Creative Concepts Teaching Travelogue Part 1 has been released and is ready for viewing! It covers the multi dimensional trip I took last year to Ireland. The purpose of this trip was to deliver the “Creative Concepts” design workshop for the George Boole Library at University College Cork, Ireland.
Dublin Recording Artist / Abstract Painter Stano generously allowed me free use of the music from three of his recent CDs. This made for a very interesting and integrated documentary project…yet another form of experimental collage / mixed media! The music helped tell the stories of the various experiences I captured in Ireland.
In 2015, the descendants of George Boole, which includes my extended family, were invited to the Boole 200 Bicentenary Celebration (1815-2015) at University College Cork, Ireland, where he was Professor of Mathematics. Known as the forefather of the Information Age, Boole, the son of a shoemaker, was largely self-taught.
“George Boole was a mystic genius, whose ideas have utterly transformed the world in which we live. Computers, information storage and retrieval systems, electronic circuits and almost the entire world of present-day technology depend vitally on the simple but ingenious mathematics he invented – Boolean Algebra.” -Desmond MacHale
During this 2015 trip I exhibited two art pieces and gave a lecture at the Boole Library. One of these works, “Circuit Board Thunderbird” was purchased for the library board room.
I returned in 2017 to deliver a 5 part workshop designed to help students and staff of varied levels and disciplines expand their perceptive ability and intuitive intelligence.
The restoration of Boole’s home at 5 Grenville Place, sanctioned by Cork city councillors in December 2014, was one of the key projects in University College Cork’s “Boole 200” series of events. Prior to this, it was in a severely dilapidated condition, and without so much as a roof ! This building figures prominently at the end of UCC Ireland Creative Concepts Teaching Travelogue Part 1.
…SO BE SURE TO WATCH IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO WITNESS A STUNNING TRANSFORMATION OF THIS PROPERTY !
“CREATIVE CONCEPTS” RATIONALE:
“Imagining something is the first step towards making it happen. Education of the imagination can happen by encouraging an expansive thought process through the free association of ideas, allowing for the maximum amount of non-structure and divergence to exist within the framework of a clear structure. Within this balanced paradigm mistakes can readily become opportunities, altering definitions of success and perfection.” -Alyssa Hinton
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE INTERESTED IN BRINGING CREATIVITY WORKSHOPS TO THEIR INSTITUTION?