Archive for the ‘Kinesthetic’ Category

Paint job

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Now that flexible LCD screens are available, I would love to cover my car with LCD material.  A camera somewhere on board would film the passing scenery and then display an interpretation moving across the surface of the car as it moved along.

It could even display the background when parked, like super camoflage.   mmmmm……., maybe not, other drivers would just crash into it!

Literary Menu

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Only serve food based on writers and writing. Recipes with ingredients as illustrated. Howl (Ginsberg) Salad – Ham(chopped and warm), Olives, Walnuts and lettuce. Blake bake – Beef, Leeks, Artichokes, Kidney beans and egg.
Decorate cakes with writing. Take poetry as payment instead of money

words and mirrors

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

hang small mirrors from the ceiling and also words on strings. let the breeze blow through the room and see how the reflection changes. wriite a poem as you walk through the words and mirrors

Beating Writer’s Block

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

In literacy training I learned a technique to help new writers overcome their reluctance to write, or their discomfort with writing (it differs from speaking or reading because it’s a commitment to the action that is not so easy to retract–if you say or read something wrong you can always backpeddle with “Oh right, that’s what I meant to say.” but if you write it down, it’s there in print and much more difficult to gloss over as anything other than a mistake), and I thought it could be a good method for beating writer’s block for some people (though, I don’t know for sure, I’ve never actually experienced writer’s block myself, and can’t even imagine what it would be like…I need a writer’s cork most of the time) because it gets the brain into the writing state of mind in a way that’s completely non-threatening. It gets the engine started without the worry of where are we going. The technique (like all good techniques) is very simple. Fill a page with writing. Write anything at all. Write your name, write the letter “m”, write blah blah blah, write words you see around you, copy out of a book within reach, write anything until you fill a single page. Then throw it away.

Poem wheel

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

You know those Tibetan prayer wheels, which spin in the wind. I always wanted to make some with text around the rim. They can be left out, so the poems are always being performed.

Interpretive Dance, Squared, and Cross-Patched

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Maybe you’ve seen a poet performing a poem while an interpretive dancer performs alongside them, interpreting the words into motion. Now picture two interpretive dancers who are also poets. Each person voices their own poem while interpretive dancing the other person’s poem. Like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time, only much, much harder. Makes my brain hurt just thinking about it.