Wednesday, 16 January 2013


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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Answering Question 1A

What is Creativity?

In class yesterday, you came up with your own definitions of what creativity is in relation to answering Question 1A of the A2 exam. Here are your responses:

1) Making something from nothing.
2) The ability to visualise images and designs individually, solely from an idea.
3) Thinking about good ideas and putting them into a concept.
4) Challenging conventions to push boundaries.
5) A thought process that takes inspiration from other things.
6) The design of a concept or idea.
7) Finding an innovative solution to a problem.
8) The ability to represent an idea.
9) An imaginative process to artistically express ideas.
10) Using your initiative, skills and attributes to produce unique ideas.
11) Thinking outside the box.
12) Tangible reactions to your own thoughts.
14) An interpretation of the world.
15) Our own personal ideas and experiences that transcend into emotion/energy, that when in a state of open and outward thinking, flow out as (generally considered) new and original content.

If you have any further thoughts relating to creativity please add them by commenting. There's a lot of great definitions above which serve to highlight the complexity of creativity.


[kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] Show IPA
the state or quality of being creative.
the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.
the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Recent films with strong representations of women

Further to Mr Lockyer's request that you need more current examples of recent cinematic representations of women, here are a few suggestions:

Black Swan (see me)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (out in the cinemas now)
Fish Tank (a bit done to death by other institutions)
Lourdes (currently available on iPlayer)
Temple Grandin (see me)
My Week With Marilyn
Young Adult
Shame (an outstanding film and in cinemas now)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Melancholia (see me)
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Bridesmaids (sounds awful but apparently is good!)
The Kids Are Alright
Sucker Punch

Any other suggestions are more than welcome