Building Blocks is best understood as a visual editing process or mind map which can aid in developing creative ideas/ways of thinking. This blog has been set up as a space to explore how these visual mind maps aid creative exploration.
This way of editing/organizing visual media touches on many broader issues such as how the two sides of the brain work (particularly in relation to people with dyslexia), how our society has been shaped by ideas surrounding structure and order which emerged of the enlightenment and how the global community interacts/digests media through digital technology.
As the project develops I will be presenting these issues along with mind maps I have done and the projects they have helped me go on to produce. But I am hoping to also get contributions from other people whether it be your own work, the work of other artists/scientists who work in this way or anything else which helps explore/expand the debate. Just use the submit button at the top of the page.
To gain a better understanding of Building Blocks please watch/listen to the talk I gave which is at the top of this page.
By shifting emphasis from the ‘end process’ to the ‘development process’. I hope Building Blocks will create debate and develop skills around the creative processes we employ to enable new ideas/thoughts perceptions to come into being.
I would implore everyone whether they are from an arts background or just have a curious mind to have a go at creating there own visual mindmap (even if your not confident enough to upload it).
If any one needs help making there own mind map please let me know and i will put a tutorial together. My suggestion to begin with for those of you who aren’t tech savi is to get a blank wall some white tak and just start arranging your images on the wall. This is how I started and is no doubt what many of you already do so just continue that process but with just more attention to the way in which you arrange the images.