Monday, August 30, 2010

The things we make, make us

During the fall of 2010, members of a unique interdisciplinary course in the University of Central Arkansas Honors College will record in this blog their journey into the world of handmade and handmaking.  Each week, three or four (or sometimes more) of the students in the class will post here about their experiences, ideas, successes, frustrations, works in progress, and finished objects.  We invite readers to follow along with the class discussions and private musings of the students, instructor and teaching assistant as reflected in the individual posts and their comments.  And we hope you will participate by leaving comments and spreading the word about this collaborative roadmap to self-discovery that we hope to construct here, week by week.

We began in class with this commercial.  How do the things we make, make us? I suspect that over the course of the semester, a set of consensus answers will emerge as the students meditate on their making and on the ways in which they are being made thereby.