Week 2

How’d It Go!

Weekly Assignments

  • Daily Drift
  • Weekly Wandering
  • Reflection
  • To Review
  • Notes
  • Classmate Feedback

One Time Assignments

  • Future Bio
  • LinkedIn Profile


  • “The Discipline of Innovation” by Peter Drucker in The Innovator’s Cookbook
    • Sources of Innovation
      • Internal
        • Unexpected Occurances
        • Incongruities
        • Process Needs
        • Industry & Market Changes
      • External
        • Demographic Changes
        • Changes in Perception
        • New Knowledge
  • “The Poetics of the Manifesto: Nowness and Newness” from Manifesto: A Century of Isms by Mary Ann Caw

Let’s Watch a Movie!

ILM Industrial Light and Magic: Creating the Improssible

Assignments for Week 2

  • “The Rules of Innovation” by Clayton Christensen in The Innovator’s Cookbook
    “The Adjacent Possible” from Where Good Ideas Come From

Weekly Assignments

  • Daily Drift – Google Drive doc, 300 words daily, stream of consciousness to kick start your creativity (share link with me only)
  • Weekly Wandering – take a walk, go running, whatever, capture your thoughts in words, pictures, sketches, music, video – whatever helps you express your thoughts, Google Drive doc (share link on Google Community).
  • Reflection – at the end of the week, reflect on everything you’ve gathered & pondered. Write 300 or more words in a Google doc trying to organize it into a cohesive whole (share link on Google Community).
  • To Review – a list of links in a Google Drive spreadsheet; videos, books, films, etc, you’d like to review later (share link on Google Community)
  • Notes – notes in a Google Drive doc on your ‘To Review’ materials for the week (share link on Google Community)
  • Classmate Feedback – comment on 2 or more classmates’ posts to our class Google Community

One-Time Assignments

Personal Manifesto

Drawing on our class discussion, and taking inspiration from previous works including but not limited to those listed below, create your own manifesto that embodies your personal beliefs, philosophies and ideologies. Review Mary Ann Caw’s thoughts on the manifesto as listed in the required reading. As Caw points out, this document is “crafted to convince and convert” and also to “write something into existence.” There are no rules — just be bold, and have fun with it. Create your manifesto in Google Drive (in whatever form it takes), share it and post a link to the class Google Community before we meet for class on September 15. Assign your post to the “Personal Manifestos” category.

Portfolio Map
Create a map of all the IMM-related work you’ve created over the past several years. Start broad — include projects for class, projects outside of class, projects before TCNJ. Keep your future bio in mind — if you consider yourself a writer then include your writing, not just media projects. Arrange the projects on your map to indicate their relationship to each other — maybe some of them were part of a larger project and should be grouped together, maybe several projects are in the same medium, or showcase similar skills — whatever arrangement makes sense to you. In addition to grouping projects spatially, use other visual cues to indicate further relationships — all your Processing projects might be inside a diamond shape, for instance, or all your projects that deal with a particular theme might be blue. Save this inclusive version of your map — save a copy if you’re working on a computer, or take a photo or make a scan or a photocopy if you’re working by hand — then start to narrow things down. Remember that in a personal portfolio you only want to show your strongest work — quality over quantity. If a project is sloppy or amateurish, delete it from your map. Are there incomplete or rough projects that could be effective if you can finish them or clean them up? Leave them, but clearly identify them on your map. Keep your future bio and your manifesto in mind… to become that person, what particular skill or skills should you showcase in your portfolio? Make sure your remaining projects show off those skills. Finally, reflect on what’s missing from your portfolio. Are there open questions or unexplored hunches? Is there a particular skill or medium you’d like to highlight, but aren’t able to with your existing projects? This may suggest an area for you to investigate in your capstone project. Post links to both your inclusive and more focused maps as a single post on the Class Google Community before class on September 15. Assign your post to the “Portfolio Map” category.

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