Januar 13th, 2013

week #12 – @lccarson / Linda

Who are you and where do you come from?
My name is Linda Carson and I teach at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
Most of the time, I tweet @lccarson. It’s the start of a new term @uwaterloo and I’m teaching two courses, „The Art, Science & History of Colour“ and „Creative Thinking“. This week for @createandrotate, I’ll tweet about colour perception, colour theory and creative thinking.

Tell us about your creative side:
My creative side has several sides:
I’m a teacher (knowledge integration and studio art),
a scholar (new PhD in psychology, conducting research in drawing cognition),
an artist (mixed media sculpture and drawing), and
sometimes a playwright.

What inspires you?
I’m inspired by layers: patina and palimpsest and pentimento.
I’m inspired by mathematics and the sciences.
I’m inspired by comedy as a subversive activity.
I’m inspired by the intersection of very different disciplines and cultures.
I’m inspired by getting my hands dirty.

Time travel: Where would you go to?
I try to travel only to places that have anaesthetic, penicillin and equal rights.

Name your favorite present book:
I just defended my dissertation so I have only dim pleasant memories of non-academic books.
I look forward to having a favourite present book again soon.
I’ve got a copy of Art and Fear in my purse right now, re-reading it to get my motor revving for the new year.
(Bayles and Orland, http://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733)

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
@austinkleon Fluent in Twitter, succinct, has a clear point of view on creative process (author, Steal Like An Artist)
@johnmaeda president of Rhode Island School of Design, also has clear voice, viewpoint on creativity
@ninapaley animator, did Sita Sings the Blues, activist on copyright issues

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