Resources

In Class Videos/Audio for Art Exploration

Cheryl Strayed Quotes
  • Tiny Beautiful Things Quotes
  • “You don't have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don't have to explain what your plan to do with your life. You don't have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don't have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history of economics or science or the arts.

    “You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that's all.”

    Another quote:
    “I hope when people ask what you're going to do with your English degree and/or creative writing degree you'll say: 'Continue my bookish examination of the contradictions and complexities of human motivation and desire;' or maybe just: 'Carry it with me, as I do everything that matters.'

    And then smile very serenely until they say, 'Oh.”

    Ira glass on creativity (1:54)
  • On Creativity

  • Ed Ruscha (7:20)
  • Video

  • Tim Brown (about 28 Min)
  • Creativity and Play

  • Susan kae Grant (8:28)
  • Video

  • David Whyte -The Conversational Nature of Reality (51 min)
  • David Whyte interview
  • In class listen to intro (first min) and then from 42 min on (The beautiful question and a reading of "Working Together.") In your own time, I encourage you to listen to the whole thing.

    Yo La Tengo (3:42)
  • Live interview

  • Dustin Yellin (7:32)
  • Journey through the mind of an artist

  • Maggie Taylor (8)
  • Process and Inspiration

  • William Kentridge (2:38)
  • On his process

  • Charles Purdy (Article)
  • Breaking Through Mid-Project Creative Block

  • Maybe:

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (8 min)
  • Some of how they work

  • William Kentridge (30 min)
  • How we make sense of the world


  • Important Links

    Lev Manovich
  • Course on visualization and database theory

  • Kevin Kelly At TED
  • What technology Wants.

  • Artist Statement Examples

    One description on how to write an artist statement can be found [HERE], but it is far from conclusive. Here are a few good examples of digital media artists writing about their work.

    Additional Readings


    Library Liason for the Arts

    Amy Fry
    afry@bgsu.edu
    Associate Professor, Electronic Resources Coordinator
    Bowling Green State University
    Jerome Library
    Bowling Green, OH 43403

    Link for students to make an appointment with a librarian (in general): General Librarian Link
    Link for students to make an appointment with Amy Fry: Amy Fry's Link