The First Year Idea: Supporting First-Year First-Gen Composition Students
The Composition Professional Development Group focuses on the current status, available student resources, and potential university changes that may affect our first-year and first-generation college composition students.
The event will be held on Friday, April 18, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in 368 Curtin Hall.
"The function of being an artist for me … is that it’s an experimental area where I can test ways of thinking and operating and hopefully apply the results to real life. The advantage of testing them in an art context is that it doesn’t really matter if you fail. You can afford to take risks that you wouldn’t allow yourself in normal life. Having taken those risks and seen what freedoms they allow or what restrictions they impose, you are then free to extrapolate them into normal-life situation. That’s what I think is the function of culture - to teach you new way of dealing with the world.
"For example, one important idea for me has been to deliberately put people who aren’t qualified in any particular way into creative situations and say to them, ‘look, you can do it. You are capable of operating creatively, you don’t have to be skillful. It has to do with the way you use your brain, not your hands’." Brian Eno, 1975 (via jessiethatcher)