Creative Thinking: To me, creative thinking means putting your own flair in all your work, and coming up with wild and unique ideas. I am a very creative thinker, my ideas are very out-there and not always realistic, but are always very creative. An example is our current mask exhibition plan. Although it wasn’t my idea, It was very similar. Mine just incorporated a social experiment too.
Risk-Taker: My definition of risk-taker is someone who is daring and unafraid to try something new. I take risks in projects, and if they don’t work out- which often happens- I try again next project with a new risky idea. I somehow don’t give up on being wild and crazy, because I know that if I can pull off a risky and creative idea, that it’s going to be amazing.
Flexibility: My personal definition of a flexible person is someone who can change quickly on the spot under pressure when something doesn’t work out. Sometimes, being a risk-taker myself, my projects don’t work out. An example of this is my mask mini-project. I wasn’t able to pull off my original idea, and instead of being flexible and changing it, I avoided it.
Collaboration: To me, collaboration is working with a group or another person effectively, and listening to everybody’s ideas. I am not good at working with groups, because I would rather work alone so I can do things my way, and I don’t have to worry about people taking credit for my work.
What do you wish to see happen with this project?
I want to see this exhibition be a totally out-of-this world, crazy, chaotic, organized, colorful, multi-medial display of socialization. It will have sculpture, masks, art, video and performers all bringing it to life. It will make people want to go back in and walk through it again to see all the rooms for the options they didn’t choose. I want this to be something that you can get lost in, and explore for hours. Something that leaves guests saying “WOW!”
What would you like to hear a parent say about this exhibition? How about a Sociology professor?
A parent would say that this is an exhibition that they actually enjoyed, and that they didn’t just come to it to support their kid. They would say that we actually taught them something too. They would say that the loved the idea and the art, and that it’s the best exhibition they’ve ever been to. A Sociology professor would say they can’t believe that a bunch of freshman pulled it off, and that what we’re learning is something that he would teach to his college students.
How do we make sure that we are presenting accurate information to our audience?
We will use what we know about socialization already, and constantly refer back to our resources. Resources being our articles, books, process photos, and sociology assignments we’ve had this year. At the end, we will have a teacher, sociology professor, or knowledgeable student fact-check us. We will be available to answer questions during the exhibition, and explain things more in-depth if need be.
Exhibition As Social Action:
What We’re Doing:
This exhibition will be a multi-medial walk through the Cycle of Socialization. You will be choosing your own path through the cycle, and witnessing art, video, and performance along the way. This exhibition will inspire you to create change, and stop harmful socialization.
Problems This Exhibition is Addressing:
We are using this exhibition as a method of social action. We are educating the community on sociology, and helping them to see that they can be the direction for change.
What I Would Be Excited About Doing/What I Want to Work On: