What does it mean? A natural questions after spending 30 mins. of class time making these little things. We are by nature “meaning mongers” as Walker Percy describes us. We work to make sense of our world.
We made and we talked. We talked about meaning making, about text and image as distillation and expansion. We talked about text and image as a social embodiment requiring submission, patience, and love.
Working with a page of random blocks of sampled internet text, a pair of scissors, and some tape the students worked in pairs for 30 mins. to “make a thing. a thing with meaning.” Here are a few examples of those “things.”