Uncreative Design

Discussion questions for week 3

1. The instability of context is indissoluble. Are there formal steps that can be taken to recover stability? Would those maneuvers render a work uncharitable? Ungenerous? Most artists’ sites are white and minimal in design– the crystal goblet?

2. Goldsmith’s admiration for Robert Fitterman’s Directory poem stems on its use of reflection rather than expression. What, then, is Goldsmith’s text doing to these cited works? Is Goldsmith reflecting or expressing substantiations around these art works.

3. Is uncreativity bound to the cognoscenti of art? Is there an intellectual elitism at the core of this idea?