Uncreative Design

Response Week 2

Prashast posted Questions… by Prashast Thapan (1) in Reading Responses, Response Week 2


1. In the context of the design world today, is uncreative design an acceptance or rejection of technology?



2. The act of choosing and reframing says a lot about us based on what we choose and how we repurpose, and of course, the question of why we did it in the first place. Is this process of working any different from painting where more direct gestures are used to create a “more original” form?



3. Can we find examples of self-aware uncreative design don’t need to be taken with a grain of salt? Does something become innately exaggerated or humorous due to the process of uncreative design?

Morgan posted Reading Response ch. 1–3 in Reading Responses, Response Week 2

1. Do yo think authorless literature will every catch on as a mainsteam form of writing?

2. If so, do you think society would benefit from this?

3. Goldsmith says “A paratextual reading of my e-mail would claim all the new texts as being of equal importance to the nursery rhyme.” when the nursury rhyme is translated into a form of computer language. Seeing as we grew up with the computer, many of us think to search in a ‘keyword’ form. Do you agree with a paratextual reading being of equal importance to the original poem?

4.  How many buzzwords can you count in ch. 1–3?

tina posted quesitons in Response Week 2

“refrained in terms of responsibility” (8)
Implies a code of ethics. Is there a responsible way to plagiarize? What would such responsibility entail?

“It’s impossible to suspend judgment and folly to dismiss quality” (10)
How do we create a new framework for judging and valuing work that is “unoriginal”?

How do we “invert our normative relationship” to graphic design to “reframe, rethink, and invert [its] standard uses”?  What are some contemporary examples of this reframing (in graphic design)?(49)

Minkyoung posted Questions for Week2: ch.1–3 in Reading Responses, Response Week 2

1. Can selecting be called creation? If so, what is difference between a library(archive) and an artwork?

2. Where is the boundary between being influenced by an artwork and remix(using the artwork as a source)?

3. What is the difference between détournement and appropriation?


Teddy posted Reading Response Questions for Week 2 in Response Week 2

1. Does the value of a poem change when viewed as coded markup from a sent email? If so, in what ways does the transformation affect how the piece is valued and understood?

2. Goldsmith makes a distinction between textual data and textual information when discussing the searchability (or lack thereof) of a video file on his computer. Is it fair to make such a distinction or is it perhaps too human-centric? Is it the computer that does not understand what is happening in a particular video frame (because it cannot describe it in English) or is it simply us who do not understand how the machine interprets the textually-driven frame (in the language of binary)?

3. Is détournement an ethical means of communication or is it inherently an act of malice against the original content creator?

“Our air is now chokingly thick with language posing as silence.” (52)

Dana posted Dana Elkis : Chapter 1-3 : Reading Responses in Reading Responses, Response Week 2

# There is a little conflict that ran in my head during my reading : A hugh Desire to have free information while having our intuition of privacy. How can we protected ourselves when there is no ssn in the internet ?

# Aren’t there any risk in this Free Culture ? Do you Think that in a certain point there will be boundaries for this remix culture ? should we have some ?

# what is a “fair use” in remix ? who can judge such thing ?

# we are living in a world who manufacture simulations for us. were hardly experiencing anything live. remix is just another layer for this simulations.Taking us one step further from the original. is there any truth in this culture ? maybe its all just representative of the truth that some of us maybe in the future wont even experience live ever.

# Does remix culture actually respect the original work as created ?

# When will we know to stop in a processes like Derive ? in this kind of process it seems like were building our identity from others. what about our roots ? usually when we copy or imitate another its because we don’t have much confidence in ourself. maybe in our ever changing world we are loosing our confident and seeking it in others? because all this possibilities stability has become very hard to achieve. remix might be the cure for our own lack of confident and identity blurriness ?





Jamar posted 3 Questions for 9/18 in Response Week 2

1) Even though creative borrowing happens quite often in literature and is ironically lambasted, the push for this type of creative writing doesn’t seem to take root in academic writing for good, logical reasons. However, if it were to take precedence, how would it formulate within the context of academic writing (something other than citing other work)?

2) Uncreative writing seems to take on the form of art piece or a swift essay, or… pride and prejudice and zombies; can its methodology and practice manifest into a novel? If so, are there any examples of such things? All that comes to mind is “popcorn writing” or RP writing in which many users contribute to a single story in hopes of creating a comprehensive story.

3) In context of graphic design, is it possible to re-appropriate another designer’s style? Are there ways to create systems to borrow from other people’s work, not necessarily taking the image, but the basis or fundamental form that image utilizes?