"Sometimes You’ve Got to Run With Scissors in Order to be a Cut Above"
My lifetime of experience includes stints as a professor of graphic design, as a practicing creative director and business owner with four Fortune 500 companies as clients, illustrator, entrepreneur (creator of the Alphabotz and their Superphonic Decoder Cards, and blogger (www.cutzandpastes launches next week). Currently working to develop a gamified approach to English Language Learning called Phonix Comix.
Great course—would love to hear about the outcome. I actually had a similar idea and presented it during my MFA thesis defense back in 2007. I was asked the question, “Do you think that design will continue to be the provenance of Art Schools,” and I responded, “No.” They were shocked. Do you remember the book, Cluetrain Manifesto . . . The train keeps leaving the station, and no one gets on! Enrollment is declining, new players emerge daily—we HAVE to get out of our silos and get on that train, yesterday!!!
Thank you so much for your kind words and links. StartUp Weekends are a great way to test the waters and work out kinks. And just like this challenge, you meet such amazing people and your resources magnify by powers of ten. Your idea for rural and underserved communities is outstanding. I especially love your inclusion of mental health services. Our ideas are quite sympatico!