Stanford started offering free online courses a while back, and one of the courses they offered is called A Crash in Creativity and it’s by Tina Seelig.
I signed up for it with two of my friends, and every week there are assignments that challenge us to be creative. Although sometimes thinking out of the box, brings the best and worse in us.
I thought I’d share some of the um.. stuff we came up with for the course.
The first assignment was to create a book cover for your autobiography and write a short 100 words or less author bio. I have to admit that I sorta cheated because my NaNoWriMo novel last year an exaggerated version of my autobiography, so i already made a cover then. So here it is:
Hello Kitty is a term for Asian women who are seen as harmless and, ideally, as voiceless.
They say cats have nine lives. Hello Kitty is a cat, therefore she has nine lives.
We are different people to different people.
is born in September in Taiwan.
Hsiao Wei Chen
is raised in Manila, Philippines. She goes to an elite Christian school from kindergarten until high school, where she is expected to get good grades and graduate with honors.
thinks that she is an artist, because she writes poetry and draws portraits of people from magazine using charcoal.
doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life.
Chii, Misa, Lightning
are characters from comic books and video games. They are also masks that she sometimes wears to escape reality and wield elaborate weapons.
is on her 3rd programmer job since graduating with a degree in Computer Science.
writes tutorials on programming as if she’s such an expert.
is a niece and a granddaughter. She goes to family dinners, where there’s too much food and gossipy aunts who ask about potential husbands.
“All my life, everybody has seen me a certain way. What do you see? “