Friday, 15 February 2013
A good friend introduced me to Pinterest this week. She has been using it with her students to create mood boards as they work towards designing garments in response to the work of Tim Walker and his recent exhibition at Somerset House.
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own pinboards, or ‘like’ photos.
Source: Wikipedia.

Having signed up to the service this week, I quickly started scrolling through the vast library of images available and consequently browsing through some of the boards other users had created.  

The beauty of this program is its simplicity; ease of use, the diversity and sheer quantity of its users. Within minutes, I found myself bursting out of a bubble that I found myself isolated within and embracing a global community packed with ingenuity and vision. Furthermore, it took very little effort for me to give something back to this community through my board as what it did by re-pinning images from others.

I would like you to consider using Pinterest to help inspire your own creative journeys in response to the Exam Unit and question. Use it to help visualise and extend your links, connections and themes through your own boards. This could add an additional layer to your research and help you become more involved and motivated by your ideas.

I intend to generate a number of boards that focus on questions and themes raised in the Exam Paper and post links to these on the blog during Half-Term.


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