During week 4 of class, we had a lot of fun. First, we did a Netprov exercise. Basically, we all stood up and watched the screen in front of us which showed almost like a slide show of pictures. When the first picture appeared, the first person started off a story, something they thought would make sense with the picture. As the pictures changed, so did the story. Once the first picture was replaced by the next, it was the next person’s turn to continue the story. When we were done, the whole class wanted to do it again. If there wasn’t so much to do, we probably would have continued the entire class.
What we did at the end of class was my favorite. We participated in a Twitter chat about magic! No, not Harry Potter! #mugglelivesmatter During our break, we walked around campus and found an object that we thought could possess magical powers! My group and I chose a bottle of multi surface cleaner! We decided that if the bottle were to be squeezed, a Genie would pop out and grant three wishes! If only that were true! Each group posted their picture to the twitter chat and the rest of the class was able to guess what would happen with the specific object and what magical powers it would possess.
I think it’s amazing that in a world where everything is black or white, yes or no, right or wrong, we’re still able to have imagination. I remember as a kid, I would leave my dolls and stuffed animals in a “comfortable” position when I left for school. After all, they had to stay like that all day! Why not let them be comfy! Well, clearly, we’re all still children at heart if we are still able to animate the inanimate.