This project invites students to learn about artists that invented new tools to more deeply and creatively explore the topics they find interesting. Students are invited to identify their own creative talents and topics of interest in order to imagine a new tool they might invent themselves.

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Lesson Content

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

This is the area of the lesson plan template that provides a format for the following contents: Introduction, Objectives, Materials, Procedures, and Assessment.
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This poem was written by Hafiz, a fourteenth century poet, and translated into standard English by Daniel Landinsky.
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PopCast: Reggie Watts

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This video highlights a storyteller that uses his voice and a small machine to create one person songs that sound like full bands.
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POPTECH06 Eno

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

Musician, producer and artist Brian Eno shows how simple things can give rise to complex things—in art and life. See his artistic invention that harnesses the power of technology to be his artistic collaborator.
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Reggie Watts1

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

Writer, composer, musician and comedian extraordinaire Reggie Watts leads a musical trip that’ll get (and keep) you movin’. His homemade machine allows hiim to capture and layer his vocalizations.
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Reggie Watts2

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

Writer, composer, musician and comedian extraordinaire Reggie Watts leads a musical trip that’ll get (and keep) you movin’. His invention allows him to create his musical art!
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Express Your Creative Ideas

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

By answering the following questions, you can begin to imagine an invention you would like to create to explore your creative ideas to the fullest.
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Artistic Invention Matrix

by Deneen Frazier Bowen

This document helps students collect observations on the videos of artists and their artistic inventions.
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