Let's scamper some art

2020-09-28

The challenge this week is to apply one of the ideation techniques we discussed to an existing artefact so as to remediate it into another artefact.

I’m a big fan of rolling the die on the creation process, so I’ll be using this random image from randomdailyart.com:

Bomen in de omgeving van Subiaco (trees in the Subiaco area) (1777–1847), Joseph August Knip

Bomen in de omgeving van Subiaco (trees in the Subiaco area) (1777–1847), Joseph August Knip

The remediation will be with the help of randomised SCAMPER using a tool I made.

Here are the modifications I stumbled upon:

Modify

Guiding question: What can I change in this way or that way so as to achieve such and such a result?

I had some freedom here to modify the picture in any way, so I made alternating negative strips.

Modified image

Rearrange (Or Reverse)

What can I rearrange in some way – can I interchange components, the pattern, or the layout?

I then rearranged the strips.

Rearranged image

Eliminate

Guiding question: What can I remove without altering its function?

I removed every other line to get a scanline effect.

Eliminated image

There you have it. It might be interesting to script this process to randomise a whole bunch of these.

This post was written during week 2 of the module Development Practice.

Update

I wrote a follow-up to this post.

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