4 Sources and Influences

In this chapter we will define what sources and influences are, discuss ways to research and organize, examine the concept of privilege, and analyze all five senses as they relate to our sources and influences.

For our purposes of sorting and organizing our research, sources are pieces of culture artists collect and use as inspiration that are not directly related to art or design. Sources can include things such as news/current events, history/archives, nature/weather, memories, science/technology, literature, philosophy/spirituality, travel/place, emotions (humor, love, etc.), social justice issues, dreams, the everyday (commuting, brushing one’s teeth, etc.), food/consumption, politics/power, the human body, mortality, ...

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