Idea Channel classic clips for art (and arty ideas…)
Let me introduce you to the PBS Idea Channel…and please, get on YouTube immediately if you haven’t watched Mike Rugnetta in these lively clips! They can be great conversation starters in the classroom, and often become those ‘tell me, what do YOU think?’ moments. Here are some of my favourites.
Is The Web Browser Replacing The Art Gallery?
Are Internet Memes Art?
Does the Kinect Make Microsoft an Arts Benefactor?
Does Nail Art Prove That Anything Can Be A Canvas For Artistic Expression? (A great starter for thinking about the battle between art and craft)
Is Instagram The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Photography?
Are Memes and Internet Culture Creating a Singularity?
Is a Tagged Instagram More Than Just a Photo?
Is Minimalism the Secret To Hello Kitty’s Success? (Great definition of minimalism, and consumerism)
Top 5 Most Artful Video Games
Is Super Mario Brothers the World’s Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art?
Are Emoticons the Future of Language? You’ll find many ideas for visual communication concepts and the evolution of expression.
If you liked this post, see our clips from Sesame Street and use them to teach us about sculpture.
My students really enjoyed looking at some of these…asked them to do one for homework att to a task where they had to discuss some other work alongside it in groups…found that many of them had watched, or skimmed at least, all of the clips. Obviously very engaging stuff.