Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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Wednesday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Iterating on the New: A Creativity Workshop

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Have you ever failed? Well, if so, you have something in common with the most creative people in the world. Over the last seven years, Parsons faculty John Sharp and Colleen Macklin have interviewed creative practitioners to see how they manage the inevitable failures involved in their work. Their secret? Iteration. Or in the words of Samuel Beckett, learning to "fail better.”

Join Macklin and Sharp in a hands-on creativity workshop to imagine a better future through failing better. The workshop will use techniques learned from a variety of fields and practitioners—from chefs to skateboarders, filmmakers to winemakers, and toy designers to comedians.

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Colleen Macklin

Associate Professor Of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, MA International Affairs '13
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, a professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder and co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab... Read More →
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John Sharp

Associate Professor of Games And Learning, Parsons School of Design
John Sharp is a designer, art historian, curator, and educator with 30 years of involvement in the creation and study of art and design. John's current design work focuses on cultural games, artgames and non-digital games. His current research addresses game and play aesthetics, the... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Klein Conference Room - A510