A lecture at Merz Akademie, Research: Tutorial, Noob. Special Tag: High Level Folklore

Mission: The aim of the course is to use restricted consumer software to design unique items of our western culture and record this process in a video tutorial.

This lecture for 1st/2nd grade students of Merz Akademie had two missions:

  • 1. Illustrate a cultural important piece with a ordinary consumer design software (from google to microsoft) - if possible develop a little story around this piece.
  • 2. Make a documentation of this process and put it as video on your YouTube channel.

Beside knowing every lesson another software, getting experienced with design tools and common functions/workflows the course sharpens the awareness of Today's cultural objects and reflects the student‘s approach to the design task.

Website of this lecture, featuring research and more material.

HOWTO paint the New Museum with Micosoft Powerpoint by Oliver Rübener

HOWTO bowl cambells cans in Google Sketch Up by Lisa Hofmann

HOWTO draw Mickey Mouse with Google Draw by Charlotte Hofstetter

The results of the course with 12 students are 47 videos in 5 days. This little trailer shows some more examples (Thanks to Daniel Bernstorff) Also jump to the website of the course or direct to our Channel for more informations.

Used Tags

Transfering Knowledge Through Teaching:

„A tutorial is one method of transferring knowledge and may be used as a part of a learning process. More interactive and specific than a book or a lecture; a tutorial seeks to teach by example and supply the information to complete a certain task. Depending on the context a tutorial can take one of many forms, ranging from a set of instructions to complete a task to an interactive problem solving session (usually in academia).“

-- WikiLeaks,

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