Assignment Details HUMA-1301.990: Intro to Humanities I
Creative Project and Reflection 100 pts
Due Jan 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM
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The Creative Project is a work of "translation." Instead of being a work that translates one language into another language, this work will translate a work in one medium into another. Keep in mind that in your "translation," you are not describing or writing about the work of art you have chosen. Rather, you should think of it as capturing the essence of the source you have chosen. To this end, here are some tips to get you on your way.
Once you have chosen which work you wish to use as your source (and it can be in any medium, and it does not have to be a work that has come up in our discussions), consider the following questions:
1. Medium 1 to Medium 2: "If this medium (Medium 1) were another medium (Medium 2), what would it say? How would it sound? How would it look?"
• For this, you should consider the mood of the source. If it seems dark, you would want to use words that express its darkness, or the feeling that it gives to the reader.
• Essentially, you are reversing what we do when we read - readers try to envision the setting or the characters that they are reading about; here, you are trying to find the words that will replicate in the reader's mind the image you have chosen.
• If you decide to translate in another way (text to image, image to sculpture, image to music, music to image, etc.), the questions are the same.
2. Reflection on your translation process
• For your reflection, you will consider the choices that you made in the process of completing your translation - this could be word choice, choice of colors (if you draw or paint), etc.
• There is no "right" or "wrong" answer for your reflection. As long as it "reflects" how you made the choices that you did, then you are doing what you need to do.
As you work to complete this assignment, make sure that you look at (and listen to) the presentation on the Creative Project that I put on Canvas. It will not only give you some advice on how to complete it, but it will also provide you with an example of an "image to text" translation. In it, I included the original photograph and the text as well. While your completed work does not need to sound just like the example, it should help you to see how a translation is not a description.
• Translation: No particular length requirement - it should be determined by your source
o Your translation needs to translate the source effectively
• Reflection: Between 1 paragraph and 1 page.
Make sure that you double space any text that you use (for readability).