How many times have you caught yourself saying something similar to explain the projects you are drawn to? This semester we have been challeneged to avoid using these three words, interesting, different, and new, to express our ideas or opinions. Much like in highschool debate classes where the word like was taboo, the new word challenge is posing a comical thread into the serious business of studio. At least now I am a little more aware of my means of expression and the need for something more substantial to qualify my statements.
So here’s a challenge for those reading: try out replacing like, interesting, different, and new with more descriptive words. Let’s see how much more colorful our langauge and expression can be when we really say what we think, rather than default on insubstantial and overused language.