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Booksfromthefuture Summer School 2014

A ten-day summer workshop in London on book design that focuses on self-initiated, practice-based inquiry. Participants of the programme will each design a section of the 1884 science fiction novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, to be published by Booksfromthefuture in collaboration with designer Dante Carlos. In this setting, thinking and making will be experienced simultaneously rather than as separate phases of the design process. As a re-imagining of story and format, participants will discover both individual and collaborative methods that blend research and practice into a single act.

15 places available
7–18 July 2014
Application deadline 20 May 2014


 ”You took too much Ambien and fell asleep in an armchair he whispers in her ear. Forgetfulness bends and lives on the outskirts of a town in a place where they will never ever find the body. This is all a hot, hot dream.”

Hot Dream, Lexi Covalsen

The first fifty copies of “Teaching Jenny How to Grind: An Anthology of Writing from the 2014 WTR Summer Workshop” are free! Use coupon code “superstition” to get yours now!


It was 25 years ago this summer, that Danny Elfman served as a creative advisor during the 1989 Composers Lab held at the Sundance Resort.

Soon independent filmmakers and film composers will gather at Skywalker Sound for the 2014 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab for Feature Film, where they will broaden their skills, deepen their understanding of film music, and better understand how music and sound, together, can enhance the impact of storytelling.

Check out more on the 2014 filmmakers and composers here.

Photo by John Schaefer 


Summer workshop Transgress Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam zomer 2010
Thema: Transgress (Thomas Oles, Lector Living Landscapes)
1. a. trans. To go beyond the bounds or limits prescribed by (a law, command, etc.); to break, violate, infringe, contravene, trespass against. 2. a. To go or pass beyond (any limit or bounds). Oxford English Dictionary, 1989.

Book for Summer Creative Journaling Workshop

A one-day workshop to get writing and keep writing.

It’s time to harvest words, thoughts, dreams - join Lisa D’Onofrio and Simmone Howell for a one-day workshop in Daylesford. Writing, drawing, maps, memory and daydreaming are some of the tools we use to express ourselves. Whether you are blocked or on the brink of a new project, Creative Journaling is a non-threatening exploratory workshop to inspire and invigorate your writing.

Sunday February 12 at The Readers, Vincent St Daylesford.
10m - 3.30pm including tea and cake!



Hey everyone here’s the video from my dance workshop that I taught a couple of days ago. And make sure to come out every Monday for more VSU Modern workshops! VSU Modern Weekly Summer Dance Workshops (2013 EDITION)!!! Thanks again for everyone who came out and learn. Now…. enjoy!

No New Friends - Drake

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The second day of the workshop went very well. Yesterday, I stayed up till 1am preparing the materials needed for the session, mostly templates, for each phase of the project. I was extremely worried I’d fail, I even thought I’d stop going, and simply quit from the start. It was a strange feeling. Eventually, I tried not to think about what could go wrong and focus on what could go right. 

At first, only 6-7 students arrived. I didn’t expect more so I proceeded with the first exercise. Around 15 minutes later, 10 more students showed up. I was perplexed for a few moments to be honest; frightening but also exciting. We ran out of time so we decided we’d finish the last part first thing tomorrow. 

Today’s main focus area was:

  • Forget about what you know and draw only what you see. Haha, I actually told them ” un-educating the educated mind..” Most of them did not get it, of course!
  • Breaking down an object into a simpler form. Which reminds me I need to go over the materials and check if it’s possible to get them better, more useful ones. 

The challenges:

  • Color analogy
  • And again, communicating them in Arabic..!

Looking forward to our 3rd session.