A Crazy Project

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Understanding how the world has changed was the first start to our newest project.

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

— Steve Jobs, 1997

To understand what being a ‘Crazy One’ means, we looked at one another to think of defining characteristics. Just as the Apple says, the ‘Crazy Ones’ push past social norms, tackle problems and push the human race forward. To better understand how that’s been done in the past. We looked at three movies about ‘Crazy Ones’.  These three movies were a great way for myself and others to improve on communication/collaboration through Socratic seminars. By being more prepared to these three seminars and having smaller groups, I felt more comfortable contributing. This helped me have a better understanding on how I can show others what an impact maker is.

Todd “Digger” Fiander co-founded the NSMBA alongside Dan Cowan, creating trails which changed how the world viewed mountain biking on the North Shore. Todd also reinvented how trails were made which is why I knew his trails would be a great way to symbolize his story and impact on the community. For the exhibition, I was tasked to create an art piece as my final project before the exhibition and I knew my audience would understand his work but not who he was. This is why I chose it to be eye catching and recognizable for anyone who has taken interest in his work.

My piece told a story and kept up the nature of Todd’s work, which is one of the hardest things to capture in art or symbolism. Having work that you’re proud to present is a great feeling and I’m happy with how our group pulled everything together in the end. Thinking back to the start of the project when we were finding our definition. I think most were able to define this and connect it to their impact maker which is why this exhibition was a success in my books. 


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