Students from QUT Creative Industries are remixing Willow Pattern, the 24-Hour Book based on its complete data set. This series of posts follows their progress.
This is the first in my series of blog entries regarding Willow Pattern: The 24-Hour Book Remixed project. If you’ve skimmed through the page and the previous blogs uploaded, you should by now get the gist that we, a group of 8 QUT students, under the supervision of our very talented mentor Dr. Sam Burch, are creatively responding to a book that was written and published all within 24 hours.
Let me start by saying that when I read the proposal to join this project, I was thrilled. I mean, what a creative and innovative idea to collaborate and publish a book in 24 hours. My second thought was: these people must be crazy, and therefore I must delve into their minds and discover what prompted them to do this. This thought process worked out extremely well after we had met up with Simon Groth, one of the talented authors of the Willow Patterns book who works for the Queensland Writers Centre. He explained to us that his vision for the project, and for the future of the 24-Hour Book, was to explore the entire creative process of making the book, rather than just the final product. This left me feeling even more thrilled as I was, and am, so excited to explore the who, what, when, where and how of the creative process. If you’re wondering what I mean by the creative process, head on over to my fellow group member Emily’s blog post, and have a read of her explanation, and her interesting thoughts on it.