“How many ways can an articulate alien analyse an animated robot?”
“Imagine you have just landed on Earth.
You have come from a distant planet…
…in a galaxy far, far away”
And you land here.
You blend in!
Being a highly inquisitive species
you start some Exploratory Research
(Exploratory Research is undertaken when few or no previous studies exist. The aim is to look for patterns, hypotheses or ideas that can be tested and will form the basis for further research.)
Some words in a language you do not understand appear on the glowing area in front of you.
Robots Of Brixton https://vimeo.com/25092596
Free write about what you saw for 5 minutes
Write down as much as you can about the
film you just saw. Describe it. Analyse it. Situate it.
Whatever first comes into your head. What did it may you feel/think about?
Do not censor your thoughts.
Write continuously for 5 minutes without stopping.
If you get stuck just write down the same
word over and over and over and over again.
Through some waves that you
find out are called
you understand on Earth…
(Free Writing is the act of writing without
hesitating, and without self-censoring, accepting everything as it comes. This can help writers get started and sometimes unblock writers who are stuck. The process can yield ideas too as the writer gives up control to some extent. It has precedents in automatic writing, employed by the Surrealists, but that tended to have connotations of spiritual interventions, literally ‘ghost writing’.)
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