rhymes with “bean” challenging, individual, exciting limitless, ephemeral, ever-changing ubiquitous in the 60s and 70s poised for a renewal
1776 anonymous aka Thomas Paine 1517 Martin Luther 1749 Ben Franklin aka a plethera of pen names “These are the times that try men’s souls” “Give me liberty or give me death” The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country. Da·da or da·da (dä dä) n. Fr. hobbyhorse A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity.
1920s and beyond1970s punk subculture fanzine 1980s-1990s 2000s…you can guess what happened… TBA: PKY 21 st Century 7 th Grade Wheel students
What are you interested in? What’s your passion? What do you do well? What do you know? What do you want to tell others about? What do you want to show others? What do you want to make? How do you want to do it? Can you do it well in 9 weeks?
Produce one zine (any appropriate for PKY style and content you choose) Write short creative pieces for your zine content (three per week from choices offered. You may add additional text and art if you wish.) Make three brief zine talks along the way Expository speech about your zine (or essay instead) Persuasive speech relating to the subject and focus of your zine or a brief “sales pitch” advertisement for your zine using visual aids or media of some kind Show and tell of your final product and what you learned from the experience or an oral interpretation performance of one of the pieces in your zine
You are so used to guidelines and definitions and regulations that it may be a struggle to accept that there are very few rules in the world of zines. Issued by one person not for profit but for self-expression. “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.” DIY with pen, paper, scissors, glue or the latest in word processing technology…your choice. “…cut and paste, ‘sorry this was late,’ self-published magazines reproduced at Kinko’s or on the sly at work and distributed by mail or word of mouth.” Chip Rowe “…can be about toasters, food, a favorite show, thrift stores, anarchism, candy, bunnies, architecture, war, gingerbread men, activism, comics, eating, Barbie dolls—you name it. There are personal zines, music zines, sport zines, zines about politics and pop culture.” Bartel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine You will learn even more from the articles you read.
You will have a “zine about Zines” to use in class that gives you guidelines, handouts, links, assignments. We will refer to it often. You will have plenty of models to inspire you as well as editing help from the teacher and your peers. Handouts and links are on the harrellland website and zine class page for further reference. We will have at least one day per week to use the library computers. Be sure to save your work (and make back ups too) You may do all your work in class or work some at home if you wish. Games and FreeRice and other cool on-line items are available if you finish early. This is basically a workshop/share/speech class, so work ethic is important!
What a zine is and why it’s part of our world A plethera of creative writing ideas, formats, and models Several methods for making magazines and how to produce interesting designs and formats for presenting information and art The importance of having several ideas and plans from which to choose the best, and the necessity of revising and reworking these ideas and pieces More about yourself, your beliefs, your interests, and your talents How to plan brief speeches and speak effectively in front of a group That you can plan and produce a worthwhile project and stay focused on your tasks (and earn a really fun A for this part of the wheel) That you can continue to be a first class zine master and I’ll help you any time to do this!