The past few weeks have been busy for Sean Wheeler’s 10th grade Literature class. They have opened their boxes, received their Catalysts and have begun the process of building, and writing about, their seats.
We’re still making Catalysts for other classes, having just received another shipment of metal to send Catalysts out to @Vendram1n and his students.
Sean’s students have been blogging quite a bit about the project. From their Manifestos to noting their feelings about the project. To highlight a few more recent posts:
“I feel like I’m being told to do a chair to function as a chair. Mine bends the rules a bit because my function is my form in a sense, because it is planned to be an art piece.” –Jack
“While I’m constructing my Wikiseat, I plan on using Emerson’s principles to help me along the way. I’m making my chair to solve a problem, my problem. I’m not going to waste my time worrying about other people’s problems or trying to compare to other people’s problems, because my problems are the ones I need to solve.” –Sommer
“Twenty years from now, I’m not going to remember the things I learned by doing worksheets and tests; I’m going to remember the one class that did everything a little differently and stood out from the rest of them.” –Ghadeer
“I know that while working on my chair, I will have some doubts about my choices and I may change my mind about what I’m doing, but I’m also going to trust myself, and I will have a great chair at the end of this.” –Katya