Newsweek/Nurture Shock Creativity Contest: Over on their Nurture Shock blog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman are asking readers to take questions from the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. One of the tasks is described below:
In this drawing task, participants start with an incomplete figure, often no more than a scribbled shape. They add to it, turning it into a complete image. Use the incomplete figures to make pictures. Try to make them unusual. They should tell as interesting and complete a story as possible. Give each picture a title.
Here, we’re looking for something a little different, namely, how creative can you be if you’re not constrained by a pencil and paper? Our challenge: Take the above image and make a new image, using any tools you wish. You can print out the image, draw on it, scan it back in and submit, here; you can open up the image in Photoshop and digitally alter it; you can incorporate it into a Flash movie, etc. We’re looking for originality above all. Send us your best efforts, and we’ll publish them here and on Newsweek.com.