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'Play-Doh to plato' - UChicago.. Play -Doh's prespective


luvicemocha 2 / 20  
Jan 2, 2012   #1
okay well just have a bit of done but can you guys correct grammar and tell me if I'm going the right way???

Prompt: Find a connection between Play-Doh to plato

I am Play-Doh. My touch is soft, moist and smooth but not sticky. My smell is wonderful, the perfect combination between salty and sweet. I am entertainment for young minds. I can bring back memories of long lost childhood full imagination and creation. I can be the best past time. I am the first canvas for child's imagination, the first source of creation. My shape can be transformed into anything imaginable, although many times people just us me to replicated objects already in existence. Like house, chairs, animals, and common things like that. For a child, I can be the first hands on experience making their imagination come to life. The purple castle or the big, green ogre can exist thanks to me. No matter how big or small the imagination, I can capture a child's imagination more than going to Never Land with Tinker Bell's dust. I would consider myself the first canvas for any young creator. My shape will do whatever the hands order it to do. Yet, I wonder if people would disagree with me being a form of art. Well let me prove my self. First I would start by answering the most basic question before we can define if I am or I am not art.

What is art?

According to my sources, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture.

Well I guess that describes what I can become but I feel for some this might not be good enough. After all that are only my sources telling you what art is. Let's see, what we can do to prove or disprove that I'm art. Well, I know, let's see what some theorist have to say. After all, they probably know more than simple Play-Doh. Let's ask the question again.

What is art?

In Percy Bysshe Shelley's mind art is something that "acts in a divine and unapprehended manner, beyond and above consciousness". Well I'm not sure I act that way, and I do not think that the children playing with me are above consciousness, I think they are just imagining. Well then, I think I should find what art means to another person. Susan Sontag, for example, thinks that "art is an imitation of reality". I think that sounds right I am not the real object, but I feel the idea is not develop enough and might not be enough explanation. Far enough then, I think that I your eyes deserve more explanation. According to the philosopher Plato in The Republic, the products created by art "are two steps away from reality". I think we got our answer, I am two steps from reality, I am the copy of the product which a kid as seen. Furthermore, the product or image that the kid is getting an idea from was a copy from the original design. For example, the kid might have watch Monsters Inc. and decided to create a monster that look like the monster in that movie. Yet, monsters have been around for much longer the movie, as a matter of fact much longer than Disney so they got the idea of monster from someone. Therefore, shaping me into a monster is only a copy of copy of copy...

Now, do you see why I think of myself of art? Plato as allowed me to be consider art because of his ideas of it being merely copies of copies that resemble the original piece, yet where different in some way or another. Thanks to Plato I am art therefore me and Plato's ideas are related.
Jennyflower81 - / 690 96  
Jan 3, 2012   #2
My touch is soft, moist and smooth but not sticky .

My smellis wonderful, just the perfect combination between salty and sweet.

I can bring back memories of long lost childhood full imagination and creation. I can be the best past time.
You could say this: "I can be the best pass time, and bring back memories of long lost childhood full imagination and creation."

My shape can be transformed into anything imaginable, although many times people just use me to replicate objects already in existence.

But of course, instead of making me look exactly like those things look , my shape takes liberties and changes colors, sizes and almost everything.

Continue to work on your grammar, you have some really good ideas!
sonya15 4 / 29  
Jan 3, 2012   #3
isn't this essay supposed to be 1-2 pages?
OP luvicemocha 2 / 20  
Jan 3, 2012   #4
it's I'm not done yet.. I'm about half way through
articuno 1 / 16  
Jan 3, 2012   #5
I guess in a way, that reminds me of what Plato says in his book The Republic.

But it could not be, he couldn't be referring to me too -- could he?

who had the original thought

He wrote that art was sort of fake; it was only a copy of the original. The person with the original idea was the only one who had the original, though every artist and builder is just copying what the original framework established. Then, well I guess I am just a copy of the original . I am only a source with which children can create what they see, but

I can see where you're going with it; how are the updates coming along? The idea, once completed, can definitely work!

If you can, review my UChicago essay as well! Thanks!
crystal_castles 1 / 1  
Jan 3, 2012   #6
a few errors here.
"Yet, monsters have been around for much longer the movie," much longer the movie?
"Plato as allowed me to be consider art" plato HAS allowed me to be CONSIDERED as art.

I enjoyed reading this essay and overall I think it's a well written essay except the last paragraph was very vague. I'm not quite sure what point you were trying to come across and I thought you would over use words such as "monster" and "copy" too much.
OP luvicemocha 2 / 20  
Jan 3, 2012   #7
Thanks!! do u have any ideas of how I could end it to connect it to plato?
OP luvicemocha 2 / 20  
Jan 3, 2012   #8
i will in a sec!! thanks for the help!


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