Tag Archives: creativity

Greenscene requests submissions for “Loam”

An important request from Kate Weiner ’15:


GreenScene wants your creative, environmentally-themed submissions for our magazine “Loam.” “Loam” will be published on recycled paper and distributed for free during Earth Month.

Are you a photographer? Take your camera outside. A poet? Be inspired. We need your creativity, environmentalism and talent!

If you have any questions or would like to submit your beautiful work, please contact cpatel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or kweiner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Submit to Wunderkammer


Submitted by the wonderful Katherine Cohen ’14, who makes some damn good soups:

A Wunderkammer (translated into English with the comparatively boring term ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’) was an encyclopedia style assortment of  interesting little objects that Renaissance and Baroque aristocrats collected. These pre-museums had no common theme, containing anything from stuffed crocodiles, to Chinese footwear, to supposed pieces of the True Cross.

In this spirit, we want to create our own Wunderkammer of the written word, an little encyclopedia of fragments and one liners, organized by subject with no attention payed to provenance, and we are seeking submissions. Please send us the best sentence (or maybe a couple of sentences, or maybe just a phrase) you ever wrote. The idea that came to you at 3 am, was scribbled down and never returned to. That one salvageable good paragraph, sentence, phrase, that you got from the wreck of your paper. The beginning of a poem you never finished. A memorably bad translation. A perfect essay title – doesn’t matter if you never wrote the essay. Send us things that make no sense. Send us things that sound good.

We’d rather you didn’t write new stuff for Wunderkammer, or edit too much. Read your old stuff. We promise treasure is already there. Please send as much as possible to wunderkammer2014[at]gmail[dot]com, by Feb 20th.

If you want to know more about the project, email me at kcohen[at]wesleyan[edu].

Move Me: Inaugural Interactive Meeting

movemeFrom Zachary Belok ’15:

Move Me is a student run semester-long workshop whose members collaborate and creatively develop vehicles to reflect, process, and act upon creativity by engaging with social issues, emotion, and politics

Date: January 24th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: Free

Open Mic at 200 Church

Lily Myers ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 want you to bring your inner poet/singer/cookie monster to 200 Church this Tuesday!

Come share your creative work — writing, music, art, anything — at 200 Church. Cookies will be provided (probably). Absolutely no experience is required.

This is a great chance to show off anything from that song you’ve been composing in the shower or that short story you’ve been writing on the back of Usdan napkins in a relaxed, non-competitive environment with current and soon-to-be-your friends.

Sign up by being at 200 Church at seven and asking one of the hosts to put you down to perform. Late signups are accepted throughout the open mic.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5th
Time: 7 PM
Place: 200 Church
Why: Cookies, performances, and people.
Bring: Yourself and everyone you know.

Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Goggles

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what Goggles is. You have to see it for yourself.” — Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999) 

The sexual frustration of a thousand men directed toward a singular creative endeavor. Beautiful, isn't it.

Happy Monday Tuesday, everyone! I know you’re all ambivalent/stressed/excited for finals, so I’ve been thinking that Wesleying needs to provide our readers with a creative outlet. Pent up energy isn’t healthy, y’know? So I present to you: Goggles.

Goggles is a fun little tool that let’s you see an extra layer on top of any website you’re browsing. Just drag the goggles button to your bookmarks bar, click the button bookmark, and then a canvas and a set of tools will magically appear on the page. Above you’ll see an example of one of Goggles’s more active drawings. Here’s what Wesleying looks like right now: