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Lesson Plans

What is art--again, with another slant--

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Clair Kerns (cwkerns)
Sun, 13 Sep 1998 06:09:12 -0500

Was talking with my oldest son ( the computer wizard) about teaching
computers and creative writing to 4th graders and Gabriel Rico's book,
Writing the Natural Way
--Hang on, I'm getting there!--
and telling him about how astonished I was with the response to her writing
from a pattern techniques--
--Hang on, I'm getting to the point--
and he tells me that "Patterns" are now the hottest subject in the computer
programming world and that this is based on the work of an architect,
Christopher Alexander, whose work has had more effect in the computer world
in the last few years than in a lifetime of writing about architecture
--getting there--
anyway, he sends me information on the guy and I did an Infoseek search and
came up with this page (among a whole bunch of other stuff w-a-a-ay over my

--scroll way down to near the bottom to "An excerpt from Book 4 of the
Nature of Order ". He's talking (I think) about the idea that "order" is
the result of a problem and its solution. I think I like the idea that
"art" happens when this natural order is attained....

At least this excerpt will give you something to think about and/or explore