Marshmallow Towers, and some ideas on continuity and naivety…

We were given this challenge in today’s lecture, and having watched the video it makes sense that children are able to produce among the most successful structures. It is becoming more and more clear to me as Dr. Gareth Loudon’s teaching goes on, that the restrictions imposed by curriculum, and the intense process of education itself, forms the barriers which prevent the creative processes of the young mind to thrive through to adulthood. I think it is particularly obvious when realising that adults always strive for continuity. So often people label the work of children as naive, but perhaps the process of growing into adulthood, and growing into increased self-recognition and consciousness, and as a result increased continuity means that we become more, not less naive.

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