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Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe® Creative Cloud by xtine burrough

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Coda: Revision Practices

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In an advanced course that I teach, the latter half of the semester is used strictly for the revision of projects sketched as quick, weekly drafts during the first eight weeks. I begin the class with a reading and discussion of Bre Pettis and Kio Stark’s Cult of Done Manifesto [1]. The manifesto speaks to procrastinators and finishers, though much is lost on the concept of revision. While some of the 13 lines espouse great advice (Line 8 comes to mind: “Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.”), others dismiss revision (or “editing”) as a stage of development. Perhaps their point is that revision ...

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