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ERIC Number: ED318461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Computer & the Right Side of the Brain.
McWhinnie, Harold J.
This paper presents a discussion of the use of microcomputers and computer graphics programs as basic design experiences which relate as much to the right as to the left side of the brain. It reviews selected research in art education that shows the importance of the right brain in various areas of creative behavior and in developing drawing skills. It is argued that the microcomputer allows the artist-user to function both analytically and intuitively--on both the left and right sides of the brain--with a high degree of visual and perceptual literacy, intuitive and creative insight, and aesthetic awareness. A personal experience is described involving the use of the computer with the right brain approach in computer graphics and computer assisted design. The paper concludes with comments on the work of Betty Edwards and Mona Brookes as well as observations on their ideas based upon tape recorded interviews conducted at the Los Angeles meeting of the National Art Education Association in April of 1988. (5 references) (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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