Social Nonsense: Creative Diversions for Two or More Players - Anytime, Anywhere

Social Nonsense: Creative Diversions for Two or More Players - Anytime, Anywhere

Paperback

$15.62 $16.95 Save 8% Current price is $15.62, Original price is $16.95. You Save 8%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, April 2

Overview

Social Nonsense is a collection of fun activities you can do after you’ve ordered at a restaurant and are waiting for your food; when everyone is chilling in your living or dorm room; when you want to have kids do an interesting and creative activity in a group setting; whenever you have a little extra time with your friends and your hands are moving dangerously close to your phones.

Collaborative art, writing, or storytelling can unlock surprising truths, and show people they are more creative than they know. These games are fun … even for people who would never say they're “creative,” who don’t think they can draw, write, or tell stories, and normally don’t do this sort of thing. Each activity is accompanied by instructions, examples, and commentary.

Put away your screens and enjoy creating something memorable!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733283625
Publisher: Douglas Shaw
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 420,327
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Doug Shaw is a mathematics professor who has won many awards for his teaching. He's also been a systems engineer, emcee, keynote speaker, street-busker, variety show performer, comedy troupe director, cheese slicer, and elected member of the Cedar Falls school board. He's facilitated workshops about teaching, mathematics, improv, creativity, innovation, and all sorts of things since 1995 in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Montreal. He's waiting to be invited to present in Hawaii, Scotland, or any other place his family wants to visit.

Courtney Beadel is a creative freelancer based out of Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and four cats. Her primary work currently is in UI/UX Design but she also enjoys other types of graphic design work as well. In her free time, she writes sci-fi romance novels and geeks out over simulation video games. She was one of the selected winners of the 2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jill Bernard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Exquisite Corpse (Sentence). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Exquisite Corpse (Drawing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Pictures & Phrases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Story Spine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Exquisite Corpse (Word). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Foreign Poet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

One Word Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Opposites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Essence of a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Backstory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Modern Dictionary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Bookmarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Restaurant Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Blindfolded object. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Portkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

Sorting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

The Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Automatic Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Automatic Drawing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Story Spine, Revisited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

Boggle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Fast Food Joyce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

Portkey, Revisited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

Dada Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Facilitating Tips!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

Share!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

About The Author! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

About You!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142

Acknowledgements!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

Bibliography!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

Customer Reviews