Tinkering

Upon reading and watching the video pertaining to tinkering, it felt more like a review more than learning it for the first time. I was quite shocked when the article announced that the conception of tinkering was limited to engineering and other scientific works. I disagree with that statement because coming from a line of creative production courses, tinkering seems to be omnipresent with everything from science to the arts. For example, when working on an animation, it is impossible to write up a script, design the characters, shoot the piece, and edit the film without tinkering. Each step requires its own form of tinkering or manipulation. Some change in the first stage will completely alter the final state of the product. Tinkering also applies to essay writing, when a sentence or paragraph must be changed because of any reason which may surface.

I tinker a lot with my own thoughts, which feels like the most important form of tinkering. This is because the imagination can be anything and working with that can create amazing things. Tinkering with the arts should be thought of more than science, because “art is never finished, only abandoned” (Da Vinci). People today have such busy lives, they don’t have time to just stop and think, to be bored. To tinker with their thoughts if only for ten minutes, who knows what the outcomes are. Most of my creative projects shape into my head when I’m alone, just relaxing. Allowing myself to get bored is sometimes the most exciting part of my day.