Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kongratulations Just Keep Rolling In Korner

Dear TKK Staff,

As an avid and longtime follower of your work, I would just like to say "bravo" on 10 years of Kreationism online. The Kreation Korner, apart from being immensely entertaining, is immensely important. Specifically, the staggering variety of the posts you produce, both in terms of medium and content, serves as an antidote to the hostile divisiveness threatening to collapse our society. One day you publish an avant-garde audio track, then a poemovie the next day, then a pithy nugget of Korner Wisdom the next. Your multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary approach, I think, reflects the complexity of the world and encourages a humble, reflective, practical way of being and acting in our communities--not dissimilar to a good liberal arts education, which I am a staunch advocate of. I am gravely concerned by the continuing and growing ascendancy of single-track ideologies--whether they be God, Money, or Science--and the fear, hatred, and fanaticism they breed. Thank you, Kreation Korner, for encouraging the sort of rumination and discourse needed to underpin beneficial courses of action rather than appealing to my baser tendencies through conventional morality and evangelism.

Sincerely,

Mark Schickthiser, PhD
Visting Lecturer of American Studies
Caldwell College

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thanks, you!

Dear Korner Faithful,

Warmest greetings and fondest regards on this 13th day of September, 2017. Today is the day we've waited 14 years for--the tenth anniversary of The Kreation Korner. The staff has prepared for this day for some time, racking our brains to devise the proper post to acknowledge and celebrate this milestone. But can a single blog entry fully capture the impact and essence of an enterprise as vast, varied, and far-reaching as The Korner? We ultimately said "no," and will not presume to do so. Suffice it to say, what started in 2007 as two young Kreationists who didn't know any better, with nothing but a Blogger account and a dream, has grown over the past decade into a body of work containing 520 posts (that's an average of one per week, for all you mathletes) composed of 93,000 words, 205 images, 50 videos, and 45 songs and audio recordings kreated lovingly by a kommunity of over 80 kontributors. Speaks for itself, no? We won't pat ourselves on the back--we'll leave that up to our multitude of fans and well-wishers whose tributes we will share as they inevitably come in. It's been a pleasure and an honor to share the magic of Kreationism with you all these years, and we can't thank you enough for your unrelenting interest and support and for holding us dearly in your hearts and minds. Although the future is of course unwritten, The Kreation Korner's momentum is strong as ever and we have no plans to stop anytime soon.

Kréation Sans Limites, Friends,

The Kreation Korner Team


TKK founders Patrick M. Watson (left) and Henry York (right), from back in the days of yore.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Poet's Korner

I am a good person

I binge on snackable content

I donate to many great businesses

Why am I sick all the time?

Why does nothing work?

Why am I so sad?

 --Greg Purt


Friday, September 8, 2017

You should be dancing, yeah

For the second time ever, The Kreation Korner is dipping a tap-shod toe into the exciting medium of dance. Three years ago, Chris Peebles experimented with purely spontaneous body movement as kreative expression. His goal was to experience and share something truly transcendent by shedding of the scales of konventionality but was ultimately dubious as to whether he achieved that. Now, rather than rejecting kultural influences wholesale, Chris--still married to the idea of dance as a gateway to the ecstatic--has opened himself up to external influences and best practices--specifically from the folkloric dance of his Basque antecedents. In the following Living Documents music video (this post doubles as the vid's offish release, btdubz), you'll see Peebles incorporate variations on traditional technique into more kontemporary free-form maneuvers for a sum total that we feel honors the tried-and-true while embracing the new. Should we embrace kulture or push it away? Is kulture a chain to shackle us or can we shimmy up that chain to a higher plane? The answer we come to time and time again is that the preferred approach is a thoughtful, continuous oscillation between the two poles. Oscillation fires the Furnace of Kreation. As Chris Peebles himself said years ago, "all things in life are oscillation." Aupa:

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Kumulo-korner

Welcome. This past week at The Korner our pipeline was looking at little thin so we asked our in-house staff and greater network of kontributors to scrape the bottoms of their figurative and literal kreative barrels for something, anything, for us to post. The submission that caught our eye most is the following triptych of forms Known Universe saw in the fluffy clouds drifting lazily across the Boise sky and translated onto sketch paper one afternoon in March 2016. All this time, we thought clouds were just visible masses of water droplets and other tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere. Turns out they're a wellspring of kreativity too! We really didn't know clouds at all. Thanks, Known. Look up: