Monday, April 5, 2010
Children AND breakfast cereal ARE our future. How else to make Van Gogh interesting to students besides the whole ear getting cut off story? Make a scaled-up gym-size replica of one of his famous pieces. With 2 tons of cereal, humanities teacher Doyle Geddes helped students recreate the painter’s Starry Night. From rough outline to final product, the project was completed in about 14.5 hours. (Here’s a time-lapse of the entire thing and here’s Geddes talking about it.) After the public got a chance to view it, the cereal was then donated to a local pig farm. Circle of life! Seeing this, I thought, great idea for a cereal and thought a major company was behind it. Not that Malt-O-Meal doesn’t have a few brands, but the name Kellogg’s you know. M-O-M, not so much. While the company promotes its food donation program, this stunt is exactly the kind of thing that was made for their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Posted 2:31 AM