The first WCIDWT was posted entirely on a whim. The tech person at one of my schools gave me some interesting pieces of plastic, and the pack rat in me just couldn't say no.
Of course I had no idea what to do with them, so I snapped a quick picture with my BlackBerry and used Flickr to post the photo and my description/question to this blog. The whole process took less than 5 minutes, but the responses were nice enough that I ended up using the same post as a warm-up for my Art Club.
Part 2 was a similar situation, except that the source was waste scrap paper that was just too small for most of the projects I've done with my students. Again, 5 minutes of work yielded some awesome responses from both the followers of this blog and my Art Club.
So ... I think I'm going to keep this up. As I find new, unusual, unorthodox, or just plain industrial waste materials, I'll post a picture and brief description and ask for your insights.
Creativity can be an awesome thing. It can be even more awesome in a group setting.