One of my favorite strategies for solving a creative problem is to hack reality. I love constructing a moment so surreal that people can't tell if it’s real or not. At school I worked with a friend of mine to transform a boring message board into an absurd installation.
My friend and I had a fictional copy machine that we really needed to sell. We figured the best way to show how well it works was to cover every square inch of a message board with the same flier. We may not have sold a copy machine but we gave the school a good laugh.