Monthly Archives: January 2012

Whose Data is it Anyway?

Data!?  Why would you care about data?  You’re an artist, not a geek, right?  Creative people don’t deal with data.  That’s for computer programmers and database administrators.  Artists deal with art materials, media and squidgy, squashy, tangible stuff.  What does … Continue reading

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Expressivity and Emotion in Music

There’s something rotten at the heart of musical education, in my view and I think it’s cultural in origin.  Let me explain.  So many musicians spend so much of their time reproducing musical pieces, rather than creating original musical works.  … Continue reading

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Why Photographers Are Like Music Producers

I read a blog post today entitled “6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Photographer Should Make in 2012”.  Here’s the link.  http://mostlylisa.com/blog/2012-resolutions/ Here are the resolutions: I will learn to use my gear I will practice my technical skill I will … Continue reading

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Noticing

I think the primary skill any artist must possess is the ability to notice.  In fact, I’ll go one better.  All art is drawing attention to what you have noticed.  The very meaning of the word “aesthete” is to be … Continue reading

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Fight SOPA

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Opportunities

They have a habit of turning up when you least expect them.  Opportunities can change your life forever, but you have to be ready for them.  Some say there are more opportunities than ever before, but I think that depends.  … Continue reading

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The Problem with Teamwork

At last!  Somebody has come out and said it.  Teamwork is a very valuable thing, but it’s not the only thing.  It has its place.  Unfortunately, these days, teamwork is completely replacing the lone genius.   They’re being run out of … Continue reading

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