Tag Archives: Clarity

Conjuring

To the uninitiated (and even to initiates), the process of turning nothing into something, as artists do, is mystical and magical.  How does the raw material mutate into a work of art?  What is the mysterious power of imagination to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Documentaries?

Lately, there has been a trend to try to make complex subjects palatable and easy to digest, by making video documentaries about them.  They come in all grades of production values, from a single web cam “piece to camera” recording, … Continue reading

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The Best in the World

What are you the best in the world at?  It turns out that this is what you have to be, to get noticed and hired, these days.  You have to be recognised as being the obvious choice.  You have to … Continue reading

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Allusion and Point of View in Lyrics

After a couple of glasses of wine last night, I made the dreadful mistake of going onto twitter and tweeting while under the influence.  There was a well-known song writer on at the same time, who writes wonderful music and … Continue reading

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Magical Music

I have always felt there is some magical power about music, but I have recently heard some applications of music that surprised even me. Music, to me, is an essential element in helping me think clearly.  I find music to … Continue reading

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Stand Back and Get a New Viewpoint

When I paint, I have found that if I stay the same distance from the canvas the entire time, I can lose perspective and distort my image unintentionally.  Because of the length of my brushes, I usually have to be … Continue reading

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Beware of the Bias

Salience bias is the fascinating tendency humans have to worry about dramatic things (explosions, disasters, big fierce animals, etc.), rather than to objectively evaluate the odds. Confirmation bias (or myside bias) is a tendency for people to prefer information that confirms … Continue reading

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