Tag Archives: Creativity

Making Art In Dark Times

I think the thing I struggle with most is making art when my heart is aching. Unfortunately, the list of things that can make somebody pre-disposed to being an artist (a modicum of sensitivity and a heightened aesthetic sense, for … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Day Jobs

Imagine if there was a method guaranteed to reduce your personal productivity by 35 to 75 percent. Would you take it? If you could choose to leave your own technology and software tools sitting idle at home, in a comfortable … Continue reading

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Barren Workspaces

Have you ever noticed that artists’ studios and a typical office look very different? The former is filled with tools, reference materials, things to inspire and stimulate the imagination and a modicum of happy chaos. The latter is anonymous, regimented, … Continue reading

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The Extermination of Future Creativity

I’m a pretty creative guy. My brothers are too. My wife and I have two highly creative kids. We all like to make things, to produce useful things, to make a contribution and a difference. I’m sure that’s true of … Continue reading

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Things I Love About Making Art

If you’re like most artists (actually, most human beings), every now and then you’ll find yourself drifting, having lost sight of your goals completely.  You’ll feel like you’re going through the motions, but with little satisfaction.  That little self-critical voice … Continue reading

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How to Make Absolutely Anything

It turns out that there is a simple (but difficult) three step process that allows you to make absolutely anything.  This is such a powerful process that, if you don’t follow it, you probably won’t be able to make anything.  … Continue reading

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The Tedious Transhumanist

You don’t often read an analysis of what the prevailing agenda is, in Silicon Valley and what that might mean for creativity and art, but I have a foot in both camps, so to speak, so I thought I would … Continue reading

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