Tag Archives: Influence

Influence and Persuasion

Bloggers are funny, optimistic people.  We write (among many other reasons) to share gems of wisdom we stumble upon, in the hope it helps somebody else.  We hope to persuade and to change minds.  The desire is for better perspectives … Continue reading

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The Magic of Art Creates the Future

Artists are magicians, in the sense that art is emotionally affective and it plants the seeds of ideas in people’s minds.  It has the power to influence and transform society.  Art can be thought of as magical because it is … Continue reading

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What They Want You To Think – The Problem of Corporate Patronage

A good friend of mine was watching some re-runs of Lassie programmes from the 1954 to 1959 series.  It is nostalgically thought of as a time of innocence.  We remember that period of time through rose-tinted glasses and recall how … Continue reading

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Changing Your Mind

Whether by default or design, artists change minds.  It’s an unavoidable part of what they do.  Some artists are aware of this and make it their purpose to change minds in particular, deliberate ways.  Others are seemingly oblivious to the … Continue reading

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Bad Social Habits

This is an interesting and thought provoking idea: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/01/the-first-thing-you-do-when-you-sit-down-at-the-computer.html My daily routine consists of waking up around 6AM, listening to the news on Radio 4, and then going to run a bath.  While the bath is filling, I usually start … Continue reading

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Three Rules for Starving Artists

1.  In order to create your art, you must survive.  This is the most important rule. 2.  In order for your art to make a difference to anybody, it must exist. 3.  Repeat rules 1 and 2, ad infinitum.

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