Tag Archives: Innovation

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 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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The Unbridgeable Yawning Chasm

We torment ourselves.  Many creative, imaginative people dream up grandiose, highly ambitious schemes that can never be realised.  Either they lack the resources, the time, the energy, the skills or their plan is just too complex and intricate.  Perhaps its … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazca Lines

While flipping channels on the television, in a dazed, distracted stupor, I caught the end of a programme about Nazca lines and it piqued my interest.  It brought back a vague, indistinct memory, from my early twenties, of gee-whizz documentaries … Continue reading

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In Praise of Things You Don’t Like

Artists, as aesthetes, tend to surround themselves with things they like.  Part of their aesthetic is about what they select and what they discard.  Ordinary people do this in their everyday lives, too.  The totality of their comfortable existence is … Continue reading

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Under-communication

I’ve been reading a very interesting book, lately, about originality and how to bring original ideas to fruition, against the tidal wave of pressure against the idea, from naysayers and sceptics.  The author makes a very interesting point: when you … Continue reading

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