Tag Archives: Insanity

Creative National Security

My wife is an original thinker. Stunningly original, actually. One evening, while discussing the growing threat of nuclear war, we were disturbed by the fact that nuclear weapons are only a deterrent if the elected leader is perceived to be … Continue reading

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Articulation

When it comes down to it, what a lot of artists spend most of their time doing is in trying to become more articulate.  What I mean by that is they hone their craft skills and their manual dexterity, so … Continue reading

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Just Going For a Walk

I read something interesting this morning, from Michael Moore.  It was about the benefits of just going for a walk.  To be honest, I didn’t even read the whole thing, because something resonated with me about what he said and … Continue reading

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The Combination of Art, Design, Science and Engineering

A couple of things came across my desk recently that gave rise to this post.  I was looking at a TED talk by Disney’s first head Imagineer, Bran Ferren. Here is the link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/bran_ferren_to_create_for_the_ages_let_s_combine_art_and_engineering Bran was making the point that … Continue reading

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How Not to Make Great Art

Imagine if painters tried to paint the way software developers are expected to code.  A committee would tell you what to paint and by when, but they may also prescribe to you which tools you must use (brushes, palette knives) … Continue reading

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