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Changing the World through the Emotional Influence of Art

I read something massively depressing, recently, so I thought I would share it with you (you’ll thank me later).  http://www.alternet.org/media/most-depressing-discovery-about-brain-ever?sc=fb What the article says is that decisions are not made on the basis of facts, but on emotions.  Decisions are … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … 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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Why Aren’t Seaside Resorts Thriving?

It’s a mystery to me why seaside resorts are not becoming vibrant, thriving, bustling artistic communities filled with creative industries.  Actually, it’s not wholly a mystery.  There are reasons, but my assertion is that the reasons could and should be … Continue reading

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Wild Ideas

1)       If your art doesn’t stand apart, then it doesn’t stand for anything.  Treat your creative output like a brand.  If your brand (artistic) values are the same as every other artist’s, then there is nothing distinct about your creative … Continue reading

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Fantasy Humanity

Imagine if somebody decided to declare active and total war on one of the most brilliant manifestations of nature.  Let’s say that in the name of ecology, sustainability and saving the planet, somebody sought to destroy all orchids, as an … Continue reading

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Creative Miracles

I’ve noticed something.  This could just be my perceptions, so they carry my biases and some admitted sampling error and you can dismiss this observation out of hand, as if it were anecdotal, but I’ve noticed something I think is … Continue reading

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