Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

“What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry."

Salman Rushdie
# 1 Avoid fields. Jump fences. Disciplinary boundaries and regulatory regimes are attempts to control the wilding of creative life. They are often understandable efforts to order what are manifold, complex, evolutionary processes. Our job is to jump the fences and cross the fields.

# 2 Think with your mind. Forget technology. Creativity is not device-dependent.

# 3 Stay up late. Strange things happen when you’ve gone too far, been up too long, worked too hard, and you're separated from the rest of the world.

# 4 Don’t be cool. Cool is conservative fear dressed in black. Free yourself from limits of this sort.

# 5 Slow down. Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves.

Bruce Mau