The Creative Journey Through Darkness Into Light

The Creative Journey Through Darkness Into Light

  The Creative Journey Through Darkness Into Light   In The Cycles of Creativity we talked about the special properties of this dark time of year, a season that seems drab and dreary and moribund, but is paradoxically anything but. This is a time of...
Of Coffee, Creativity & Immortality

Of Coffee, Creativity & Immortality

Of Coffee, Creativity, and Immortality   I am at a point in life where I do not want to be surrounded by broken things. I’d rather not have the thing at all than it be broken. I want everything to work.   The Denial Of Death   Perhaps this is a denial...
Evolving Your Art: Q&A With Nancy Hillis

Evolving Your Art: Q&A With Nancy Hillis

Evolving Your Art: Q & A With Nancy Hillis In this video we explore: Style Premature optimization Not crystallizing too early Small studio spaces The paradoxical power of constraint Constraint drives creativity Moving past non starters The surprise benefits of...
Creativity & Fame: From Zero to Infinity

Creativity & Fame: From Zero to Infinity

Creativity & Fame: From Zero to Infinity   Fads are phenomena we’re all familiar with, from a particular child’s toy to a piece of popular music.      The artist Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everybody will be world-famous for fifteen...
Creativity, Mistakes, and the Unknown Unknown

Creativity, Mistakes, and the Unknown Unknown

  The following blog post is constructed from conversations between myself and my partner, Dr. Bruce Sawhill, Stanford educated theoretical physicist and mathematician. Creativity, Mistakes, and the Unknown Unknown What is a mistake? We think of a mistake as a...