Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher obsessed with the difficulties of language, who wanted to help us find a way out of some of the muddles we get into with words.Read More
Maria Popova examines Stephan King’s “On Writing” for ideas on writing and wakeful dreaming. “Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotionsand “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in waking life, aside Read MoreRead More
Photographer Jake Garn sets out to answer his number one frequently asked question… “Where do you get your ideas?” Using original photos, videos, illustrations and animations to show that inspired ideas are all around us all of the time and just waiting for you to set them free! It’s a photography class and creative workshop Read MoreRead More
At what point legally does an idea go from something that any creative can use to being a piece of protectable intellectual property? Granted, there are some ideas that aren’t created by anyone. They already exist– have to exist to be true to the genre. (This is called “scènes-à-faire” and we’ll go into this in Read MoreRead More
Kenneth Goldsmith, the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate forces his writing students to plagiarize. Kenneth Goldsmith is not your typical poet. In 2000, he published Fidget, a catalog of every single movement his body made over a 13-hour period.Traffic, from 2007, was nothing more than unedited transcriptions of traffic reports. And while his latest Read MoreRead More
Ideas are the seeds of great project. But sometimes you find yourself unable to pluck them from the create-o-sphere. Adam Campbell uncovers weird places where those little nuggets may lie dormant.Read More
You come up with better ideas than all the crap that’s on TV and Movies. Welcome to the club. As much as we value the ideas, they pale in comparision to the hard work necessary to take an idea from germination to harvest.