Mine Your Mind I: For Profit


My wife Brenda. 20sec long exposure shooting star.

Learn how to discover stunningly original ideas without stealing them:

Kirby Ferguson speaking for TED does an amazing job of convincing us that creativity is actually one of these three:

Copying

Transforming

Combining

He explains in his short talk that the concept of an "original idea" is an evaporating one.

In a different TED talk, Austin Kleon teaches us... drumroll... exactly the same thing:

"Nothing is original"

His book "Steal Like an Artist" gets into this more deeply.

I think these guys have missed something.

How do we get ideas that no one can trace to their origins?

If you want ideas that are utterly novel,  you cannot produce them by looking at other peoples stuff.

Originality is a strong craving these days and it comes to us from both inside and outside of us. Each of the following fountainheads of novel ideas is a link to its own post. In each short article you will discover a brief description so you can choose whether you would like to try the method. Also, you will find a story with full directions to get you going if you decide to try it.

Inside:

- Dreams

- "Sleeping on it"

- Solo Brainstorming

- Broken Symbolism

- "List Breeding"

Outside:

- Conversations with Children

- Group Brainstorming

- Play and Improv

- Misinterpretation of quiet noises and vague shapes


        About this site:   

My site has three closely related focuses.

 

  • First: I aim to share my kinetic sculptures, and the process by which they are created.

 

  • Second: Maybe you are someone who suspects that you haven’t reached your greatest creative potential. This site will change that.

 

  • Third: I will give voice to the deep connection with God we experience as we echo His fundamental identity… Creator.

 

 

 UPCOMING Projects: 

 

Living Glass Plumage

 

Maple Zoetrope

 

Monarch Tower

 

Wind up fruit

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