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Transcript: Creativity and the Everyday Brain

“Brainstorming is the worst thing you can do. The main reason why is because of this process of trying out strange new ideas versus when you put people together in a room, almost invariably they will try to conform socially. So you will get creative ideas, but you won’t get as creative when people are trying to please each other than when they’re trying to push the envelope. And so the studies invariably show that the quality of the creative ideas that people put out individually are invariably higher in quality than those done in a group format. So another myth bites the dust.” – Rex Jung

Think as an individual.  Propose to the group.  Go back individually and mash other people’s ideas into yours.  Regroup and come to consensus.   Execute

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Internet, freedom from constraint

Had the Internet not come along and become the fulcrum of technological innovation and creativity, I’d probably still think I’d want to go to Law School.

Instead, I’m thinking through blogging, writing a few eBooks, taking photos, and making beats.

Give anyone the tools and the worldwide reach and they’ll be make it happen.

Never unfilled, never bored. There’s always the next hyper-connected thing to do. Addiction, possibly, but the Internet is just too good to be true.

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The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world.

EM Forster, English novelist

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Pep Carrió: ‘Days Turned Over’

“The idea of ‘Days Turned Over’ answers a need to have a personal creative space, not affected by customer demands. I decided to have a space where all is valid, even images that I don’t like.”

Keep those shitty rough drafts. They may make sense one day. You’ll relish their imperfection.

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“Firm. Consistent. Positive.”

For me, all I ever wanted was someone to tick those three boxes. – Dave Trott

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If you really want to be an artist, you search yourself, and you find a lot of it comes from earlier times.

Claes Oldenburg, Pop artist

To which he added:

“I have pretty much built the work around my experiences. When I’ve moved from one place to another, the work has changed.”

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