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What plastic bags taught me about innovation

Being innovative is a good thing. At least when the results have value. But the process of innovation is expensive in terms of time, energy and money so you want it be be focused on the right things My fantastic plastic bag machine A few years ago I remember daydreaming about what I would invent […]

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Music notes

Grooving to Snarky Puppy, learning polyrhythms and trying to understand Jacob Collier.

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Quick reaction to Logan

Went to see Logan last night. I was dreading it slightly as I’ve got a bit battle-weary of superhero films but this is a different proposition from the usual CGI-laden stuff. It’s the answer to the question “what would Johnny Cash be like with adamantium claws, looking after a psycho-kinetic Willie Nelson on a road […]

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OK Go – creativity and pushing the limits of one-shot promos

OK Go have released another promo video this week that pushes the limits of the one-shot format, a prime example of creativity within constraints.

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Tony Visconti – Making Bowie’s “Heroes”

This is one of the best things I’ve seen on the web for ages. Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s legendary producer talks to BBC Arts about the recording of Heroes in Berlin in 1977. It’s a fascinating view into a particular creative process and quite emotional given Bowie’s recent death.

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Photos of Andalusia

I’m recently back from celebrating my 40th birthday with my family in Andalusia. Along with all the usual holiday snaps (which get inflicted on my Facebook friends) I tried to take a few more creative photos as I hadn’t caught any images that I was proud of for a while. This is the pick of the bunch. […]

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A way to talk about creativity

Too many people say they are not creative when what they actually mean is they can’t draw, dance or play a musical instrument. Creativity is not synonymous with artistic skill. This video of a talk by Aza Raskin shows that creativity is about how you operate within a set of constraints.

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New Flickr Set: Personal Faves

I suppose this is a showcase of some of my favourite images that I’ve taken recently. I feel like I’m getting slightly better at this photo malarkey but I’ve still got a long way to go.

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Scott Adams: The best way to kill creativity

Scott Adams, creator of the awesome Dilbert strip, has blogged about why the best way to kill creativity is to encourage it. The creative impulse will out, usually as a response to discomfort or insecurity. Creating an environment which is “condus…