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How to be alone

I hear the clock tick with no panic and I reach the end of the day with no self-judgement. At least, that is what I hope for, in life. What you do when you find yourself alone affects everything. To […]

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Do you hire talent? Or develop it?

In the creative world, talent (rather than effort) is emphasised constantly. It’s that certain style, aesthetic, effortless brilliance, and you’ve either got it… or you haven’t. Right? Is there such a thing as talent? Or just people along the learning […]

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Creator-critic dog-fight. With added unemployment!

SCENE: ABOUT TO WRITE A POST VOICES PIPE UP IN MY HEAD. Critic:                     Oh, hey dawg. What you up to? Creator:               Writing. Critic:                     You’re what? Writing what, exactly? Creator:               Some things for my blog. Not sure yet, my thoughts […]

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How to Reclaim Your Attention

Post written by Leo Babauta. Awhile back I (a bit ironically perhaps) tweeted this message: Consider what you give your attention to each day. It’s a precious resource, & determines the shape of your life. This seemed to strike a chord […]

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What’s the point of art? Part 2

…Culture provides us with the psycho-biological advantage of greater adaptability. But. All human cultures tend towards cultural slowdown and comfortableness. Art is a form of rebellion against this; a necessary antagonism against mainstream cultural mores to ensure our survival when […]

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What’s the point of art? Part 1

The assumption behind the question “what’s the point of art?” is often utilitarian. There is no inherent worth of art so it must do something to justify itself. While the philosophy itself has its flaws – is everything a means […]

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Arts Council bans unpaid intern ads!

AWESOME NEWS ABOUT ARTS INTERNSHIPS! The Arts Council England has posted a public warning to employers recruiting unpaid interns via their jobs website http://www.artsjobs.org.uk. The announcement, featured prominently on the home page and every page, reads: Unpaid opportunities We recognise […]

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On being lonely

I want to write but I don’t want to be lonely. I get lonely.   When I have poured myself out onto the page or work in isolation, I look up in a haze for interaction to fill up.   […]

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Personality traits and creativity

Legendary innovators and creators all seem to have a specific combination of two personality traits which multiplies interests and the enjoyment of learning new things. Psychologists John Cacioppo, Richard Petter et al identified these two traits as Openness to Experience […]

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