Language and the Art of Ideas

Language and the Art of Ideas

When I’m working on creative projects, my ideas are rooted in various forms of language. I usually begin with words, sketched or written feverishly in my notepad. I’m looking for anything to get started: words, themes, connecting thoughts. Eventually I...
The Shape of Your Knowledge

The Shape of Your Knowledge

Being a constant patron of the local library, I am familiar with the Dewey Decimal system of organization, but never took the time to understand the history of what the numbers meant and how the system actually worked. Dewey felt that he understood how knowledge and...
Thinking About Discovery

Thinking About Discovery

I’ve been thinking a lot about discovery, specifically how I end up finding out about new ideas, people, movies, music, books, stories, and technology. The other day I was on Twitter and I read a tweet about discovery being a problem with podcasts: With so many...
Growth is Found in Curiosity

Growth is Found in Curiosity

If you’ve been a creative professional for any amount of time, chances are you have battled¬†with your skills reaching an inevitable plateau and asked yourself: How do I grow when I need to do all this work? Depending on your creative discipline, there are quick...