Surat Lozowick on Creativity and Creation

No choice →

Remarkable work often comes from making choices when everyone else feels as though there is no choice. –Seth Godin Free will, the ability to make conscious choices, is our greatest gift. To believe that no choice is available — as … Continue reading

Meaning

Sharing is fundamental to our relationships. It’s wonderful, it’s powerful, and it’s deeply meaningful. But not all sharing is created equal. Showing a friend an album of baby photos, sitting sunken in an old family couch, is far different from … Continue reading

Monetizing free content

Seth Godin in “The erosion in the paid media pyramid”, on the balance shifting between what he calls free, mass, limited and bespoke content: …there’s a huge sucking sound, and that’s the erosion of mass as part of the media … Continue reading

Alejandro Jodorowsky on pity and failure

In an interview in his book El Topo: A Book of the Film (transcribed and put online by Don Alex Hixx), Alejandro Jodorowsky tells a story of when he was painting houses. The head painter told him to plaster a … Continue reading

The contradiction of digital/technological minimalism

Why is digital and technological minimalism such a trend? It’s because computers are inherently excessive. Modern computers are not built to do one thing well, or to do just enough. They are built to do many things, to do more … Continue reading

Facebook “frictionless” sharing

I wrote this recently in regards to Facebook relationship status changes, after seeing quite unexpectedly that two friends had went from “in a relationship” to “single”: There’s nothing quite like Facebook relationship status updates… they’re like seeing a headline without … Continue reading

I’m not here →

I’m not where Patrick Rhone is. But I’m not here either.

Short-term capitalism →

Seth Godin on short-term thinking: The short-term capitalist is betting that someone else will clean it up. One of the worst things you can call a business person, I think, is a short-term capitalist. He selfishly takes for now and … Continue reading

Disposable Culture

We live in a culture of disposability. Supermarket aisles are lined with disposable cups and plates, with food in disposable packaging, each item with an expiration date, when the food will become disposable as well (what leftovers haven’t already been … Continue reading

More on “Big Ideas”

Previously: The “Elusive Big Idea”: the problem is not a lack of ideas, but a lack of interest Megan Garber at the The Nieman Journalism Lab: Far from living in a post-idea world, we’re creating a world so thoroughly saturated … Continue reading