Friday Favorites is back and I’m sharing a few videos on creativity.
First up is Austin Kleon (author of Steal Like an Artist) on the concept of creative work and (non)originality. One thing that stops a lot of us from creating is the pressure to create something original. But is that even possible? Everything we create is impacted by art we’ve already experienced. And that’s a good thing.
I believe that writing (and all art) is connection. Seung Chan Lim does, too. But he explains connection in a different way than what we typically think of:
“When we hear the word “connection,” we often envision a line being drawn between two separate circles. In this talk, Seung Chan Lim (Slim) shares stories and theories that arose from his recent research into the intersection between empathy and the creative process of “making.” In doing so, the talk intends to challenge the aforementioned model of connection, arguing for an alternate model, where connection happens not when we draw a line between two circles, but when we remove an artificial line separating an already connected circle.”
Time for a little creative fun. This is a unique, short film illustration of what happens to abandoned ideas. It’s a take on something you’ve probably never thought about out. Imagine if ideas were alive? Imagine if they had thoughts and feelings. HA! I won’t spoil it for you. Enjoy!
That’s it for this edition of Friday Favorites. Have you watched anything recently that was creatively inspiring? Please share in the comments.