gif of what a new idea looks like, and apps for capturing them

    We were instantly smitten by this mesmerizing gif by Pataak that pushes gif-dom to new heights of loose abstraction. For us it combines the chic of polka-dots with the ephemeral way ideas come and go.  Strange magic. Lately, we’ve been checking out apps and software for mapping our gazillions of ideas that often, once out…

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phillip henson: embracing limitations can drive creativity

(Video link here.) This slightly rough, illuminating 4-minute TED talk is by Philip Henson, an artist who developed permanent nerve damage that made it impossible for him to make the fine drawings he loved; his hand shaked so much he could only draw squiggly lines. When his neurologist asked “Well, why don’t you just embrace…

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