Considering Chaos The web is the web. People do new things around here every single day: They open new groups, start new projects, release new applications, publish new posts, connect with new people. It’s ever-expanding, ever-remixing, ever-renewing itself. It’s a chaotic structure in a positive sense in that it’s working – but we’re not really… Continue reading Marketing Triptych
Happy New Year 2009!
Now he went crazy, you’ll think. Wishing a Happy New Year on December 8th?! Of course, most of us are accustomed to celebrate New Year on January 1st, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. But frankly, this date is arbitrary. You might have heard that the Chinese, for example, celebrate New Year’s Day between January 21st… Continue reading Happy New Year 2009!
Artist’s Consistency versus Kicking Ass: On Avoiding a Consistent Body of Work
Recently, I enjoyed reading a critical post on the limiting definition of art as work over at The Department of Aesthetics. As you might imagine, I totally agree with the author’s rejection of understanding art merely as art-work. As Randall Szott outlines in the post, this restrictive view may well be a consequence of our… Continue reading Artist’s Consistency versus Kicking Ass: On Avoiding a Consistent Body of Work
Procrastinate on TASKS, not on your LIFE
While in the 17th century procrastination was only a concern of some overly pious reverends, it has become a main preoccupation of the whole mankind nowadays – especially since the invention of Twitter and RSS feeds, it seems. Everybody is worried about procrastinating on the tasks they should be getting done. In times of ever more… Continue reading Procrastinate on TASKS, not on your LIFE
The Problem with Providing Value (And an Approach to Idle Blogging)
This morning, I enjoyed reading a post by Oscar Del Ben about the necessity of providing value in blogging. Think twice about what you want to write, think twice about how to write it, think twice about hitting the “Publish” button – and always have in mind the value you provide. Because people are receiving… Continue reading The Problem with Providing Value (And an Approach to Idle Blogging)