Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Reaction to Austin Kleon and Kirby Ferguson

Austin Kleon:
  • "When people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past."
  • Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of previous ideas.
    • For example 1+1=3. If you draw 2 parallel lines, and ask how many lines there are, the answer is 3 because there are the 2 lines that are drawn and 1 line made up of the space in between, therefore making 1+1=3.
  • You are made up of everything and everyone you surround yourself with.
  • "It’s in the act of making things that we figure out who we are."
  • Fake it 'til you make it.
  • Better to write what you like, not what you know.
  • Have a hobby.
  • Be seen.
  • Be nice, be boring.

Kirby Ferguson:
  • Everything is a remix
  • For example, often new music comes from old music.
  • Beats are edited- made faster, slower, louder, softer
  • Audiences prefer what is familiar.
  • New works are made up of bits and pieces of past works.

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