Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why Do You Do What You Do?

In the last few weeks I have been interviewing artists about why they do what they do. This is ongoing research, but I thought you might like to see what I have so far. This is a draft, so don’t repost this anywhere, please:

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Deep Practice

Most of us grew up with the old adage that “practice makes perfect.” Alongside this, the popularization, thanks to Malcolm Gladwell, of the finding that it takes 10,000 hours to attain mastery of a discipline has led many people to … Continue reading

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It’s All about Love

I am lucky to be part of a network of people- or, more accurately, several unrelated small clusters of people- engaged in learning, thinking, and growing. An environment like this is continuously exhilarating. It extends my horizons, deepens my understanding of the world, and … Continue reading

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Daring to Disrupt

In one of the discussion communities of which I am a part, one of our active members who is a film-maker, game designer, and improvisational event enthusiast posed the following question that at first didn’t capture my attention: What idea … Continue reading

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The Art of the Curator

Do you know what a curator does, or do you think you know? Until I started working with museums and curators, I had no concept of the artistry involved in curation. In particular the curator creates an experience for visitors … Continue reading

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