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“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense”*…

 

* Pablo Picasso

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As we ideate up a storm, we might recall that it was on this date in 2012 that Thomas Pynchon agreed to allow his complete works to be published digitally for the first time; they were made available as e-books the following day.  Pynchon, typically, declined to comment on the move.

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Written by LW

June 14, 2016 at 1:01 am

“The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal”*…

Here, via the Economist, a wonderful preview of the (broadly applicable) ideas that animate Austin Kleon‘s upcoming book:

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* Pablo Picasso (or was it…?)

 

As we apprehend appropriate appropriation, we might wish a harmonious Happy Birthday to Aaron Copland; the composer, writer, teacher, and conductor was born on this date in 1900.  To Austin’s insights above, it’s worth noting that Copland’s best-known composition, “Appalachian Spring,” relied centrally on the “stolen” Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts.”

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Written by LW

November 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

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