Steal Like an Artist TED Talk
The Key Points from Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist TED Talk
- Creatives are collectors, not hoarders.
- Newspaper recycling.
- Newspaper blackout poems–like the CIA did Haiku
- Tom Phillips had a similar idea. He borrowed from William Burrows (Cut up method), from Bryan Gyson. Goes all the way back to the time of Benjamin Franklin.
- Every idea is a re-mix of previous ideas. They teach you this in art school.
- Genetics proves you are a remix of mother and father. You have a geneaology of ideas. (family, friends, cities). You are a mashup of what you let into your life.
- Build a family tree.
- “I am a creative clepto-maniac.” “Steal things that really mean something to me.”
- Steve Jobs. Trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and bring those things into what you are doing.” Piccasso quote.
- David Bowie, “I’m more like a tasteful thief.”
- Whats worth stealing?
- Good art versus bad art versus worth stealing.
- TS Elliot. “Immitate versus steal.” Good poets turn it into something or better.
- Transformation is (really) flattery!!!
- Wendy McNaughten (rip it off). (You can learn more here)