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February 19, 2017 / compassioninpolitics

Steal Like an Artist TED Talk


The Key Points from Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist TED Talk

  1. Creatives are collectors, not hoarders.
  2. Newspaper recycling.
  3. Newspaper blackout poems–like the CIA did Haiku
  4. 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.
  5. Every idea is a re-mix of previous ideas.  They teach you this in art school.
  6. 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.
  7. Build a family tree.
  8. “I am a creative clepto-maniac.”  “Steal things that really mean something to me.”
  9. Steve Jobs.  Trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and bring those things into what you are doing.”  Piccasso quote.
  10. David Bowie, “I’m more like a tasteful thief.”
  11. Whats worth stealing?
  12. Good art versus bad art versus worth stealing.
  13. TS Elliot.  “Immitate versus steal.”  Good poets turn it into something or better.
  14. Transformation is (really) flattery!!!
  15. Wendy McNaughten (rip it off).  (You can learn more here)

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