I think I have a new favourite artist. Woodkid’s stuff is just epic! I’ve been devouring his first album since saturday and so far it’s probably the best I’ve heard this year.
What a breathtaking rendition of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision“.
Every other day I get messages/emails about what I do & what industry am I in as there is mixed messages because I wear a suit & suits are boring?
Well I’m not in a creative industry. I am in one of the many sub-segments within the IT industry. To be specific I work for an organisation that prides itself on their impartiality when it comes to helping clients make a decision via various projects & most importantly via people that are passionate about what they do. Sure there are days when I feel like head butting the wall, but that is life.
But what I do is “industry” transferable – in fact that would be my goal as I would suffocate otherwise.
So what is my skill set? I manage relationships & more importantly expectations both internally & externally. I may not be right all the time, but I act on what I have available at any given time.
How did I get here – there is no one way as we all come from different demographics. What I can say is that to manage relationships & expectations one needs to be “aware of the context & the implications”.
Awareness is something I talk about quite frequently in real life as this is where society is in my opinion falling apart.
People no longer have “role models”.
People today have too much information at hand – which has their positives, but the negatives are highly “educated” people with no first hand experience.
A lot of people are afraid of making mistakes – this is an issue. As it is only through making mistake do we learn & push ourselves to be better.
So do I dream or want to be in some form of creative role? Yes I do, but then I think how would things be different?
Would I be a better person?
Would I think different if I was in another industry?
In summary, my best answer is it is up to the individual to make what of there current situation & not lose sight of asking questions & finding an outlet to express their creativity.
For me, I would be lost in the creative industry as my mind is actually quite structured & my approach also is quite process driven.
For now, I need to have the safety net of my current role to have the flexibility to express my creativity through different mediums such as the bRog which is an extension of what is in my mind & how I see the world.
Also, nothing is yours until you change it.
& you don’t have to be in a “creative” industry to be CREATIVE..
I hope this answers most..
An ode to animated GIFs, lovely!
I’m always fascinated with tiny spaces. This is one particularly slick! I love the rolling closed/office space/extra room. If you like this kind of apartment layout you need to check out the anual “Small Cool” contest on Apartment Therapy.
Just for future reference: disabling default iTunes behavior with media keys in OSX:
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.rcd.plist
This is great if you use Rdio. Avoids going insane when iTunes launches each time you press play/pause.
IllumiRoom is a Microsoft Research concept that extends the gaming experience into the surrounding walls. This is one step closer to the holodeck!
I’m a CEO. These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. Let me explain something. CEO is a title, a legal title that refers to the chief executive officer of a real corporation. You know, a place where people work and make money. If you’ve got a small business, a sole proprietorship, or an LLC, you can call yourself whatever you want, but you’re not a CEO.
Like every end of the year in the past ten years or so, I took some time to compile my list of favourite albums.
This year I decided to make an ordered list of 20 noteworthy records. The Dirty Projectors take the throne since I think that album really stands out from the rest.
- Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
- Twin Shadow – Confess
- Hot Chip – In Out Heads
- Beach House – Bloom
- Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
- Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
- Bobby Womack – Braves Man in the Universe
- Japandroids – Celebration Rock
- The Walkmen – Heaven
- Grizzly Bear – Shields
- Tennis – Young and Old
- Father John Misty – Fear Fun
- The Shins – Port of Morrow
- Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light
- WhoMadeWho – Brighter
- David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
- Tame Impala – Lonerism
- Tan Lines – Mixed Emotions
- The Maccabees – Given to the Wild
- Alt-J – An Awesome Wave