While many have described the new world of remix culture where “nothing is original,” few have provided practical advice for those of us who find ourselves living and making things in it. Join filmmaker Kirby Ferguson (creator of the video series EVERYTHING IS A REMIX) and artist Austin Kleon (author of NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT and STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST) as they show clips from Kirby’s work and discuss how one best goes about being a creator in the digital age.
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Austin Kleon was my first guest on Art Heroes Radio and he’s back this week to talk about his recent runaway hit How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 other Things Nobody Told Me)….
People always ask artists “Where do you get your ideas?” Only the honest ones will answer, “I steal them." Join this Thursday’s Central Standard for a conversation about all the things no one ever told you about being creative.
Our guest @AustinKleon wrote the creative manifesto Steal Like an Artist that will change the way you think about originality.
It all began when he was asked to speak to a college class, and found himself writing out the 10 things he wished he’d heard when he was starting out:
Steal like an artist. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started. Write the book you want to read. Use your hands. Side projects and hobbies are important. The secret: do good work and share it with people. Geography is no longer our master. Be nice. (The world is a small town.) Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.) Creativity is subtraction. We’ll ask him to explain this more on our next program.
Ever see a new movie or piece of music, and think it all looked & sounded strangely familiar? That’s because you’ve probably seen it before. We chat with Kirby Ferguson, author of the popular web series Everything’s a Remix to learn why that sneaking deja vu feeling is probably true.