Joi Ito is an investor in early stage internet projects, and he has backed some big successes including Twitter and Flickr. He thinks that about one in ten of these start-ups returns a decent amount, but the big ones - the Googles and the Yahoos - come once every five years. The trick he says, is to be in position when they arrive and his formula for doing so is a curious mix of networking, Buddhist philosophy and serendipity.
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Brian Eno, musician, artist and author of 77 Million Paintings and Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You and The Invention of Air, come to the ICA to talk about how innovations happen and new platforms for creative thinking.
Merlin Mann talks about the process of doing creative work, and particularly how to abandon the quest for perfection, get off your butt and get started. (via http://bit.ly/oEa2d)
Learn how ganging and constraints can help you create the blocks of time you need to devote 100% of your attention to making your best work. (10:32)
On this episode of Spark: Copyright, the public domain, and remix culture:
- Kutiman remixes YouTube on THRU YOU (full interview)
- Teru remixes Nora’s full interview with Kutiman to win Spark’s remix contest
- James Boyle tries to balance intellectual property rights and the public domain (full interview)
- Jean Dryden demystifies Canadian copyright law
- Elizabeth mentions several helpful links
- Nora mentions her full interview with Jason Kottke (coming soon)
This episode features Creative Commons music and sound effects:
- “Wadidyusay?” by Zap Mama
- “Climbing the Mountain” by Podington Bear
- “Spark Kutiman Interview Minute” by teru
- “Movin’ on Up” by Chad Crouch
Celebration Electric Tarot are releasing their songs under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.
Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses) is offering up some of her songs along with a tip jar:
Offered under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license — meaning you can share, remix, or rework as long as you give credit.
The ‘no-spec’ movement has long held sway in the design community but the web has created a new model for design that allows a freer exchange of ideas and inspiration and more ways to enter the design profession than ever before. What does social creativity look like?
- Mike Samson, crowdspring.com
- David Carson, davidcarsondesign
- Jeff Howe, Wired Magazine
- Jeffrey Kalmikoff, skinnyCorp/Threadless
- Jeremiah Owyang, Forrester