Austin Kleon has a new book coming out, Steal Like an Artist, in which he talks about the creative process in the digital age. It also connects with the video, Everything is a Remix, a brief history of copyright in America.
Everything is a Remix Part 4 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.
When I was asked to talk to students at a community college in upstate New York, I sat down and wrote a talk based on a list of 10 things I wished I’d heard when I 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.