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Ken Robinson speaks on the importance of creativity and how closely it depends on our freedom to make mistakes. Hmmm … to put it more accurately – Sir Ken Robinson explains how our modern education system represses creative thought by discouraging mistakes. If you’ve ever stared paralyzed at a blank canvas/page/protoboard/ etc, you likely understand the problem. In fact, when I find myself stuck in a loop of perfection paralysis, the best cure seems to be starting off in an intentionally wrong direction. Sometimes demonstrating how I don’t want a project to go, can define how I do want things to turn out … or at least ‘break the ice’. [via The Stretta Procedure]

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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