What are you going to do with all that inspiration?

There’s a consumption period where you read books and articles or impulse-check Instagram or Twitter. Then there’s a thinking process where you take what you ingested and connect things (ideas, concepts, quotes, images, etc.after) to each other. The doing is the hardest, which is why most people give up after the thinking part. Most creators think their …

Newsletter #60: Learning by Painting, Dilla’s Posthumous Beats, and How Ghostly Records Transcends Music

Arts & Culture Learn By Painting Learning is a combination of “knowing and making.” Visiting my brother at Sci Arc a few weeks ago reminded me how important it is to do something with the information that you receive. As a rule of thumb, create as much as you consume. “We don’t want to vote …

Photographers as Neuroscientists, art as religion, the ‘informational morass,’ and why emotions and journalism are misleading

Arts & Culture When Photographers Are Neuroscientists The camera sees what we can’t find and fills in the rest: “Perception is a product of evolution rather than engineering.” Yet painters act like neuroscientists, filling in their palette with “their own eyes and brains.” Both photographers and painters make their art more ambiguous through distortion. Instead …