Tag Archive | "Crowd Sourcing"

I’m Still Waiting for Artistic Brilliance from Web 2.Open Sources – You Got Anything?

Monday, January 17, 2011

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Following the PermissionToSuck.com post from Jan. 4 about Jaron Lanier, I've had regular conversations, both online and off, about sources of creative artistic brilliance. I'm beginning to think true creative brilliance comes from a closed system - but I'm still open. Waiting.

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Artificial Creativity

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Artificial Creativity

The Good: Crowd accelerated innovation. The Bad: An elevation of mediocrity and low expectations. The time of creation comes treacherously close to the duration of consumption.

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Crowdsourcing is tainted so let's gift it to corporations for their Power Point presentations. It's Jargon. It's not evil, but let’s get real, crowdsourcing isn’t innovation as much as novelty. We need to look past crowdsourcing.

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Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus: We are changing how we use our free time.

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Clay Shirky, author of “Here Comes Everybody” is one of everyone’s favorite TED speakers. Here are a few of the points I took from his most recent on Cognitive Surplus – a title shared by his latest book.

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A Tale of Two Sources: Crowd and Open

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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A Tale of Two Sources: Crowd and Open

My encounter with Bird House Design and the first ever user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and take it beyond the still frame. Vincent Laforet and Canon kick off the improv video story which was on Chapter 4 as of this writing.

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King-O-Fads or King of Ads – I’ll tell you what …

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Does anyone else find something Deliciously ironic about hiring the best in the business to produce a spot that will invite the production of a bunch of borderline Cheesy spots?

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Pespi Refresh: good cause but what’s missing?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Pepsi uses the internet to field ideas and award favorites monthly with large sums of cash to finance a cause. Excellent. OK – that said, let me risk more by sounding overly cynical by asking about statistics regarding ROI for cause marketing. Here's a better idea.

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Yes and …

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Yes and …

I live for the thrill – a captivating moment in the creative process when engagement turns exciting. Nothing else matters but refining how it sounds, looks, reads, feels. My concentration is off the immersion chart. It’s nothing like drilling for oil – more like sharing demonstrative dreams at 20 - 20,000 MHz.

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Crowds are Dull, Committees are Deadly, Creativity Needs Freedom

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Crowds are Dull, Committees are Deadly, Creativity Needs Freedom

The committee is usually wrong; yet the crowd is commonly right and incredibly dull. If you’re part of the crowd you’ll be sourced and forgotten. Ji Lee and his bubble project is a good example of how it's done right.

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Creative Denial, Anger, Bargaining, & Acceptance

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Creative Denial, Anger, Bargaining, & Acceptance

Lately, creative professionals are suffering the heartbreak of a fading uniqueness and coping with the pressure to add value in other ways. Clay Shirky gave his first TED talk in 2005. His institution v. collaboration presentation must have appeared abstract to more folks then than now, nevertheless, Clay’s talk hasn’t faded in value for those of us trying to recover our bearings in a once familiar profession.

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