Tagged: creativity


Opportunité d’espace de travail Plateau Est

Ça devait attendre au printemps mais finalement une opportunité de louer un local unique, très lumineux, s’est présentée et nous sommes en train de considérer la chose. « Nous » c’est moi, Marie-Claude Doyon (à son retour au travail) et notre ami Pier-Hugues Pellerin. C’est un espace de plus de 1500 pieds carrés. Le nombre […]

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All I want

I love this post by Andre Torrez. A rough recounting of what goals I wanted to achieve: Make money (duh) Like and respect the people I work with Really enjoy my day and feel like I got something done No pointless meetings Making something I’m proud of Another thing: getting enormously wealthy selling your company […]

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A Merlin Rant

I love Merlin, especially with his new focus. Pretty much every post is must read. Free as in ‘Me’ is one of those. You “page” your articles to the point of hostile unreadability. You disguise or bury links to source articles in a way that makes your article seem a little more canonical than the […]

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How to Procrastinate Like Leonardo da Vinci

If there is one conclusion to be drawn from the life of Leonardo, it is that procrastination reveals the things at which we are most gifted — the things we truly want to do. Procrastination is a calling away from something that we do against our desires toward something that we do for pleasure, in […]

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Nothing is Original

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, […]

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Noticing

… As a photographer, I’ve learned to hear that voice and take the shot whenever that happens. In a place like Japan at times I wouldn’t know what it was I was documenting or even be able to explain why I was taking the picture (beyond describing the scene as “cool”). But once I’d noticed […]

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Wagging the Long Tail of Love

That is not true about profits. Economically, the more the long tail expands, the more stuff there is to compete with our limited attention as an audience, the more difficult it is for a creator to sell profitably. Or, the longer the tail, the worse for sales. But if we view the long tail as […]

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Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform

A who’s who of powerful companies and business associations have banded together to push for less restrictive copyright reform, driving a stake into the heart of the federal government’s argument for its new copyright bill.—Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform

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Letter to Prentice

Done. Hugh has a great model for a letter to Jim Prentice about his misguided plans for a Copyright Act. Please print, sign and send or at least email this to the Minister of Industry. [Update] Also go join the Facebook Fair Copyright group.

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US Copyright Bullshit

If you have any interest at all in copyright, public domain, innovation and Canada then you must read Howard Knopf’s post which states that Canada’s copyright law is stronger and better than U.S.’s. The upcoming copyright revision that might be proposed by our government before christmas is looking more and more like it’s going to […]

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Zag

Zag by Marty Neumeier was recommended by Éric and he was right, fantastic book. Veryyyy quick read, loads of great examples and interesting tips. Mostly good for new projects and companies but anyone branding something can find some good info in there. Neumeier wants to teach to reader how to “zag” when others are “zigging”, […]

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A Digital Economy Blueprint For the New Industry Minister

I hope Jim Prentice, Canada’s new industry minister prioritizes the list of issues Michael Geist so kindly outlined for him.

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An Interview with Ze Frank

What’s really interesting to me is that, as anyone knows who’s gone into a creative discipline, the second that you start doing those things, the world around you changes. If you draw, you start seeing the edges of things, and you start seeing the deformities of their shape when you move around them. When you […]

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