How to have great ideas by John Ingledew (2016)

Moving Platforms is a highly innovative idea by designer Paul Priestman in which you can travel from your local stop to any destination – even in another country – without getting off a train and without stopping. www.priestmangoode.com Voice your wildest concept

Multidisciplinary designer Jack Schulze found this excellent new function for an iPad, using phographic and animation techniques to draw moving three-dimensional typography. – Ask ‘What esle I can do with this?’

Heatherwick made use of an analogy to design a 2-km stretch of motorway passing through a residential area in northern England. Knowing that egg boxes glued on to the walls of recording studios are used to dampen sound, he just needed to discover a large-scale equivalent – traffic cones. www.heatherwick.comFind an analogy

“Great ideas are often spurred on by an obsession to improve things that don’t work properly.”  James Dyson, inventor – Fix your frustrations

Got a problem? Ask how nature would solve it. Watch natural world documentaries – anything made by David Attenborough – all packed with nature’s inspiring and often surprising adaptations. – Try asking nature

www.tinkeringschool.com, educational programme founded in California by the writer and computer scientist Gever Tulley. – Potter, ponder and tinker

Farrow Design packaged the album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, by Spiritualized, using a design system commonly found in pharmacies. – Try swapping systems

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Duane Michals, Things Are Queer, 1973. An amazing cyclical story, perfectly planned and executed by the artist and photographer. – Be a storyteller

Ideas are your only currency by Rod Judkins (2017)

‘Intelligent Optimist’ – The intelligent are realists. They see things for what they are. They try not to let emotion cloud their judgement. On the other hand, optimists are delusional. They leap around like spring lambs, exploring for the sake of exploring. With playful eagerness they try to make the problems, how could someone clever be optimistic? The creative are a mixture of intelligence and optimism. They believe they can create better futures, but back it up with intellectual rigor. With a mixture of humor, realism and imagination they look for ways to improve our culture. Instead of mindlessly consuming, they mindfully create.

“If it was possible to evolve, it was also possible to devolve, and that complex organisms could devolve into simpler forms or animals.”Ray Lankester

“Time is the most precious gift you can give to someone, because if you give someone your time, it’s a part of your life that you will never get back.” –Gloria Tesch

“What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.”Friedrich Nietzsche

Our most costly failure is our obsession with success. We are wrong about what it means to be wrong… There are awards that celebrate every conceivable achievement, except failure.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”Samuel Beckett

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” –La Rochefoucauld

砂之塔〜知道太多事情的邻居

sunano-title亮點:
• 若有個人跟你說「就算全世界與你為敵,我還是會站在你這邊的」,你會願意跟他走嗎?
• 女人為了顧全大局,會說些美麗謊言。不久之後,她會天真地相信謊言會漸漸成真。
• 有些東西雖然是扭曲的,但是充滿著愛。

Findings beyond the shattered screen

“If technology is a drug – and it does feel like a drug – then what, precisely, are the side effects? This area – between delight and discomfort – is where Black Mirror, my new drama series, is set. The ‘black mirror’ of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.”
– Charlie Brooker

Five technologies that will change how we live by Financial Times

More sci-fi & horror anthology TV series…

More horror & thriller shorts…
Scary Endings (awesome self-funded shorts)
Tales of Terror from Tokyo (a compilation of multiple 5min short films)

The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins (2015)

“The genuinely innovative are led by their passion and not by rational ambitions. New ideas spring from personal interests, even if they seem irrelevant to the task at hand. Innovative people have to put practical considerations to one side because thinking about logistics leads to thinking logically, which ties down the leaps of the mind required to create something unique.”
(excerpt from be practically useless)

“Accidents reflect reality more accurately than does perfection. Perfection is the aberration. Think of accident as an answer in search of a different question. Work out what that different question is. It is probably more interesting than the one you were asking.”
(excerpt from plan to have more accidents)

(the notables from this book)
Georgia O’Keeffe (grow old without growing up)
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank Gehry (bring chaos to order)
Henry Moore (feel inadequate)
Mark Rothko (be conservative revolutionary)
Jeff Koons (search high and low)
Chuck Close (take advantage of a disadvantage)

“Something badly done can be refreshing. Being prepared to be uncool or nerdy can be charming, It’s a way of showing that you don’t care what anyone else thinks. The world is full of people who dedicate their lives to seeking approval.”
(excerpt from if you can’t be really good, be really bad)

Nara Note by Yoshimoto Nara (2013)

把夢留在過去。
因為昨天做的夢,會告訴我今天應該做什麼事,
那就能在明天變成現實。
空想和想像只會從有可能發生的事情產生。
因為具備各種的要素,而且確實在眼前,
從那裡擁有的想像力所誕生的事物,全部都擁有可能性。

我不幻想做夢。
夢是在今天實行的事,總有一天會實現。

–奈良美智 (2006/09/05)

Four Faces of Eve (1996)

瘋狂的九十年代,是一個充滿實驗性的年代。個人覺得四部短片分開欣賞會比較好消化。

「白金毛 MAO」導演:林海峰 / 編劇:甘國亮
「食風贊嬌 BLOWING IN THE WIND」導演 / 編劇:甘國亮
「無相無色 TWINS」導演:葛民輝 / 編劇:甘國亮
「愛到要死 LOVE GAME」導演:葛民輝 / 編劇:林海峰

Adaptation (2002)

“You are what you love, not what loves you…” –Donald Kaufman

“There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something is that it whittles the world down to a more managable size.

Most people yearn for something exceptional, something so inspiring that they’d want to risk everything for that passion, but few would act on it. It was very powerful and intoxicating to be around someone so alive.” –Susan Orlean