Management expert Bob Sutton discusses a 2011 study that indicates that people actual come up with more original ideas when they are supposed to be collaborating with someone else, or if they are attempting to come up with a creative solution to someone else’s problem.
Acrylic painter Amy Buchheit begins an intriguing series of posts about why fine art is priced at the level that it is. It is a nice introduction to the economics of producing professional art and covers the cost of materials, the price of presentation, and many other topics.
Matthew E. May, author and founder of Shibumi Creative, discusses the strategy of curiosity (and leaving something to the imagination) when trying to sell an unfamiliar public on a “big” idea.
Joshua Conti uses two photos of his, one taken and processed using the most up-to-date computer and camera available, and one taken and processed with an older set of equipment, to demonstrate that the choices of the photographer matter more than the specific hardware he or she uses.
Dan Goodwin argues that artists should avoid the “magpie syndrome” and focus on their current project, however humble, instead of new, exciting and shiny ones down the road.
Jocelyn K. Glei compiles a wonderful trove of videos that touch on idea execution, with insights from artists, writers, designers, storytellers, researchers, and chocolatiers.