Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine:
Every creative journey begins with a problem. It starts with a feeling of frustration, the dull ache of not being able to find the answer…. When we tell one another stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase of the creative process…. Instead, we skip straight to the breakthroughs. We tell the happy endings first. The danger of telling this narrative is that the feeling of frustration … is an essential part of the creative process.
Great iPad coloring book app that some of my work buddies made in their spare time - if you have a lil’ one check it out!
March is exciting. Whether you love college basketball, or can’t wait to see what’s coming up for the next version of the iPad, we’re excited with you.
We’re also excited about giving My Story away for FREE for the entire weekend to celebrate our recent release of version 1.3. The free weekend starts Friday March 2nd and continues through Sunday March 4th.
With My Story, kids become authors and gain a whole new sense of empowerment by exercising their creativity.
My Story is the simplest story maker/book creator for iPad. It offers a great core set of features for kiddos: drawing, voice recording, photos, and text for each page of an unlimited number of books. Kids can rearrange their pages, use 20 different colors with three different brushes, and start/stop recording with the tap of a button.
- Drawing: Simple, fun interface. 3 brushes. 20 colors. Size grabber.
- Photos: Take a picture, import from library, or choose a color background.
- Voice recording: Easy-to-use record button for every page. Restart a recording at any time. Recordings stay intact when exporting as ePub format
- Publishing & Sharing: Read in-app, export to iBooks, or email in ePub format for other iOS users on iPhone or iPad.”
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs. — Banksy, from Cut It Out (via zaschell)
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