“The act of creation is surrounded by a fog of myths. Myths that creativity come via inspiration… but creativity isn’t magic. It happens by applying ordinary tools of thought to existing materials and the soil from which we grow our creations is something we scorn and misunderstand even though it gives us so much; and that’s ‘copying.’ Put simply, copying is how we learn. We can’t introduce anything new until we’re fluent in the language of our domain and we do that through emulation.” – Kirby Ferguson
This is a brilliant series on how innovations truly happen, kudos to Mr. Ferguson. Everything Is a Remix. This is one of my favorites, Part 3. A very interesting take on what creativity really is. Very important for creatives to see.