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In praise of parameters.

For many creative types, if anything is possible, nothing is. A provocative over-statement, perhaps, but it’s often true when trying to create work, art, music, poetry, and baked goods. Endless possibility is often creatively debilitating. I mean, where to start? For me, it’s parameters, as in “let’s tightly define the parameters of this project.” Classical…

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GETTING CREATIVE: Gamification clarification.

I originally wrote this in 2014, but am re-upping it now because it’s truer than ever, and too many still aren’t getting in the game.   At a recent client meeting I did what I often do: use a relatively obscure term that requires a level of ‘get-it-ness’ that has yet to fully penetrate the popular…

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Be Here Never.

Ever since I first heard about Google Glass, I’ve been chewing on what it is that disturbs me so about this brave, new technology. There’s something that’s not right about it in my mind, but it has nothing to do with my feelings about the company producing it. It’s not like I’m unfamiliar with the…

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#thanksscience

In my Twitter feed today: Here is a wonderful video of a 40-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time http://t.co/JnoQ8OsVvJ — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 28, 2014 Science did this. I like science. Do you? – D.P. Knudten

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Context before Concept.

Like any experienced creative type, I’ve got an unwritten list of rules that I alternately cleave to or break on a daily basis. One that proves surprisingly resilient is “Always understand the context before wasting time on the concept.” I was reminded of this maxim when I saw this maximum impact creative for the Swedish…

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iWhy no iTV?

People been harshing on my bro Apple for not living up to their expectations about an Apple TV that’s not just a black puck that hooks up to a real TV. And they’re claiming Apple’s lost its innovative edge. Me, I think they’re just doing what they’ve always tried to do: bake the whole cake…

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Spare me your dystopia.

I get it. Things aren’t all rainbows, unicorns and flying cars. Life is a struggle. Always has been. Always will be. But enough already. The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Doomsday Preppers, Left 4 Dead, Minority Report; a non-stop diet like this leads to mindless nihilism—or the necessary purgatives of Duck Dynasty, anything Disney, and…

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Fear. Desire. Choose.

Every once in a while, the universe perfectly aligns where you are, with what you need. Here’s but one current example. I stumbled across the Salon.com article about MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his personal journey through a professional life hampered by negativity (doubts, fears) to one focused on accentuating the positive (working with the…

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Let’s collaborate.

It’s been a long time coming, but COLLABORATOR creative is LIVE. I’ll be continuing to do what I’ve always done—work with clients to achieve their marketing goals—only this time as the Chief Collaborator at my own shop. Those of you who’ve known me for years will recognize that modus operandi from my days back in…

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In praise of parameters.

If anything is possible, nothing is. A provocative over-statement, perhaps, but it’s often true when trying to create work, art, music, poetry, and baked goods. Endless possibility is often creatively debilitating. I mean, where to start? For me, it’s parameters, as in “let’s tightly define the parameters of this project.” Classical poetic forms? Parameters. A…

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