Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

  • Post published:December 15, 2015
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Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (Read more)

Do I Own My Art? On Intellectual Property Rights

  • Post published:December 10, 2015
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Question: “I’ve been thinking a lot about copyright and often wondered how copyright fits with Scripture. I am a video content creator and sometimes the copyright laws matter deeply to me, other times not. How should believers view intellectual property rights?” (Read more)

Four Productivity Lies

  • Post published:December 9, 2015
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A look at productivity from a biblical perspective.

I have invested a lot of effort in understanding productivity and emphasizing it in my life. Eventually I came to peace with it. But I only did so after addressing some of the prevailing lies about it. (Read more)

Where do ideas come from?

  • Post published:December 6, 2015
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“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

“Good artists borrow; great artists steal.”

“The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from.” — David Bowie

“Good artists copy, great artists steal. We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” — Steve Jobs

“If you have one person you’re influenced by, everyone will say you’re the next whoever. But if you rip off a hundred people, everyone will say you’re so original!” — Gary Panter

Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist)

The Psychology of Cryptomnesia: How We Unconsciously Plagiarize Existing Ideas

YouTube: Copying vs. Stealing in Web Design

Theme Recycling: There Are No Fresh Movie Posters