Making Art With a Network Mindset

Making Art With a Network Mindset

For artists, a network isn’t like networking. For Tasai, it’s right there on our front page, under the heading Connection. What kind of connection? Well, not like LinkedIn. Not networking. It’s face to face and intimate, usually small and relatively quiet. It’s...
Art For The Art-curious

Art For The Art-curious

Everyone is asking you to be creative, but you don’t feel very creative. “I need some art in my life,” you think to yourself. But art is kind of incomprehensible, intimidating even. First, if you’re a human being, you *are* creative. Second, you *do* need more art in...
Good grief!

Good grief!

VIDEO: Oliver Burkeman: The Negative Path to Happiness and Success. @99u.com I wrote a book about lament, so I might be a bit biased, but I find grief and lament turning up a lot lately as important antidotes to many of the diseases of our modern western culture, not...
That’s WEIRD, I’m not feeling like myself.

That’s WEIRD, I’m not feeling like myself.

THE ARTICLE: We Aren’t the World by Ethan Watters. “The interdependent self—which is more the norm in East Asian countries, including Japan and China—connects itself with others in a social group and favors social harmony over self-expression. The independent...
Ecologies of Meaning

Ecologies of Meaning

To recap, even the best organizations are arrayed around instrumentality, doing something in the world. That doing something might be as noble as feeding the poor, but the relationships within that organization are, by necessity, instrumental and provisional. This is...
A still and graceful peace

A still and graceful peace

なつき先生, 書道のワークショップありがとうございました!Some things I learned at the brief workshop Natsuki did for us. 1. A very controlled style of calligraphy follows lots of strict rules, which is fairly self evident. 2. Artistic and fluid calligraphy isn’t just all fluid and...