Thursday, January 6, 2011

Getting Ideas

I've been thinking a lot lately about the nature of creative collaboration, how traditionally it has happened wherever people have congregated; sewing circles, coffee houses, common interest clubs etc and how the net is changing the nature of it.

 I search the web for my current interests be it making glass beads, how to make a bike trailer, veg patch growing, writing, 2 year old entertaining, all without going out to large meeting places with said two year old in tow. It's done in snatches between picking stuff up, playdates, cooking and play. I collaborate with people I've never met, often from the other side of the world.

I've come to the conclusion that the best ideas, and often the most innovative, are the ones that are shared, modified and played with.

Thank you everyone who has shared their thoughts with me these last few years!

 oh, and it's nice to know other people feel the same way about the net, thus the vid link

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm - interesting.

    I'm kind of grappling with these issues myself at the moment. I have gotten so much out of dipping into this blogging community - and yet, I sometimes feel frustratingly inactive and like I'm spending too much time reading others thoughts and viewing bits of their worlds!

    I think I need to figure out where the balance point is for me and at the moment I'm aware it's got to be less electronic connection and more connection the active fleshy kind of world! But, as this link reminds me, not totally unplugged. Thanks.