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    Frame Your Work Around What You Do, Not How You Do It

    As a cross-media artist and software developer I find it hard to separate my tools from what it is I provide. They are a deeply engrained part of my work and it's vital focus (for now)...


    But this way of thinking limits me. While it is great from a tool-developer's perspective it is constraining from an artist's...


    It puts the HOW before the WHY. This has been a concious choice for me for the past year in my attempt to work towards a creative process and toolset that would allow me the full range of how I want to create - with drawing and algorthms....


    But as this system and ideas get more and more solidified I'm beginging to ask the question of WHY...


    I think there are overriding themes my work concerns itself with. I think there are a vast number of applications to it too.


    By thinking about what you do without considering the form and media it makes the tools invisible...


    What you do in your sketchbook is the same as what you do in your paintings, is the same as what you do in your programs, is the same as what you do in your installations and so on....


    Flattening the context, making the tools superflous is really the height of technological acheivement....


    To develop tools and technology, you must talk as if they are completly irrelevant...


    (...because they are, ideas are what matter)



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