I enjoy re-reading this a couple times a year. Yak Shaving
I hear conspiracy theories a lot. These are theories that would involve creativity, technology, and physical logistics. Have the people that talk about these things ever been involved in a creative project? Do they know how frigging hard it is to get people to even have a shared understanding of the thing they are building? Let alone actually build it, release it, and support it.
My wife and I watched the first two episodes of Lost with our teenage kids last night. I forgot just how good that show was, when it was good. I urged my kids not to read spoilers because that show has some of the greatest “WTF is happening!” and “WTF’s going to happen next!??!” moments. I dont think we’ll get through the entire series of six long seasons. But I’m thinking we can get through the first season, together, slowly.
We’ve seens the entire series, as it played out. We never re-watched any of it since the first run through. So it’ll be intersesting to have some fun conversations along the way with the kids. I remember that show being so popular, and distracting with my work team. So many theories and disagreements and ideas throughout the week in our team chat, hallyway conversation and lunch table. Everyone was so into it.
It was so distracting but so fun, that I actully invited the entire team as optional to an morning Lost discussion standup meeting. The thought was we can get it all out of systems early in the day together to allow us to not disrupt each other all day with chatter. I never really measured how successful that was, but boy was it fun.
Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.
Brainstorming for my next animation. Very early days. Climbing the mountain of success vs. building the mountain underneath you to grow.
I enjoy finding opportunities in challenges. But today’s six-hour meeting that could have been emails, videos, and a persistent chat really stumped me.
Just got invited to do an outdoor comedy performance in July/August. So nice to hear things are opening back up, slowly, safely, steadily.
On Monday, I am hosting Animating in Procreate (and Keynote?) on Luma. Join us?! lu.ma/4h4cpxil
I’m doing a free show and tell! It’s on Animating in Procreate (and Keynote?). Join us on Apr 12 (Mon), 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EDT.
Here’s last months animation from my Presence mailing list. Next issue comes out Sunday 4/4 and includes another animated guide to a mindfulness exercise.
Direct link: Three Calming Breaths
Barb and Star go to vista Del Mar was everything I expected and so much more. Damn that was the funniest movie I’ve seen in ages.
Storytelling and interactive experiences connect humans. We all need stories to understand each other and our human condition. Everyone is a storyteller in some way, we all know this, deep down. Stories and interactions are gifts to the world. Imagine our world with just 10% more of the untold stories, and unshared experiences which are held back by our own fear and doubts. What better shared understanding would we have of each other? How much progress would we make towards the light?
I know in my bones that I’m here to help people tell these stories. To help them create shared experience and understanding.
Orignally a hey.world post: What I know in my bones.
Austin Kleon said:
Let go of the thing that you’re trying to be (the noun), and focus on the actual work you need to be doing (the verb).
I’m sitting here with my mouse on the ‘buy’ button for another perfect domain. I should let go of the thing I want this to be (the noun) and do the work to make it really a thing (the verb).
What’s the best way to remote into a MacBook Air and fully control it from an iPad these days? Screens.app?