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BLOG’S I DIG.

Posted in General Blogging on May 28, 2010 by julianyorke

The Hype Machine is a blog that I am very fond of. Although it is a site dedicated to downloading music for free it acts, as a search engine among music blog’s to find all kinds of music on the web. A friend of mine who is a DJ introduced me to hypem. Hypem really has opened my world to new and different forms of music and some incredible bands. I suggest you check it out and do what I do, if you like what you download go and buy it.

The Movie Blog is pretty self-explanatory; it’s a blog about upcoming movies and news about movies in the future. I am a movie buff and love getting information on all things related to movies: What movies are coming out, When they are coming out, who’s playing the characters etc. I also like comingson.net but that isn’t a blog. So if you’re interested in finding out what movies are coming soon or have heard a rumor and want to check its reliability go to The Movie Blog.

Chez Pim is an awesome blog dedicated to travel, food and drinking. The Guardian named it in The World’s 50 Most Powerful Blogs in 2008. I love to travel and after this course plan to travel around the world and I will defiantly by using Chez Pim. It gives heaps of information on all areas or travel, food and drinking in an easy format. If you like to travel, eat or drink check it it out.

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INNOVATION, CREATIVITY & RISK.

Posted in General Blogging on May 28, 2010 by julianyorke

INNOVATION: Is the revolutionary change of thinking to produce something new and then translating those ideas into tangible societal impact.

To myself Innovation is thinking outside the box. Finding the norm and stretching it as far as I can, or leaving it completely behind. An example of innovation is the Iphone. It innovated the way in which people and technology react, how knowledge/ information is collected and the way in which people communicate.

CREATIVITY: The mental and social process of discovery, exploration and transformation of conceptual spaces. It is the connection of previously unrelated ‘matrices of thought’ to produce a creative idea.

To me creativity isn’t just thinking outside the box, it is thinking nowhere near the box. To me creativity is targeting your response and creating a concept that isn’t expected to create that response. By shifting my thought from the mainstream approach, I aim to create concepts that achieve my response in a way, which was never considered possible or relevant.  The Graphic Designer/ Typographer David Carson is a great example of this. He is widely known for his experimental typography and is rated one of the most influential designers of the nineties. At first many in his field found his work to be illegible, however over time his work proved to be a hit and silenced his critics.

RISK: Is a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss in the hope of a favorable outcome.

To me risk is a two edged blade. I guess when it comes to risk it depends on the situation. I do believe that you must take risks to succeed but most of the time they shouldn’t be taken blindly. I think you need to study and weigh up the risk and ask yourself if it’s viable. On the other hand sometimes when creating outside the box you just have to run with something and trust in your cut it will work. I believe an example of this is Baz Lurhmann’s portrayal of Romeo and Juliet. When Baz came up with the idea it was met with much criticism. He went with his gut and I believed created a spectacular movie that keeps true to the original story but translating it into the modern day.