Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Creativity and Competition

Today I spent the day in our State Capital, Olympia, with a group of farmers from my area. The one thing we all agreed upon is that it is refreshing and unfortunately rare to have farmers share the details of their farming with others. There is a fear that by sharing information we will be copied or beat to the market. While a little of that fear might be true, I would like to propose that it can't be really true. And that is because it's not the idea, it's what you DO with the idea that makes a project or product truly your own or unique.

Ben Lillie explains it much better than I, in his Physics blog on Coincidence and Creativity

2 comments:

Charlotte Meredith said...

One thing I love about printmaking as an artist is the way information is shared by the printmakers. In fact, the process is the first thing the artists talk about. It's a very open medium. I agree with you about sharing information...it's what one does with it that makes it unique.

yui said...

Hi! I'm behind you.
Good luck!