Friday, October 25, 2013

144 Power of the Internet

I've mentioned the book The Art Instinct many times. I love how it describes the evolutionary expansion of technology and how the availability of knowledge increases innovation. It's one of the reasons I created this blog.

Recently I wrote about using rubber stoppers in Gamblin mediums to decrease drying in the bottle. Several people commented and I found the information shared in the comments to be more valuable than the original information in my blog. This is an example of how ideas can be leveraged as we share ideas. It may be a simple process but anybody who's thrown away a half used bottle of medium knows it is also an important process.

Creativity is dependent on the fusion of available ideas. The Internet is making it possible to fuse new ideas at ever increasing rates. In short, sharing ideas equals the proliferation of innovation. I find this idea extremely energizing.

With the idea of further sharing ideas via the Internet I thought it might be fun to organize a Google hangout. On Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 9 pm EDT I will be going online and accepting your requests to hangout on Google. Please make your request to join my circle at least one half hour before broadcast. Also, keep in mind that Google only allows ten people per session. One option is to make the session public for others to listen to as we talk so let me know what you think of that idea.

Possible topics include using chalk in mediums, our experiences using a variety of mediums, the art of composition, or anything else really. Let me know if you have any specific topics.

For info on how to participate go here and here.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Brad Teare October 2013


  1. Do you need a web cam for this hangout thing? Can you still join up if you don't have one. Sounds like fun.

    1. I will be using the webcam on my computer. Not sure what happens if you don't have one maybe you just get audio. I will be going live a few minutes before 9 pm EDT if you would like to test your set up.

  2. Brad, it was great talking with ya tonight, looking forward to the next one.

    Here are a couple of youtube links I was telling you about. First is Scott Naismith he uses the Med #5:

    Next is the one with the guy who counts his brushstrokes:

    Ciao, Lou

    1. I feel the same way Louie. Thanks for the recommendation of Lukas' medium and the links. I will definitely check them out!


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