trailer to his (brilliant) book:
find/follow/steal from him:
Austin at TEDxKC in 2012:
how Austin writes – via @copyblogger: http://www.copyblogger.com/how-austin-kleon-writes/
sunday, april 24, 2011
There is no statement more erroneous than the declaration that “this is my idea”. Such notions are byproducts of a material culture that has been reinforced in seeking physical rewards, usually via money, in exchange for the illusion of their “proprietary” creations. Very often an ego association is culminated as well where an individual claims prestige about their “credit” for an idea or invention.
Austin on groundhog day:
Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend your Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.
just the day. as the day.
june 2015 – interview at bookcon
a book can go places.. they aren’t dead.. there’s a magic in turning the page
this book was a result of 10 yrs of trial and error
creativity’s not linear.. a daily practice
on Gatto‘s dumbing us down
We lock away children and old people from everyday life, either in schools or nursing homes
nobody talks to them anymore, and without children and old people mixing in daily life, a community has no future and no past, only a continuous present.
A real community allows you to be a whole person:
“the only ones I consider completely safe are the ones that reject their communal facade, acknowledge their limits, and concentrate solely on helping me do a specific and necessary task.”
Gatto sees compulsory school as an “involuntary network with strangers.”
Gatto sums it up: “Children learn what they live.
rev of everyday life.. for all of us..
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/751174646163091456
all the way.. not partially
Too many people out there trying to be teachers. I’m a fellow student. I’m offering you the chance to look over my shoulder.
This story changed my life pic.twitter.com/cphnkMyae3