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Further reading (and listening) on the shrinking boundary between humans and computers

Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass? At TED2013, Google co-founder Sergey Brin explained the logic behind what is arguably the most radical example of …

John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life

A decade before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) wrote <b>East of Eden</b> (<i>public library</i>), which was eventually adapted into the 1955 film of the same title starring James Dean and which Steinbeck originally addressed to his two young sons. (The …

The River: Exploring the Inner Seasonality of Being Human in Gorgeous Watercolors by Italian Artist Alessandro Sanna

<i>“Love the earth and sun and the animals….read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,”</i> Walt Whitman wrote in the preface to <i>Leaves of Grass</i>. In <b>The River</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) from Enchanted Lion — the wonderful Brooklyn-based independent picture-book publisher …

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

The Six Motives of Creativity: Mary Gaitskill on Why Writers Write

Why do writers — great writers — write? <b>George Orwell</b> attributed it to four universal motives. <b>Joan Didion</b> saw it as access to her own mind. For <b>David Foster Wallace</b>, it was about fun. <b>Michael Lewis</b> ascribes it to the necessary self-delusions of creativity. <b>Joy Williams</b> found in it a gateway from the …

The Business of Blogging | Garance Doré

BoF examines the rise to fashion blogging fame of Garance Doré, a self taught illustrator, HTML coder, photographer, video presenter and writer.<p><i>Did</i> …

The #Oscar after-parties were even more stylish than the show itself—see all the best looks here: ttp://teenv.ge/OU5r2B

Complete runway photos from the Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2014 show: http://stylem.ag/1jMLDbD