Six factors that contribute to a lack of authenticity – Robert Terry 1983

Robert Terry identifies six factors:

  1. A deep and undefined sense of disconnection from the institutions and people that we believe we should be connected with
  2. Information overload based on our technology-rich societies
  3. An increasing mistrust of institutions, organizations, and systems
  4. Development of virtual realities (for example, through technology, spin control, and disinformation)
  5. An increasing fragility of a shared sense of purpose
  6. The rise of relativism; that is, people feel that they can never really know what is true or real or what is good or right

From Robert Terry, 1983 pp. 114–126

Wonderfull quote by Madonna on when to stop being an artists.

Does somebody ask Steven Spielberg why he’s still making movies? Hasn’t he had enough success? Hasn’t he made enough money? Hasn’t he made a name for himself? Did somebody go to Pablo Picasso and say, “Okay, you’re 80 years old. Haven’t you painted enough paintings?” No. I’m so tired of that question. I just don’t understand it. I’ll stop doing everything that I do when I don’t want to do it anymore. I’ll stop when I run out of ideas. I’ll stop when you fucking kill me. How about that?

via Harpers Bazaar

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Prototyping with Keynote

Keynote is a piece of software from Apple and about a year ago has been thoroughly overhauled. You can download it for free: apple.com/mac/keynote/

What makes Keynote so great is the ability for quick, smooth and dirty prototyping, there has been plenty of articles written about this:

I’ve always been a huge advocate of using Keynote for basic prototyping because there are a lot of great animation/drawing goodies hidden in this app and it’s so easy to set a scene up. Same thing goes with motion graphics. Even if you’re not planning on making your final animation in Keynote, it’s an incredibly fast way to audition different effects and narratives.