How does one design a physical computing project that will aid a creative to overcome their creative block ?
One thing Nidhi and I believed to be a fact about the direction we were taking is that in everyone’s life at least once they come up with a good idea. However not everyone has the ability to pursue their idea to the point it stops becoming an idea and becomes a real thing.
So how were we to join the two together? Creatives with means but no tangible ideas, the rest of the world filled with good ideas and no means. We decided to take a step back and have a look at where good ideas come from. This is where we began to look at Archimedes and his eureka moment, Isaac Newton and his gravity discovery and Albert Einsteins remarkable work and one thing we found in common with all of this is this; Great ideas come to people when they least expect it.
However Steve Johnson Author of the book “Where good ideas comes from” disagreed with us.
Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story from good ideas coming from a “Eureka” moment. His fascinating talk takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.
It was at this point that I began to loose interest in the tribe we had chosen. It seems that on the path of creating an object for a tribe of people with a creative block, I got a creative block. (the irony) We were also running out of time as we had another IBM crit where we had to present prototypes for our projects and Nidhi and I were still very far behind from building an actual physical object. This was getting quite problematic.
We then decided to retract and go with the second project we thought of, The clock that embarrasses you on twitter every time you snooze your alarm clock.