Without using the term "makerspaces", Kleon still points out the benefits of working together. He quotes musician Brian Eno as referring to it as "scenius". He says genius does not dwell in a vacuum. "Under this model,great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals - artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers." He points out that throughout history, a whole scene of people would work with each other, be inspired by each other, steal and share ideas, "scenius" instead of genius.
Kleon recommends social media, but stresses to experiment, and find the media that works. And, there you'll find people who appreciate what you do. "Share what you love, and the people who love the same thing will find you." It reminds me of science fiction author John Scalzi. Author of Old Man's War and Redshirts, among other books, Scalzi shares his words on his blog, Whatever, and he has used that blog as source material for other pieces. He built an audience for his books by sharing his writing on his blog. People found him.
Show Your Work! is a small book with ten points of advice and supporting material to encourage people to move out in the world with their work. Share it, and they will come.
Austin Kleon's website is www.austinkleon.com
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon. Workman. 2014. ISBN 9780761178972 (paperback), 216p.
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