I ASKED MY CREATIVE students to cite questions they would like to be asked if they were interviewed on air during a broadcast programme about innovation. Here are some of the questions they proposed.
1. How do you think of new ideas?
2. What part of your work do you enjoy the most?
3. Where do you go to be inspired?
4. How will you know you've made it?
5. How do you recharge?
6. Where do you get inspiration on a daily basis?
7. What themes do you most enjoy bringing into yout work?
8. What audience do you hope to reach with your work?
9. What is the most essential part of your creative process?
10. What is your next big thing?
11. What has been the most-viewed item that you have created?
12. Who inspires you to make and share your creative work?
13. Where do you do your best work?
14. What would you tell your teenage self to avoid?
15. What is the most essential specialist equipment you need to produce your best work?
16. If you could choose one specific person as your mentor who would that be?
17. Briefly describe how you go from a simple brief to a finished product that has commercial value.
18. How close are you to the career path you want to take?
19. How do you know you've connected with a worthy collaborator?
20. What book or books have you read that has made the greatest impact on your personality?
I'm thinking about each of these questions and i am formulating my own answers. I plan to give this set of questions to my fourth year students before writing a follow-on post that shows the sort of thought leaders we are educating on the Clonmel Digital Campus.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. He wrote this blog post with a Brydge Mini Keyboard connected via luetooth to a Samsung Note 9. The top image was snapped in the Clonmel Studio during the visit of David Gluckman.]
I CAUGHT UP WITH a few voices at the end of 2018 because they dropped into my podcatcher when using old RSS feeds I set up years ago. Some of the familiar voices continuing using the #audio365 hashtag.
MY 2019 started without a hangover because I stayed clear of alcohol during the previous three days. Instead, I was self-medicating against a cold by infusing mass quantities of things like lychees from Martin's Fruit & Veg in Clonmel. The first day of the year also arrived with a nagging text from my broadband provider because I'm 125 euro behind in my monthly payment. I used the money for Christmas presents instead this year.
I'M A PASSENGER in a car headed to a Christmas dinner in Ireland and I just discovered I can use my two year old Brydge keyboard with my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. That is big win for open stadards of Bluetooth connectivity.
I plan to talk about all the things I've discovered in my gadget box that works with my week-old Note 9 You cannot imagine my joy is seeing how my keyboard skillls translate directly to the Note 9. I will also verify the keystrokes I used to make the Brydge keybooard bind to the Note 9's Bluetooth stack.
If you are curious about the process, ask your podcatcher for "Topgold's Audio Clips" and listen to my 10 minute episodes.