While listening to Greg Dickson consider use cases for the Day One app, I watched Dylan (7) snap a shot of Luna, his cat. And then we shared it from Day One to my blog.
I have to remember to reduce the photo quality of the images that I want to share from Day One to Typepad because I use a mail-to-blog facility that won't handle the 7 MB file size of images snapped by my Samsung Note 9.
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.]
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.
IT IS A QUIET (and frosty) October Bank Holiday in Ireland and we're getting ready for the Clonmel Zombie Walk by painting a few props, carving a few pumpkins, and double-checking the batteries in Mia's fat suit costume.
During this quiet time, I noticed a few people landing on my blog and then reading pieces I wrote more than a decade ago when we lived in Kilkenny.  I wondered what other sorts of things I might have written during the same quiet periods throughout the past decade.
I WORK WITH a wide range of creative students on three campuses of the Limerick Institute of Technology. This year, I'm taking a page out of my 1998 notebooks as we share techniques about making rich media content that shows up in less than two seconds on mobile phone screens.
WHILE PAGING THROUGH several dozen creative media journals at the end of the autumn semester, I discovered several unfamiliar logos woven into some very memorable content. And I recorded a half hour of ideas that were sparked by student work.