After the umpteenth animated discussion about how to make this “creativity” thing work, my buddy Sid Ceaser and I decided to do a podcast. So this afternoon, we pointed microphones at each other and chewed the fat for about an hour, covering such topics as photographer Chase Jarvis and his inspiring creed on creativity, sharing, and sustaining, Lindsay Lohan’s sudden aging, and my brief history in professional game development. Sadly, our inaugural session was marred by mysterious digital noise intermittently spread throughout the recording; instead of doing the minimal edit that I hoped, I have strung together 20 minutes of the surviving material into one conversation that covers, loosely, creativity and business. The session kicks off with Sid’s story about photographing Ben Slavin, whom Sid met at the Strobist meetup, prior to Ben’s motorcycle ride to the tip of South America, and from there we get into a general discussion about:
- How “being a part of it” is an important drive behind doing some of the creative things we do.
- The balance between the need to do art versus the necessity of commercializing it.
- Finding what you want to say and what you love to do, and having the guts to follow through.
- Daring to find your niche and stick to it.
This is, we hope, the first in a series of podcasts. We don’t have a name yet, nor do we have a particular focus, but I imagine we’ll be spending a lot of time talking about the people we know who are inspiring us, and what we’re doing ourselves to continue to be “a part of it.” We’re making it up as we go along.
Enjoy! Comments and suggestions welcome.
NOTE 10/28/2009: The RSS feed for the main website (davidseah.com) is not iTunes compatible. If you’d like to subscribe to the podcast, go to davidseah.com/podcast and subscribe using the RSS link there. The URL of the podcast RSS feed is davidseah.com/syndicated/podcast.