“ Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows … Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. ”
— Jim Jarmusch26
What this chapter will cover:
This chapter is more practical than the last: it will help you understand HOW to use copying to make new, original and more effective strategies and ideas.
We'll show how error and variation are good and useful.
We'll explore how who you copy from and where can create error and value.
We'll suggest games, techniques and examples to put all of this to work.
And why what kinda thing? questions are often more useful than more specific ones.
But first, ‘more songs about buildings and food'27*
*Yes, I know. Showing my age.