Get Shouty

Be careful what you wish for
December 1, 2006, 6:53 am
Filed under: Zeitgeist

This piece of art is by Banksy. Part of his ‘help‘ manifesto says this:

“The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don’t go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit. “

Harsh- but so’s the world. Seriously go take a look at his work.

Mark Boyd posted a beautiful manifesto to GapingVoid:

What we make is not the point. That we make, that we DO, is.
Making stuff develops the ability to see, hear, taste, smell and feel.
Making stuff is about problem solving, the openness to possibilities, development of skills, internal and external navigation and resolution, a sense of exploration and adventure. 
Making stuff transforms one from a consumer to a contributor.
Making stuff is not passive.
Making stuff involves making choices. Realizing you have choices and making them is empowering. Empowerment leads to confidence, and the courage to question and challenge the status quo. Making stuff and sharing it is a social and political act, which opens avenues for communication.
Dare to fail big, and attempt to change the world.

I love that challenge. Make stuff to change myself and change the world.  


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