Primitive secrets to modern creative blocks. Joe Bowers is a designer who has gradually digged his way out of a deep creative funk by studying old masters and living ones. The most surprising thing he discovered? Nothing has changed.
If you're stuck, or if you just want to finally get access to that burning hot ember of brilliance you know exists inside of you somehwere, this podcast is for you. Joe outlines the suprising secrets to accessing genius from his years of comparative study of artists, writers, comedians, designers and musicians. Join Joe Bowers on the Hunt for the Ultimate Creative Process!
Ancient Secrets of Thinking, The Well
I dive kinda hard into what the Well actually is; A model of thought with lots of history, mystery and power. And a secret to unlocking your hidden genius. So grab a notebook and buckle up your earballs cuz it's about to get weird and mystical in here as we try to connect some very distant, very non-planar dots on the origins of conciousness, and for that matter, the origins of creativity itself. Join me on the Hunt for the Ultimate Creative Process.
Procrastination, Stream of Conciousness, and An Intro into Modes of Idea Generation.
What is creativity even really? Why are so some people so content with their current capability? Whats the deal with that? I just riff on some stuff that I've been learning about how to be brilliant and how to help you be brilliant, and become a super powerful genius capable of unlocking your deepest levels of pure genius. You got this. I love you. Let's make some cool shit.
What is Creativity and Why is it Happening
In a short guided attempt to save time in my busy morning I record completely off the cuff and end up revealing way more than I intended to and now refuse to listen to it. So. I really hope this doesn't get me in trouble because I don't know what I said and I don't want to know. But have you ever wondered what creativity is? Why its even a thing we do as humans? What does it matter? And why, oh why, am I so obsessed with finding the secrets to getting much, much, much better at it?
Too many people are satisfied with their current capacity for imagination. Which is a direct indicator of a lack of imagination. And should not be socially acceptable.
The Misunderstood Myth of Sisyphus and the Creative Lessons Within
People remember Sisyphus for being given a massively outsized punishment for his hubris and betrayal of the mighty Zeus, but what if we have that lesson all wrong? And what if the keys to unlocking a satisfying and fulfilling life is what this story really is about?
What is Art, and What is Design
Martin Scorsese doesnt know shit about comic books??? Comic book nerds not know shit about cinema??? Or is this all just a clickbaity excuse to have one of my favorite debates on what the difference is between art and design? Spoiler alert; I honestly like both, but if it came down to a knife fight I'd side with Marty. He seems like he could handle himself.
How to do the Work
In this episode I try to help you understand the things that are holding you back from actually putting the time you into your projects, and how to get past that. Whats the difference between you and those crazies that put in 10-12 hours of work everyday?? Well... lets take a look.