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In the new season of The Strategy Inside Everything, host Adam Pierno goes deep with multiple perspectives from artists, authors, executives, makers, researchers and teachers to go beyond clickable headlines and carefully explore the biggest themes in culture, art, politics, business and examine what is driving them and where they may be leading.

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In the new season of The Strategy Inside Everything, host Adam Pierno goes deep with multiple perspectives from artists, authors, executives, makers, researchers and teachers to go beyond clickable headlines and carefully explore the biggest themes in culture, art, politics, business and examine what is driving them and where they may be leading.

    What does art mean when AI enables anyone to create anything?

    What does art mean when AI enables anyone to create anything?

    A person has been able to receive the thoughts, emotions, intent transmitted by another across media. Maybe more amazingly, a person has been able to translate that transmission. Artistic transmissions are able to be sent by children to their parents, and across eons on cave walls. The most able are thought of as artists.

    The word 'artist' conjures tools, media, constructs. It might bring up oil paints, museums, brushes and knives. Or cameras, lights, microphones.

    Apple's recent ad depicting the compaction of art tools into a single digital container (The thinnest ever! Uh cool, right?) touched a nerve. But the nerve isn't specific to the iPad.

    Art has been created and transmitted through a set of processes for hundreds of years with plodding advances over time. Even the current digital revolution has been going on for ~forty years. In the 90's the comic book world bristled at Batman: Digital Justice which introduced digital art to a format famously in love with hand-craft. Now, no panel in a comic isn't created or enhanced by software and digital craft.

    What Apple may have revealed is a fear of the abstraction of art's creation. How different is it to create a sculpture by hand than to use Photoshop to emulate one? Dramatically so. But how different is it for a consumer of both pieces to behold a photo of the sculpture next to a .jpg emulating it? Not very different.

    Every new technology and technique has been examined dubiously, expected to bring art down from its higher purpose to a mere commodity. A system where the methods themselves are easily obtained and mastered by anyone with an idea. And here we are.

    I'm producing an audio program, with no audio training, using digital tools and artificial intelligence to capture and improve the quality of the voices and sound effects. I'm distributing this ostensibly to everyone in the world, with the ability for you, with an interest in these topics (or perhaps brought here by the keywords within this very piece) to consume as much or as little as you desire, and to review as you see fit, even with no education in critical writing.

    Creating a painting is easy. A billion children do it every week. Creating a painting that communicates a unique mix of emotion, intent, movement, context and that is effectively received by an audience is nearly impossible.

    Yet, when it comes to AI tools, and we're primarily thinking of those as Generative AI visual tools today (think Midjourney), we assume anyone can both provide the prompt and master the transmission of feeling. Is this so?

    I had the pleasure of speaking with the following group to help me think through this bramble: Amy Bryzgel is an art history professor at Northeastern University. She's researched and published books on performance art in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Her current research looks at pedagogic
    practices related to performance art in Eastern Europe, networks of development, exchange and dissemination. She's studied changes in the practice and teaching of performance art going back to the 1960's. Double Plus is a working artist in sculpture and other media and also runs an alternative tea house, third space, art house, working with artists on events and installations. He is a prominent Prompt Engineer, exploring the limits of generative AI. He uses this pseudonym so his identity doesn't affect the perceptions of viewers of his art. Grace Ebert is a writer and editor with a background in literature and journalism, managing Colossal’s editorial projects and lead an artist workshop series. She's taught, lectured and also serves on the board for Chicago Books to Women in Prison, and has co-curated At the Precipice: Responses to the Climate Crisis at the Design Museum of Chicago.

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    Gaming in culture with Jamin Warren

    Gaming in culture with Jamin Warren

    Shall we play a game? Sorry, couldn't resist and I know that only people over 40 will get the joke. Jamin Warren of Twofivesix has been working in gaming for long enough to see the influence of games come full circle. Before, games tried to capitalize on pop culture, like films (anyone played the ET game?) but for the past decade, games have become a source of influence of pop culture (see: The Last of Us). Jamin takes us through what gaming means to people and how that influence plays out.

    Find Jamin Warren at https://twofivesix.co/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamin-warren-5149aa20/

    The Strategy Inside Everything is produced by me, Adam Pierno. If you like what you've heard, leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.  Actually, I have no idea if that helps, or if it's ever done anybody any  good. If you really want to help the show, and you like what you've  heard, share it with someone else you think will dig it. That's the best  way to help the show and keep the conversation growing. If you have an idea, a question or want to push back, go to thatsnotaninsight.com where you can send me a message or leave me a voicemail that will be added to future shows.

    New music for The Strategy Inside Everything is by Luke Holizna, for more information on his music go to holizna.com. You can also support him by going to his Patreon at patreon.com/Holizna. For more information on me, you can go to AdamPierno.com To learn about my books, my speaking and my consulting practice. Thanks for listening.


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    Are dating apps video games with Katy Coduto

    Are dating apps video games with Katy Coduto

    You are no doubt familiar with some of the elements of dating apps that have become UX and pop culture staples. For some of you, you're all too familiar with the ways gamified UX features affect approach to dating. Dr. Katy Coduto can explain why. She's been researching dating apps and behaviors for years. A  researcher and Assistant Professor at Boston University (go Terriers!), she's been looking at the ways each swipe and tap has impacted the dating scene and the people living it on a day-to-day basis. She has insights into how the UX we use can become the prism through which we see the activity.

    You can find Katy Coduto here: https://kdcoduto.com/
    I first hear her on this episode of WBUR's The Endless Thread podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-bot-bad-bot-part-v-dating-bots/id1321060753?i=1000589578515&l=fr


    The Strategy Inside Everything is produced by me, Adam Pierno. If  you like what you've heard, leave a review wherever you listen to   podcasts.  Actually, I have no idea if that helps, or if it's ever done   anybody any  good. If you really want to help the show, and you like   what you've  heard, share it with someone else you think will dig it.   That's the best  way to help the show and keep the conversation  growing.  If you have an  idea, a question or want to push back, go to thatsnotaninsight.com where you can send me a message or leave me a voicemail that will be    added to future shows. New music for The Strategy Inside Everything is    by Luke Holizna, for more information on his music go to holizna.com. You can also support him by going to his Patreon at patreon.com/Holizna. For more information on me, you can go to AdamPierno.com To learn about my books, my speaking and my consulting practice. Thanks for listening.


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    Lisa Heyamoto is helping unbreak news

    Lisa Heyamoto is helping unbreak news

    You've probably read or heard a lot about the plight of news in America, and specifically how local news has shrunk over the years. LION is an organization started to help more local groups successfully report their local news. Lisa Heyamoto, Programming Director, Membership Education at LION helps develop tools and training to help these local groups thrive. We talk about how they approach tools and training, and where she sees needs among these startups and entrepreneurs. 

    Find Lisa Heyamoto at LIONpublishers.com

    The Strategy Inside Everything is produced by me, Adam Pierno. If you like what you've heard, leave a review wherever you listen to  podcasts.  Actually, I have no idea if that helps, or if it's ever done  anybody any  good. If you really want to help the show, and you like  what you've  heard, share it with someone else you think will dig it.  That's the best  way to help the show and keep the conversation growing.  If you have an  idea, a question or want to push back, go to thatsnotaninsight.com where you can send me a message or leave me a voicemail that will be   added to future shows. New music for The Strategy Inside Everything is   by Luke Holizna, for more information on his music go to holizna.com. You can also support him by going to his Patreon at patreon.com/Holizna. For more information on me, you can go to AdamPierno.com To learn about my books, my speaking and my consulting practice. Thanks for listening.


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    • 39 min
    Don Caldwell on the evolution of memes

    Don Caldwell on the evolution of memes

    If you're interested in memes, this show is for you. Managing director at Literally Media and Editor in chief of Know Your Meme, Don Caldwell joins Adam to talk about how memes have evolved from the early days of the commercial internet and how they look like they'll change going forward. Don's been at Know Your Meme for some of the memes that pop in your head when you describe what memes mean, the context he provides is rich. 

    Find Don at knowyourmeme.com and on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-caldwell-67b39016/
    A great companion to this episode would be Amanda Brennan's recent conversation with Adam: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/lsRveNcGpxb

    The Strategy Inside Everything is produced by me, Adam Pierno. If you  like what you've heard, leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.  Actually, I have no idea if that helps, or if it's ever done anybody any  good. If you really want to help the show, and you like what you've  heard, share it with someone else you think will dig it. That's the best  way to help the show and keep the conversation growing. If you have an  idea, a question or want to push back, go to thatsnotaninsight.com where you can send me a message or leave me a voicemail that will be  added to future shows. New music for The Strategy Inside Everything is  by Luke Holizna, for more information on his music go to holizna.com. You can also support him by going to his Patreon at patreon.com/Holizna. For more information on me, you can go to AdamPierno.com To learn about my books, my speaking and my consulting practice. Thanks for listening.


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    SPECIAL EPISODE: Nishita Tamuly is gently powering through with Kaitlin Maud-Moon

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Nishita Tamuly is gently powering through with Kaitlin Maud-Moon

    Have you ever felt like you hit the wall? How did you get through it when you know stopping isn's a long term solution. Nishita Tamuly joins the show and talks about what's she has discovered about intention as a powerful force for overcoming burnout. She's joined by the one. The only. Kaitlin Maud-Moon (horn sound effect here). 

    Find Kaitlin at: https://kaitlinmaud.com/ Kaitlin - sincere thanks for hosting this conversation.

    But wait? Where the hell is Adam? He's been working on a new show, In  the Demo, all about the origins of the Millennial Myth. You can listen  here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-demo/id1655565898. He'll be back for the next episode and you'll be hearing more from Kaitlin and maybe some other voices.

    The Strategy Inside Everything is produced by me, Adam Pierno. If you like what you've heard, leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Actually, I have no idea if that helps, or if it's ever done anybody any good. If you really want to help the show, and you like what you've heard, share it with someone else you think will dig it. That's the best way to help the show and keep the conversation growing. If you have an idea, a question or want to push back, go to thatsnotaninsight.com where you can send me a message or leave me a voicemail that will be added to future shows. New music for The Strategy Inside Everything is by Luke Holizna, for more information on his music go to holizna.com. You can also support him by going to his Patreon at patreon.com/Holizna. For more information on me, you can go to AdamPierno.com To learn about my books, my speaking and my consulting practice. Thanks for listening.

    Show notes:  
    0:02 Nishita’s career to date
    6:36 The desire map and how it relates to goals
    11:14 Dealing with emotional burnout
    18:09 The power of writing in the artists way
    24:57 The power of gentle actions
    33:10 How burnout teaches us that we have finite energy
    37:39 How to get support from others
    42:24 The parallels between burnout and burnout from work


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