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Creativity Aids Courtesy of Eno and Schmidt

By Rhizome

When ambient music godfather Brian Eno finds himself creatively stuck, he reaches for an Oblique Strategy card. Each card contains advice meant to jar the artistic soul out of stagnation and back into the stream of genius. (\"Question the heroic approach\" is a personal favorite.) Eno and painter Peter Schmidt developed the first series of Oblique Strategies in 1975. Now the cards are available as downloads, and one can just click a button to \"pick\" a random card. Commit to following these strategies, and watch oblique confidence bloom.

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