20 June 2010

Scott McCloud on Comics & Media

I've greatly enjoyed Understanding Comics as study of the medium and this video provides a quick synopsis. This presentation also helped understand broader media dynamics - which is true of the rapid changes we're seeing in digital.

2 points to note in this TED talk:
  1. Durable mutations - of the mutations we see in media look for the ones with staying power. No easy task, but keep looking for signs of penetration & integration into everyday stuff.
  2. Look at media as providing us a window back into our worlds. When unique media evolves, it provides people with one more way to reenter their worlds. Use it for what it is.
Also, greatly liked his philosophy: Learn from everyone, Follow no one, Watch for patterns & Work like hell on the one thing you love.

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