Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
It should not have taken me this long to listen Radiohead, but here were are. After hearing Daydreaming off their new album, I gave their discography a listen. Their first few albums are pretty generic rock, but with each album, you can hear Radiohead solidifying their own style. Their unusual electro-rock sound is a treat. Check out Reckoner, Weird Fishes, and Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Ico and Journey
Ico and Journey are two very different games, but I wrote about them for one of my Press Start columns. Give it a read.