this week’s question is also illustrated by a picture on the left .Guys, I am asking you: “Where is the line between creative meshing up freely available online stuff and “copy-pasting”?”
Let me share with you an example “case study”, which made me to compose this question and tap into our super cool collective wisdom. Here it is:
Last week I came across a slide-deck which was presented on one international conference. Whole slide-deck was: 3 slide-decks of other people put together…
I am curious to know your take on it. Why do people prefer to fill most of their slides with words of others and are abandoning a wonderful possibility to add their 50 cents of wisdom into the circulation to the world? Why do we chose not to start out with blank canvas? It is so much more fun…
How would you educate an author of the slide-deck? Does it mean that getting “inspiration” is copying whole slides and texts and pictures into “own” presentation and talk? What if giving up on starting with blank slides is impoverishing world by a creative genius which surely reside in all of us? What if breaking through this resistance, would create much better slide-deck than those “sources”? Why are we choosing this easier way of inspiration? How do you create your materials? How much is inspiration from already told stories and how much is your story?
Back at you now!
See you in comments, my dear creative artists and shippers.