Let me start off by saying that while I am writing this I am watching Pys’s “Gangnam Style on Youtube. Lately, “Gangnam Style” is a song that has reached viral status on Youtube. With over 209 million views and counting, this music video gives me reason to laugh. I enjoy the dress classy dance cheesy feel of the music video. “Gangnam Style” inspires me.
Now, back to the topic of imagination and the creation of things. I have a formula to my imagination; let me share. I classify imagination into two types: Pure-creativity; synthetic-creativity.
Pure-creativity is a conscious effort to create and or discover something new that can be either tangible or intangible. The creation of an original artwork is a good example of pure creativity.
Synthetic-creativity is taking something that already exists and putting a “funk” to it. Fusion food is a good example of “funk.” Another good example of “funk” is adding a twist/interpretation to something that already exists- Lana Mckissack/Fu Music with a remake of Maroon 5, One More Night. At times, the re-creation is better than the original.
Now, after all the schooling, jobs, lifestyles, and attempt at law school, I find my imagination tainted and dull. How did I lose my imagination? Was it because I crammed my head with facts rather than fantasy? Or was it when I reached the legal drinking age? Maybe, perhaps, or when the time I was introduced to Luca Pacioli and the accounting formula? I don’t know when I lost a bit of my imagination; but, now, I want it back.
I had to relearn to create that imagery and not that image. And now, I am slowly defining myself…..
Thanks for reading! =)