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How Constraints Help Common Craft Videos

Posted by: leelefever on November 14, 2011- 4:12pm

Topic: Common Craft Style

Categories: constraints, creativity, science


  Since our first video, Common Craft style has been defined by a specific set of materials and processes. You could say we work within a set of constraints.  While the word “constraints” sounds limiting, we’ve always found them useful and, paradoxically, liberating. According to the article linked below, there’s now a scientific explanation.   Johan Lehrer recently wrote an article called Need to Create? Get a Constraint wherein he looks at the results of psychological experiments that show... Continue Reading