Warren Ellis on making mistakes

Posted on Fri 29 March 2019 in Dispatches • Tagged with art, quote • 1 min read

Warren Ellis’ commencement speech to University of Essex at Southend is a delight to read. I particularly loved this bit.

Making mistakes happens when you’re trying something new. It’s how you know you’re bending the envelope.  Making mistakes is how you learn, and sometimes a mistake gives …


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Sam Sykes: In The Tombs of Poets

Posted on Fri 20 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with art, movies, writing • 1 min read

Sam Sykes has published a reflection on the life of Shin Sang-Ok, and on an artist’s need to create.

The idiot ninja action film I watched as a kid was the last legs of a man who was being denied his needs for a final time. The stupid movie …


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A List Apart: Reviving Anorexic Web Writing

Posted on Tue 31 July 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with art, culture, web, writing • 1 min read

This is a fantastic article, that along with its companion piece, it covers how the influence of business on the web has been reduced from writing to “zombified copywriting.” The author indicates that this is because so many people writing for the web are not writers, but rather engineers, secretaries …


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