Are We Becoming Inspiration Fetishists?
Stephan Boublil at The Apartment challenges us to focus less on the philosophical aspects of inspiration - and more on just creating.
Stephan Boublil at The Apartment recently started a provocative and necessary conversation, proposing that the accessibility to creative philosophy, history, opinion and general inspiration provided by the Internet and creative industry risks turning us into ‘inspiration fetishists’ that are more focused on the story behind the inspired work, and less on creating their own inspired work.
Boublil’s post is thought-provoking, direct, and critical – and makes a very valid point in driving us to experiment in creating our own inspired work – and less on discussing where others’ inspiration comes from. His impassioned post at The Apartment is worth the full read; we’ve highlighted a couple of his (separate) thoughts below, which we found to be most…errr…motivating: