읽으며 했던 생각

to be continued

 

목차

A New Way of Operating
1. You don’t have to be a genius.
2. Think process, not product.
3. Share something small every day.
4. Open up your cabinet of curiosities.
5. Tell good stories.
6. Teach what you know.
7. Don’t turn into human spam.
8. Learn to take a punch.
9. Sell out.
10. Stick around.

 

일부 발췌 (페이지) – 번역 to be continued

  • Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” (8)
    당신이 가진 걸 꺼내보세요. 누군가에겐 분명 여러분이 감히 생각하는 것보다 더 괜찮은 것일 수 있어요.
  • (…) good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and that creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds. (11)
    뛰어난 작업은 그저 외부와 단절된 상태에서 만들어지지 않아요. 창의력은 항상 어떤 면에선 콜라보레이션이고, 다른 생각들과 연결된 생각의 결과예요.
  • “On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast. Mediocrity is, however, still on the spectrum; you can move from mediocre to good in increments. The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.” Amateurs know that contributing something is better than contributing nothing. (15-16)
    “창의적인 작업의 영역에서는, 평범한 것과 뛰어난 것의 차이는 꽤 커요. 하지만, 평범한 것은 적어도 그 영역에 있어요. 평범한 것으로부터 뛰어난 것으로 점차 개선할 수 있어요. 진짜 차이는 아무것도 하지 않는 것과 뭐라도 하는 것에 있죠.” 아마추어는 아무것도 기여하지 않는 것보다 뭐라도 하는 게 더 낫다는 걸 알고 있죠.
  • Sometimes, amateurs have more to teach us than experts. (…) “The fellow-pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago he has forgotten.” Watching amateurs at work can also inspire us to attempt the work ourselves. (…) Raw enthusiasm is contagious. (16, 18)
    때때로 아마추어가 전문가보다 가르쳐줄 수 있는 게 더 많기도 해요. (…) ” 같이 배우고 있는 사람이 이미 잘 알고 있는 사람보다 더 도움이 될 수 있는데, 그건 같이 배우는 사람이 덜 알고 있기 때문이죠. 우리가 알고 싶은 건 최근에 마주한 어려움이에요. 전문가들은 그 어려움을 아주 예전에 겪어서 잊어버린 거죠.” 아마추어가 열심히 노력하고 있는 걸 보는 것도 우리가 스스로 시도해보는 데 좋은 자극이 될 수 있어요. (…) 새로 시작하는 열정은 전염성이 강하죠.
  • Share what you love, and the people who love the same things will find you. (19)
    여러분이 좋아하는 것을 공유해보세요. 그럼 같은 것을 좋아하는 사람이 당신을 발견할 거예요.
  • Ebert knew his time on this planet was short, and he wanted to share everything he could in the time he had left. (23)
    Ebert는 이 행성에서 그의 시간이 매우 짧다는 걸 알았고, 그가 떠날 때 할 수 있는 모든 것을 공유하고 싶어 했어요.
  • “To all viewers but yourself, what matters is the product: the finished artwork. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process: the experience of shaping the artwork.” (35)
    당신을 빼고 모든 사람에게 중요한 것은 결과물이에요. 완성된 작품이요. 당신에게, 오직 당신에게 중요한 것은 과정이에요. 작품을 만들어냈던 경험이요.
  • By letting go of our egos and sharing our process, we allow for the possibility of people having an ongoing connection with us and our work, which helps us move more of our product. (38)
    자아를 놓아주고 과정을 공유함으로써 우리는 사람들이 우리와 우리의 작품에 지속적인 관계를 맺을 수 있는 가능성을 열어두게 되는 거예요. 이것은 우리가 결과물을 보다 더 나아가게 하는 데 도움이 되죠.
  • A lot of us go about our work and feel like we have nothing to show for it at the end of the day. But whatever the nature of your work, there is an art to what you do, and there are people who would be interested in that art, if only you presented it to them in the right way. In fact, sharing your process might actually be most valuable (…) if you’re still in the apprentice stage of your work, (…). (40-41)
    우리는 대부분 하는 일에 대해서 공유할 게 전혀 없다고 생각하곤 하죠. 하지만 그 일의 본질이 무엇이든 간에, 당신이 하는 일에는 예술이 있고, 여러분이 그것을 올바른 방식으로 사람들에게 제시한다면 그 예술에 관심 있어 하는 사람들은 있어요. 사실, 여러분의 과정을 공유하는 것이 실제로 가장 가치 있는 일일 수도 있어요. (…) 만약 당신이 여전히 그 일을 배우고 있는 단계라면 (더더욱이요.)
  • “No one is going to give a damn about your resume; they want to see what you have made with your own little fingers.” (41)
    “아무도 여러분의 이력서(그 자체)에 관심을 두지 않아요. 그들은 당신의 작은 손가락으로(여러분이 직접) 무엇을 만들었는지(해왔는지) 보고 싶어 해요.”
  • Become a documentarian of what you do. (41)
    여러분이 하는 일의 기록자가 되어보세요.
  • This isn’t about making art, it’s about simply keeping track of what’s going on around you. (…) Whether you share it or not, documenting and recording your process as you go along has its own rewards: You’ll start to see the work you’re doing more clearly and feel like you’re making progress. And when you’re ready to share, you’ll have a surplus of material to choose from. (43)
  • A daily dispatch is even better than a resume or a portfolio, because it shows what we’re working on right now. (48)
  • The trouble is, we don’t always know what’s good and what sucks. That’s why it’s important to get things in front of others and see how they react. (54)
  • Don’t say you don’t have enough time. We’re all busy, but we all get 24 hours a day. People often ask me, “How do you find the time for all this?” And I answer, “I look for it.” (…) You might have to miss an episode of your favorite TV show, you might have to miss an hour of sleep, but you can find the time if you look for it. (54)
  • Be open, share imperfect and unfinished work that you want feedback on, but don’t share absolutely everything. There’s a big, big difference sharing and oversharing. (57)
  • Once you make sharing part of your daily routine, you’ll notice themes and trends emerging in what you share. You’ll find patterns in your flow. When you detect these patterns, you can start gathering these bits and pieces and turn them into something bigger and more substantial. (62, 64)
  • We all have our own treasured collections. They can be physical cabinets of curiosities, say, living room bookshelves full of our favorite novels, records, and movies, or they can be more like intangible museums of the heart, our skulls lined with memories of places we’ve been, people we’ve met, experiences we’ve accumulated. We all carry around the weird and wonderful things we’ve come across while doing our work and living our lives. These mental scrapbooks form our tastes, and our tastes influence our work. (75)
  • All it takes to uncover hidden gems is a clear eye, an open mind, and a willingness to search for inspiration in places other people aren’t willing or able to go. (81)
  • (…) what makes us unique is the diversity and breadth of our influences, the unique ways in which we mix up the parts of culture others have deemed “high” and the “low.” (81)
  • Being open and honest about what you like is the best way to connect with people who like those things, too. (83)
  • There’s an intuition that you only gain through the repetition of practice. (114)
  • Teaching people doesn’t subtract value from what you do, it actually adds to it. (…) Best of all, when you share your knowledge and your work with others, you receive an education in return. (119)
  • (…) good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and that the experience of art is always a two-way street, incomplete without feedback. (126)
  • You have to remember that your work is something you do, not who you are. (152)
  • As a human being, you have a finite amount of time and attention. (176)
  • When you feel like you’ve learned whatever there is to learn from what you’re doing, it’s time to change course and find something new to learn so that you can move forward. (197)