Tag: The Talent Code
1. The idea of emergence 2. There are no secrets to success 3. School is stupid 4. There’s no such thing as a genius 5. There’s no such thing as a teenager Here are my top five worldview convictions; ideas that I was not raised believing but came to accept through thought, observation, and communication [...]
Posted: February 15th, 2011 under Emergent properties, Non-fiction books, Philosophy.
Tags: adolescence, Complexity: A Guided Tour, Daniel Coyle, David Shenk, emergence, generative systems, John H. Holland, Melanie Mitchell, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, problem of induction, Robert Epstein, school, The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, The Case Against Adolescence, The Genius in All of Us, The Talent Code
Maybe it’s a sad thing to think about, all the things you could’ve been… if only you had practiced more, applied yourself more, not have had to go to school which made you waste your time… but you’re not dead, so it’s not too late! There are a few books that are centered around the [...]
Animation studies continue It’s now week 7 (of 72) of Animation Mentor! The first semester (of 12 weeks) is half way over! Last week’s assignment involved animating a pendulum. Unfortunately, towards the end of the week (mostly Saturday and Sunday) I caught some sort of virus, so I lost a nice chunk of animation time, [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2010 under Animation, Fiction books, Music, Non-fiction books, Websites.
Tags: Animation Mentor, Daniel Coyle, e-books, e-readers, Federations, Portsmouth Sinfonia, The Talent Code
Animation study progress It is now week 6 of Animation Mentor! After this week, I’ll be halfway through the first semester! I am definitely learning a ton, but … WHEW! … I am finding this to be quite hard stuff! Definitely takes time and patience. But it’s also fun. It’s not like high school or [...]
So I’m reading a book called The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. Overall, I’d say it’s a pretty good book, though sometimes a bit repetitive, as if the author just wanted to make the book longer, or make extra-sure he got his point across. The book firstly argues that “genius” and “giftedness” and “skill” are [...]
So yesterday I made the long journey back to George Mason University to use their library. The same girl was working there as when I worked there years ago. I’m not sure if she recognized me or not, but if she did she didn’t say anything. Then again, neither did I. Anyway, I found a [...]
Posted: July 28th, 2010 under Animation, Non-fiction books.
Tags: Acting in Animation, Animation Mentor, Autodest Maya 2010: The Modeling and Animation Handbook, Cinematography: Theory and Practice, David Mamet, Pure Animation, The Genius in All of Us, The Talent Code, Three Uses of the Knife, Timing for Animation