What happens when you combine two different art forms? Lego Star Wars and a customized music machine provide a memorable example.
Two frequent approaches to creative thinking. One is to think outside the box. The other is to push at the edges (hat tip Seth Godin). Thinking outside the box requires a lot of trust and a willingness to abandon the current platform. Pushing at the edges starts from a known point and expands outwards. Both are powerful and offer remarkable results. Knowing when to employ each one is critical.
To prove my point here are some of my inside and outside photographic moments (all sets and creations courtesy of H).
Could you create instructions to create a masterpiece without using words? Lego does this everyday. Consider all the langues Lego would have to print their directions in if they used words. Instead they have made the transfer of knowledge an artform.
How can you engage new members of your tribe without handing them written guidelines?