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May 22, 2003
oblique strategies

More rules for creative types.

After thinking about A Pattern Language, my mind naturally wanders to Oblique Strategies. These are a set of 100 cards designed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. Eno and other artists have used them extensively to create music and other forms of art -- and to become unstuck when creating pieces. You can find out more about them here or even buy them here if you are feeling flush. The texts of the cards can be found online, though of course, having the actual set would be cool.

I don't know what obliquely strategic knitting would look like.

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