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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:35 pm 
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"Learning how to learn by yourself is a really important skill. It means you can learn things that nobody knows. It means you can solve things for yourself that nobody can teach you."
"I don't know what I'm doing" (but I do know how to make good choices)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tICD7YqssX8
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SpellTower developer Zach Gage discusses why he believes bottom-up learning is the best way for game developers to learn their trade.

Talking at the #PersonalVideoJuegos Conference in Argentina, Gage described how he attacks new ideas through bottom-up learning -- the act of learning something thoroughly, even the elements that appear unimportant -- rather than top-down learning -- that is, picking out the specific elements of a topic that you need to get ahead.

Although bottom-up learning can take a lot more time, and can prove massively and emotionally exhausting and depressing, Gage reasons that the approach allows you to experiment a lot more with your creative work, and explore what works and what doesn't.

You learn a lot more context to the content that you are exploring, he notes, and therefore end up venturing down plenty of dead-ends -- and many of these dead-ends and weird nuances may well lead you to discover new creative avenues that others haven't fully explored.

"You can blaze trials in new environments, instead of following the things that other people have done," he said. "That kind of learning is exactly the thing that successful artists and creatives do know when they say that they don't know what they're doing. They know how to make shit up long enough that eventually they're right."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:31 pm 
leave no stone unturned. I think that's the motto around here.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:59 pm 
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This merges so well with the entreperneurship thread of Meraki.
@4:17 Flow83 reference on another thread, of a snapshot of South Park. :)

Thanks peregrinus.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:09 am 
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That presentation had good points.

B.Tracy wrote in Million Dollar Habits;

A College Degree Each Year

>>>If you read 30-60 minutes each day, this will add up to about one book per week.
The average American reads less than one book per year. If you read one book per
week, this will add up to about 50 books each year. As it happens, to earn a Ph.D.
from a major university requires the reading and synthesis into a dissertation of
about 40 to 50 books. >>>

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My books are filled w/ my own footnotes, and what I read
from library books, I jot down or write thoughts that come
up.

I run 30-day trials, mostly creative experiments, and whatever
produced in a flow state, I arrange/ put in order later when
I´m "back" or when the experiment is over.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:29 pm 
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So who do we have out there that are/were self-taught
experts?

My favorites include Frank Zappa (composer, musician)
(although his original compositions did not always
respect the possible tonal range of an instrument and
had help in arrangements and restructuring some notes.)

My new discovery is Cesar Millan. (the dog whisperer)
I have decided to learn something from his stuff, non goal
at first, just on absorb mode.

First I thought of learning more about horses ( sister´s
hobby) but dogs are closer and more accessible right now.

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