I’m not talking about the average ‘cool’ or ‘interesting’ site. I’m talking about the kind of site where you get giddy when you haven’t visited in a while, because you know there’s going to be great new stuff.
Rather stupidly, I felt like I’d found all the great sites online, but thankfully I was wrong. Recently I found Brain Pickings, A website written by Maria Popova, a self confessed “interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large” and writer for Wired and The Atlantic.
I got so excited when I found it that I actually forgot how I ended up their, but I would like to thank my mystery referrer.
Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.
Here are some of my favourite posts so far:
A 5 step guide for producing ideas. circa 1939; Examines creativity as a method and process rather than a skill.
Trust me, I’m lying: Confessions of a media manipulator; a short but interesting blog on Ryan Holiday’s book. This video gives you a quick rundown:
An anatomy of inspiration, 1942; A look at where ‘inspiration’ comes from. (It’s everywhere)
Christ to Coke: How image becomes icon; How does an image, like Che Guevara’s famous photo, turn into an icon?