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Fake and Bake

All art requires artifice. Just as the truth comes in different sizes and can be packaged in different ways, creative artifice can take many forms. As Magritte famously reminded us with his picture of a pipe that wasn’t actually a pipe, art plays with the malleability of form to suggest novel...

Fun with Patents

Patents really can be fun, to browse if not always to write. We can learn so much about creativity from what other people consider patentable and worthy of the (very expensive) patenting process.  For instance, we can look to the patent archives to see how past inventors have generated viable...