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Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
« on: January 11, 2016, 07:47:39 pm »
Oblique Strategies originated as a deck of cards. They've been a popular tool for use in recording sessions, creative projects, and problem solving. Like throwing a Zen wrench into your process. Intended as an aid to boosting creativity, each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation. Whenever you're stuck you draw a card and ponder how it applies to your situation.

"These cards evolved from separate observations of the principles underlying what we were doing. Sometimes they were recognised in retrospect (intellect catching up with intuition), sometimes they were identified as they were happening, sometimes they were formulated. They can be used as a pack, or by drawing a single card from the shuffled pack when a dilemma occurs in a working situation. In this case the card is trusted even if its appropriateness is quite unclear."

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