Picture information in your mind as a game of Jenga

From an article by Steven Grant in Comic Book Resources in answer the question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’

‘Ideas don’t come from information being neatly processed and organized, it comes from wild collisions. Rather picture all the information in your mind as a game of Jenga, all your absorbed information stacked like little blocks of wood.

Now start pulling pieces out.

The stack itself isn’t of interest. The patterns the information makes when it tumbles chaotically, the intersections or openings left when it lands in chaos, those are where ideas arise. That’s what juxtapositions are: patterns, intersections and interstices. Pattern recognition.’

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