Monday, 13 May 2013

Basketball Balls and Creativity

As things begin to spiral faster, what do we have? Distractions.

I must confess to indulging in various distractions myself, the main being the sport of basketball. It is perhaps a triviality in these times of change but nonetheless i find myself inexorably drawn to the simple pleasures of dribbling a basketball ball around and shooting it at a suspended hoop.

I admit that this post is a disgrace to the finely crafted theoretical predictions woven into hyperbole of the last two but as Jesus of Nazareth himself said: we all must pay the bills.

There is a strange beauty in the fact that out of the need for survival comes a whole new way of  creating, such is the mystery of our consumer culture. something so ugly can, with the right eyes, pave the way for a beautiful new paradigm. So there it is, essentially a lie, but it allows for a new self, a way to play again.

As for basketball balls themselves, they play a small but important role in the whole.. The words 'basketball ball' have become inextricably linked to the forthcoming shift. Ridiculous perhaps but through a series of chance events and the need to put food on the table the phrase basketball ball has taken on a whole new significance. And here, i feel is the point about creativity, the cues are everywhere, you just have to be open. This whole existence is a game, a performance, a joke.

Anything can be crafted to become another part of an ever growing performance art that is life. There is something comforting in that.
The internet itself is a facilitator of this new paradigm. Call it creativity 2.0.

So, what do basketball balls have to do with this specifically? Find out by following this link .

Or maybe you won't find out at all. But if not you are looking with the wrong eyes. A basketball ball or basketball net or a football or even a birthday card is of course not the answer really. These are all just tricks but they provide direction.. We all need direction. It would be nice if we could acknowledge that each others directions are all different, maybe we would create a bit more harmony if we did. Maybe Basketball balls would become irrelevant.

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