Copying is the way we learn

While copying has a bad reputation as a creative, Book - Steal like an artist.. 10 things nobody told you about being creativeBook - Steal like an artist.. 10 things nobody told you about being creative

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author: Austin Kleon
title: Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative



claims that the very act of copying is what makes us improve at our craft. Passing the work of someone else off as our own is plagiarism, but copying work in an attempt to figure out how it works is reverse engineering, is learning.

Copying is baked into our very brain - think of mirror neurons.

Even when not learning, Pablo Picasso famously said that Art is theftArt is theft
This quote by Pablo Picasso is brought up in [[Book - Steal like an artist.. 10 things nobody told you about being creative]]. The entire book tackles the preconception that art needs to be fully o...