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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 3
Re: Now I know what the "Draw Oblique Strategy Card" link does
Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: March-11, 1998 at 19:36:32
In Response To: Now I know what the "Draw Oblique Strategy Card" link does (Steve Shapiro)
They were originally done in a now out-of-print edition by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. The idea was to develop a series of "strategies" which could help resolve artistic blocks in the music composition process (Eno) and the Visual Arts (Schmidt). I have since lost the cardset, but got a kick out of writing a PERL script to select a card randomly. They are not predictive, as some people would like to think the Tarot is, but rather a sort of cybernetic "throw of the dice" to shift the creative process.
I find them helpful if I am stymied because I am having difficulty shifting focus.
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Sandra -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 1:29 p.m.
- Re: Quality of Life??
Roxy -- Friday, 13 March 1998, at 12:14 a.m.
- Have you considered showing yourself?
Rick McInnis -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 1:29 p.m.
- just a thought??
annette -- Wednesday, 11 March 1998, at 9:05 a.m.
- I pulled an "Oblique Srategy" card For You...
Peter D'Adamo -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 8:06 a.m.
- Are you from Missouri? :-)
Steve Shapiro -- Tuesday, 10 March 1998, at 9:59 p.m.