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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.

Peter




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