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Meddle 'ideas hackathon' aims to work out how we find time to create our passions

Neil Bennett | April 15, 2013
20 top creative talents from disciplines as different as typography and comedy are coming together to work on the problem of ‘passion projects’ – and you can join in with them.

NB: What's the best outcome you could hope for from the first event?

TP: "We figure out one thing we can do to help a lot of creatives pursue their passion projects. Then we do it. Or, we set the wheels in motion in such a way that it gets done sometime after the Meddle is over.

"It's not just us solving the problem. It's all the people in our social networks who decide to help us, live, during the Meddle.

NB: Why is it so important for creative people to engage with and learn from those outside they consider to be the boundaries of their disciplines?

TP: "It's simple - you get something new and interesting. Put two sculptors together and you probably get two sculptures. Put a sculptor and an arc welder together and you probably get a sculpture the likes of which nobody has ever seen before."

NB: Could you give us your favourite example of how people from very different backgrounds coming together has led to creating something wonderful?

TP: "That's the easiest question I've ever been asked. Martha Graham and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring (below)."

Meddle's indentity was designed by Daniel Bull.


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