HUSTLETOLOGY AT THE RP21

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve moved into a studio. That’s right, I’ve moved out of my home office and into a bigger space, with more room to do bigger things. I’ll introduce you all to the studio properly next month, but what I can tell you is that it’s more than just a working space; it’s …

The Post-Pandemic Keynote

The Post-Pandemic Keynote

The format with no name I’ve created a new format. It doesn’t have a name yet. It’s a mix of performance, informative presentation, Twitch-stream and gameshow. I performed it for the first time last week for a tech company and the feedback was “we’ve never seen anything like this before… our intranet is on fire“… which is a good sign, …

HANGING IN THERE

I’ve been genuinely moved by the response to my isolated.com talk which is called Hanging in There. I’m chuffed to bits that they accepted and published it. A couple of people have pointed out that sub-titles might have helped. I was trying to create an emotional connection with the viewer and I think that subtitles would have detracted from what …

A Wicked Pack Of Cards The Poem

1 year later. The following post was published a year ago today. I published A Wicked Pack Of Cards a year ago today. I’m not sure how I feel about that. So much has changed. The world has changed. I have changed. I’m not sure about what kind of artist I want to be anymore. Not sure if I want …

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Creative Walks – The Rotwand Tour.

The Rotwand tour is one of my favourite creative walks routes. It’s a relatively easy hike that takes you through a pine forest, past a couple of Alpine cabins and you even get to see a few waterfalls. You’ll be greeted by cowbells and cattle about thirty minutes from the summit too. As with any mountain path, the weather dictates …

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Creative Walks and the magic of the river Isar.

You don’t always have to go on a great long walk to kick start your creative intelligence. Sure a day up in the Bavarian Alps is certainly spectacular but when you’re pressed for time and ideas a quick saunter along a river can help too. Sometimes just getting out and taking an hour or so for a wander can do …

The Black Operatives Department – Performances & Keynotes

I met with a friend last week who looked at me sternly and asked, “Marcus, what the hell is The Black Operatives Department? I like it, but what is it?” He’d never seen the talks live and had no frame of reference. As we chatted I realised that I’d never sat down and explained properly why I’m doing it, the …

Marcus John Henry Brown Creative Intelligence Archive

A Palette Limited.

This post explores why experience is such an important part of the creative process and is part of my Creative Intelligence Archive Series. I hope you enjoy it. I left school when I was 16, skipped sixth form college and A-Levels, choosing to spend the next seven years working my way through various design and art courses. Portsmouth College of …

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An introduction to the Creative Intelligence Archive

  A memory from the hill. Once, many years ago (twenty-seven, to be precise), I was sitting in the canteen of Dartington College of Arts, prodding at a dubious lasagne with a fork, when a group of my theatre friends staggered into the room. They were in a sorry state: limping, moaning and supporting each other as they made their …

Office for Creative Intelligence - Marcus John Henry Brown

Office for Creative Intelligence

The decision to set up my own business was probably one of the best that I’ve ever made. I’ve found the past two and a half years deeply rewarding. I have a broad range of exciting clients, and I’m rather proud of the work I’ve been asked to do for them. Have there been stumbles, trip-ups and moments of uncertainty? …