Open Source Creative Podcast

Episodes of the Open Source Creative Podcast, a weekly podcast where I ramble about creativity, process, and open source software during my commute.

Listen to me talk, maybe learn a thing or two, vehemently disagree with me, and rejoice at the fact that my clutch pedal no longer squeaks in the background… because I no longer drive a car with manual transmission. Also, fair warning, I tend to use profanity. So if you’re sensitive to that, listen with the volume turned lower.

Intro and outro music was shamelessly pilfered from the very talented Sam Brubaker.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of these podcasts is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Open Source Creative Podcast #11 – Know Your Audience

Though it’s a bit scatterbrained, this is a fun episode talking about knowing your audience. When you produce creative work, it’s a good idea to have a notion of the people for whom you’re producing it. And amazingly, this is something that a lot of creatives sometimes overlook or forget about. I know I do… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #10 – Ooey Gooey UI

Ten episodes! Who’da guessed? In this episode I talk user interfaces. Specifically, I try to crack the nut on why it seems that the user interfaces for open source tools appear to get higher scrutiny and more anger thrown at them than their proprietary contemporaries… and if that’s really a problem at all. Sadly, I’m… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #9 – Tutorial Monkey Button Junkie

This week’s episode talks about tutorials… well, specifically how we tend to treat tutorials. There seems to be an overarching trend toward replicating the process in a tutorial verbatim without actually learning how to apply those techniques elsewhere. People learn how to push a specific series of buttons in a specific way to produce a… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #8 – Blender Conference 2014

You may have noticed that I skipped a week in airing the podcast. That’s because I was at Blender Conference 2014 in Amsterdam. I mentioned this in the last episode with a question asking how I should cover the conference. I should’ve realized that you, the wonderful audience, would ask me to interview everyone there…. Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #7 – Collaborating: Plays Nice with Others

This episode of the Open Source Creative Podcast covers a topic that we see all over the place in the creative world, but it seems to be especially prevalent in the web communities of open source creative projects. I’m specifically referring to the topic of collaborative projects or community projects. Most people seem to go… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #5 – Status Report, the first!

This episode is a bit more of an update (well… it’s the first one, so I suppose “announcement” makes more sense than update) on the personal projects I’m working on through at least the end of the year… a lot of writing going on in there. I also touch a bit on the new sleep… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast #4 – Wherein Jason Rants… a lot

In this week’s episode I get a bit ranty about a few topics. Not only do I expand upon a bit of a fired-up digression I made in last week’s episode (regarding the nature of how people think about the computer graphics industry… especially people who have been in and around it for a while),… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast, #3 – Licensing and Crowdfunding

This focus on this week’s podcast was more on the business side of things; talking about licenses for creative work and relating that to crowdfunded projects. And I end the episode with a direct question to you because, well… I’m not sure what I think about it. This one went a little long and got… Read more »

Open Source Creative Podcast, #2 – The Daily Creative

A pretty short [and kind of late] episode this week as my commute has been a bit different. I was traveling for work to a much different kind of conference than the one I talked about in last episode… though there were still a very high population of artists and designers at this one, so… Read more »