Output before Input #1 - 2022.01.14

🎵 Output before Input #1 - 2022.01.14

I’m often inspired by Tom Sach’s work. Recently I read about his philosophy of output before input, which is evidently something he learned from my quantitative design hero Edward Tufte.

I’ve started a daily “output before input” ritual for my guitar playing. Each morning that I successfully get out of bed without looking at my phone, I sit at my electric guitar and do a quick improvisation, usually 2-3 minutes in length. I’ve done enough now that I feel confident sharing them as their own category, and I’ll keep it up for as long as it bears something interesting to me. Hopefully anybody who listens will find it interesting as well.

Here’s the podcast on Pocket Casts, as a standard podcast feed, and as an Apple Podcasts-compatible link.