We live in an age where sharing your creativity with the world at large is unbelievably easy to do, but having that ability isn't a universally positive thing. This thought-provoking video essay looks at the dark side of using these large platforms and how they could be subtly influencing your creativity.
Coming to you from Dave Morrow, this great video essay talks about the dangers of using platforms like Instagram and how they can inhibit the creative process. In addition to the great points Morrow makes, I think one of the most prominent threats to true creativity posed by such platforms is the quantification of approval that attaches numbers to our work in the form of likes or something similar. This can subtly (or not so subtly) cause you to start crafting your work in a manner that attempts to maximize that numerical satisfaction. And when one begins chasing likes, it's a shame, as it censors their true creative impulses. And honestly, I really hate to see people's creativity destroyed by looking for the dopamine hits provided by a phone app or the like. Check out the video above for Morrow's great thoughts on the matter.