Culture, Writing

florilegia-florilegium

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    <p><a href="http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/01/networked-knowledge-combinatorial-creativity/"><strong>Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity</strong> via Brain Pickings</a></p>

It’s quite telling, I think, that the amount of work that went into florilegia in the Middle Ages made them the most lavish and expensive books to produce at the time. And I have to wonder, when did we lose this sort of creative meritocracy in how we treat dot-connecting content curation and today’s culture? When did we stop valuing the enormous amount of effort and time and thought that goes into culling and connecting ideas that shape humanity’s creative and intellectual direction?

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