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Oblique Strategies as a Mac OS X app

Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies are a set of one-line instructions to be selected at random to break creative block or shake things up in the creative process.

Discard an axiom.

Find a safe part and use it as an anchor.


Shayne of curvedspace has now implemented an Oblique Strategies app for Mac OS X. (Via Ed Vielmetti.)

Oblique Strategies for Mac OS X

Geeks have been playing with the Oblique Strategies for a long time. Here's a Usenet thread from 1992. Someone even implemented them in FORTRAN!

The strategies invite many variations. This gets the gears in my head turning about a version suitable for children.

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