Bre Pettis on The Colbert Report


Bre Pettis, part of this year's Seven on Seven, appeared on The Colbert Report last night, presenting a 3D printing of Stephen Colbert's head:

The Colbert Report


Seven on Seven Teams: Zach Lieberman and Bre Pettis


The EyeWriter, Zachary Lieberman with F.A.T, OpenFrameworks, & Graffiti Research Lab

This week we are announcing the pairings of artists and technologists for Seven on Seven. Teammates Zachary Lieberman & Bre Pettis are both experienced tinkerers, building functional devices and conceiving new ideas for them. Lieberman's work in augmented reality and Pettis' innovations in 3D printing are examples of how the teammates explore issues related to materialization and representation...


The Cult of Done Manifesto


Bre Pettis, appearing next week at Seven on Seven, cowrote the famous blog post "The Cult of Done Manifesto" with Kio Stark. This is great advice for any creative person. This is also what goes on behind the scenes at Seven on Seven:

  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you're doing even if you don't and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you're done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.