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080. Rethink: Innovation

Tell me you’ve heard this word thrown around like it fills every need and gives every artist immediate credibility. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. Just like an As Seen on TV product boasts “New and Improved,” innovation seems to be the clarion call of academia. Just like original. Just like unique. Just like… Just like…

This week Ryan and Garreth sit down to discuss what innovation really means and how we might think more critically about things that need to be new or improved. Innovation isn’t a dirty word, but it can’t possibly be a descriptor for everything under the sun. Maybe there isn’t actually anything wrong with the term. Maybe we just try to make it hold more importance than it does. Either way, it’s probably time to rethink how we use it.

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