10 Questions for Ian Edgar
Remix Artist, Co-Founder of Eclectic Method
Where are you right now?
At home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, trying to find a new apartment so I can scurry from the terrifying Newtown Creek oil spill and Meeker plumes. Seriously, look them up.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I think I wanted to be a revolutionary. Or a “businessman”. I alternated in my imaginings of the future.
How do you think we can keep talent motivated?
Break down the walls between disciplines - allow for hybrid roles. Respect people’s multiplicities of talent, give them wider responsibilities and they will most likely flourish through engagement and mastery.
What are you reading now?
About ten-too-many things. Notably Alan Watts’ This Is It and a history of Saturday Night Live called Live from New York. Also, re-reading Babylon by Victor Pelevin and it’s still astonishing.
What is your latest ‘must have’?
Possibly the Jawbone Up 24. It’s compulsive joy for a data geek.
What is your favorite piece of technology?
Still the Xbox and Kinect. I stream movies from any machine in the house, watch Hulu, YouTube and Vimeo playlists and regularly talk to my TV.
What subject do you wish you’d paid more attention to in school?
Latin. When you need to be pretentious, it’s invaluable.
Where is your favorite place for a drink?
Somewhere up high with a view of the city I just arrived in.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Being able to cut through solid bullshit.
What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know?
I never learned how to ride a bike.