Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is a deck of 7x9 cm printed cards in a black container box, created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks.
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... Eno and his friend Peter Schmidt developed instruction cards, called Oblique Strategies ... Eno and Schmidt eventually expanded the Oblique Strategies set to over 100 "worthwhile dilemas", which would be used in nearly all his future recordings and ... the control room doing all the things that eventually evolved into those cards, the Oblique Strategies, and it was just a lot of fun ...
... Many references to Oblique Strategies exist in popular culture, most notably in the film Slacker, in which a character offers passers-by cards from a deck ... Strategies mentioned include "Honor thy error as a hidden intention", "Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify", "Not building a wall making a brick", "Repet ... who also mentioned Oblique Strategies in their 1998 song "Diminished" from the album Up ...
... They combined efforts to publish the Oblique Strategies cards in 1975 ... The Oblique Strategies seem to have been an out growth of Schmidt's own "Thoughts Behind The Thoughts" ... we produced a boxed set of oracle cards called "Oblique Strategies", which were used extensively in the making of this record." ...
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