Creativity, and the work of making things, doesn’t happen in isolation. In his excellent book, Show Your Work!
, Austin-based writer Austin Kleon writes about the importance of learning from a community of like-minded creatives. In doing so, Kleon argues, you can create a “scenius”—a group of people who constitute the avant-garde of your craft. “Under this model, great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals — artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers — who make up an ‘ecology of talent,’” Kleon writes.