The unusual ways Apple kit is used
fire up your Mac and you’ll see your desktop before you. Depending on how you’ve set it up, you might see a favourite picture, and maybe a row of icons in the Dock, awaiting your click. What do you do next?
So often we get sucked right into the routine of everyday life, including when we use our Macs. In the office this can be inevitable, but it’s easy to get drawn into the same old things at home too: Facebook, email and the internet. The cycle can be endless, and yet the Mac is a powerful creative tool which can enable you to do truly amazing things.
In this feature, we meet some people who’ve worked on truly creative projects. They’ve all considered their Apple kit to be something of a blank canvas – a foundation on which to make exciting and innovative ideas a reality. One was the creative catalyst for an ambitious live tribute to a much-loved rock group. Another took a screenplay and transformed it into a critically-acclaimed graphic novel. And an illustrator whose arms rebelled tells us how she ended up creating new compositions in the most unlikely of ways.
These undertakings might be out of the ordinary, but they’re not necessarily out of reach. Our creative friends here are just normal folk – admittedly immersed and well-versed in their craft – who have used the ‘power of the Mac’ that’s available to us all to bring their creations to life. We hope after reading about their creative projects you’ll be inspired to start something of your own.