Part 1: Getting Permission to Do This Blog

At WIRED, we go through a number of steps before we even start working on a story. I'll get into these different movements as this blog continues, but for purposes of clarity, I wanted to show one key step somewhat out of sequence.

Though the true genesis of this Charlie Kaufman profile was on May 22, we needed to get permission to do both this blog and one on, from our editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson. So on August 18, I grabbed a video camera and sat down with Chris and WIRED senior editors Jason Tanz and Nancy Miller, design director Wyatt Mitchell, and executive editor Bob Cohn, to discuss the pros and cons of this project.

Below, a minimally edited video of that conversation. I can't promise that it's fascinating, but it is quite real.

  • jones4design

    In regards to "what's the point?:"

    If by "full of yourselves" you mean "really great thinkers, writers, and creatives, whose process students (such as myself) would die to see," then, yeah. I think that's a great point.

    I feel like I just stumbled onto a gold mine. Seriously. I've always wondered how this works. Thanks so much for posting your process.

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