What are Oblique Strategies?
Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is a deck of 7×9 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.
I came across oblique strategies a few years ago, and have always loved the idea. I didn’t actually purchase a deck, because it was quite expensive. Also, I like digital things. I created a simple WordPress plugin a while ago, but wanted an app I could use on my smartphone.
This is a mobile web app, so try visiting it from your mobile device. It will also work on any desktop browser.
- HTML5 Mobile Boilerplate saves you a ton of work by gathering all the different
metatags, icons for your web apps, CSS reset/defaults all in one place.
- Random fonts from Google Web Fonts.
- Faves stored using HTML5 localStorage
- Uses HTML5 application cache to allow the app to work offline
You can view the source code for this site on GitHub: https://github.com/nomatteus/oblique-strategies
View this project in my “work” section: http://ruten.ca/projects/oblique-strategies/