Laurie Anderson is my hero. “I became an artist because I want to be free,” she says in this short video. “I hate it when people tell me what to do.” Also: “The branding thing is something to really avoid. The Facebook stamping of who you are … resist that pressure. Because that pressure is everywhere.”

She calls herself a “multimedia artist” because it’s so vague it allows her to escape pigeonholes.

I like that. When I grow up I am going to be a multimedia artist.