Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Visual Notetaking

Employees at a range of businesses are being encouraged by their companies to doodle their ideas and draw diagrams to explain complicated concepts to colleagues.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Killing Creativity: Why Kids Draw Pictures of Monsters & Adults Don't

Age doesn’t necessarily squander our creative juices, but when we make the leap from elementary school to middle school our worldview becomes more realistic and cynical. The question is: what did Jobs and Spielberg do differently? How do we maintain our naiveté?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Creativity Challenge

“The challenges we currently face are without precedent. More people live on this planet now than at any other time in history. The world's population has doubled in the past 30 years. We're facing an increasing strain on the world's natural resources. Technology is advancing at a headlong rate of speed. It's transforming how people work, think, and connect. It's transforming our cultural values. If you look at the resulting strains on our political and financial institutions, on health care, on education, there really isn't a time in history where you could look back and say, "Well, of course, this is the same thing all over again." It isn't. This is really new, and we're going to need every ounce of ingenuity, imagination, and creativity to confront these problems.” Sir Ken Robinson

A gathering of creatives is planned for April 2013 in Taranaki, New Zealand.

The Creativity Challenge is intended to be a three-day gathering for personal, professional, and organisational creativity — a feast of 120 minute [some longer] - concurrent workshop sessions presented by some of the best creativity leaders in New Zealand and world-wide. The forum will expose participants to a wide range of perspectives on the research and practice of imagination, creativity and innovation. And on top of the scheduled programme, there will be evening salons, pecha-kucha, dialogue sessions, music, dancing, and just plain fun.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

a-creativity: -i:creativity

Creativity loves a crisis. Especially at times of crisis we need creativity. Indeed some of the most creative solutions in human endeavour have come about because of a crisis.

But what do we mean exactly, by ‘Creativity’?

This article is based on a presentation "a-Creativity : i-Creativity" by David Parrish at TEDxNapoli on 14 April 2012.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Innovating by the seat of our pants

The Internet isn’t really a technology. It’s a belief system, a philosophy about the effectiveness of decentralized, bottom-up innovation. And it’s a philosophy that has begun to change how we think about creativity itself.