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Is there room for creative imagination in science?

Not just once, but repeatedly, I have heard something like “I just didn’t see in science any room for my own imagination or creativity,” from young students clearly able to succeed at any subject they set their minds to. It is a tragedy that so many people do not perceive science as a creative. Yet it doesn’t take an Einstein to observe that without that essential creative first step of re-imagining what might be going on behind a natural phenomenon, there can be no science at all.Einstein had s...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Music, Featured, Biology, Painting, Creativity, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Mathematics, Einstein, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas

Steal from your heroes: John Cleese on Big Think Edge

John Cleese teaches a video lesson for Big Think Edge called "Make Your Mark with Humor".The Monty Python alumni and comedy legend has some unexpected advice to get your creativity out of your mind and onto the page. Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships. None Who better to show you the ropes of comedy than Monty Python alumni John Cleese? Humor is valuable in its own right. It's also a perfect tool for connecting with others and c...
Tags: Art, Comedy, Writing, John Cleese, Hack, Creativity, Innovation, Literature, Monty Python, Personal Growth, John CleeseRetire

Buckminster Fuller Rails Against the “Nonsense of Earning a Living”: Why Work Useless Jobs When Technology & Automation Can Let Us Live More Meaningful Lives

We are a haunted species: haunted by the specter of climate change, of economic collapse, and of automation making our lives redundant. When Marx used the specter metaphor in his manifesto, he was ironically invoking Gothic tropes. But Communism was not a boogeyman. It was a coming reality, for a time at least. Likewise, we face very real and substantial coming realities. But in far too many instances, they are also manufactured, under ideologies that insist there is no alternative. But let’s a...
Tags: Google, Art, Politics, Technology, Education, College, Economics, Creativity, Sxsw, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Bill Black, Kottke, Fuller, Buckminster Fuller

New Study Finds More Positive Impacts of Magic Mushrooms

PhD candidates at Maastricht University have found evidence that a single dose of psilocybin (aka the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) can improve mood, empathy, outlook and creativity—for up to seven days after ingestion. Taking the drug in tea form, the 55 subjects were analyzed three times: “once the evening before ingesting psilocybin, once the morning after ingesting psilocybin, and finally seven days after ingesting …
Tags: Psychology, Science, Design, Drugs, Research, Empathy, Creativity, Culture, Linkaboutit, Maastricht University, Psilocybin, Magic Mushrooms, Scientific Studies

The Talented Female Photographers of Berlin

Today is the very first time in history that the International Women’s Day is celebrated in Berlin as an official public holiday. What better occasion could there be to introduce you to a hand-picked selection of our favorite female photographers in Berlin? As with many creative guides on iHeartBerlin, with this article, we want to create a supportive space to celebrate the many many talents, that Berlin has to offer. Especially in the field of photography and visual content creation, there is a...
Tags: Art, Photography, Fashion, London, Instagram, Berlin, Creativity, Female, Harper, Bazaar, Rae, Saskia, ALICIA, Katja, Alicia Kassebohm, Girlpower

Display Your Kid's Art on an Ignored Wall

Shortly after we moved into our home several years ago, my son started preschool. Suddenly, he was bringing home giant finger-paintings, holiday scenes and stick figure drawings multiple times a week.Read more...
Tags: Art, Kids, Storage, Creativity, Artwork, Lifehacks

Your House Is on Fire (and You Might Not Know It)

I almost burned down the house where I lived in college. This isn’t a figure of speech. Nor is it a clever expression of angst. This is a literal firemen-on-the-lawn fact. Throughout college I had an ongoing love affair with candles — specifically those that smelled like baked goods. One day I decided to light a candle while I worked. I couldn’t find a suitable spot in my cramped space, so I decided to set it on top of my computer. On nothing more than a flimsy rubber base. Then I went on a date...
Tags: Art, Inspiration, Creativity, Mark, HOLLEY, Encouragement, James Prescott, Nurutre

The Checkup: Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick

The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.
Tags: Art, Music, News, Memory, Dancing, Creativity, Children and Childhood, Education (K-12, Teachers and School Employees, Reading and Writing Skills (Education

3 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Nurture Your Creativity

This week was all about nurturing your creative spark — in new ways that you might not have considered before.... Continue Reading The post 3 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Nurture Your Creativity appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Design, Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copyblogger Weekly

How to use a thesaurus to actually improve your writing

Using a thesaurus to find larger or more impressive words is misguided, says Martin Amis. Instead, use a thesaurus to find words with the perfect rhythm for your sentence. For example, the Nabokov novel "Invitation to a Beheading" was originally called – not for very long – "Invitation to an Execution". Nabokov nixed the repetitive suffix. A dictionary is also a writer's best friend; looking up words has a rejuvenating effect on your mind, says Amis. "When you look up a word in the dictiona...
Tags: Art, Writing, Brain, Creativity, Language, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Theater, Novel, Martin, Nabokov, Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump

The Queen of Change

With “The Artist’s Way,” Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.
Tags: Art, News, Creativity, Cameron, Julia, Julia Cameron, Books and Literature, Your-feed-selfcare, The Artist's Way (Book

Sometimes Productivity Means Working On Other Things

In my look ahead goal setting post at the start of the month I mentioned I might need a break writing for this site and I while offered some reasons in that post I thought I should explain in a little more detail. The explanation includes some general productivity thoughts about how I’ve decided what I need to work on and why that might leave this site empty of new content for a time. This way if you aren’t too interested in the specifics of my situation, there should still be something he...
Tags: Productivity, Design, Creativity, Freelance, Svg, Notebook Newsletter Marketing Selling

Librarian Honors a Dying Tree by Turning It Into a Little Free Library

And then she said to Annika, "Why don't you feel in that old tree stump? One practically always finds things in old tree stumps."  - Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren  Remember that other classic of children's literature, wherein a boy runs from the city to a secluded mountain, taking up residence in an old tree he hollows into a cozy shelter? Public librarian and artist Sharalee Armitage Howard’s Little Free Library is a bit like that, except there was no running involved. When the ve...
Tags: Google, Books, Design, College, New York City, Creativity, Idaho, K-12, Libraries, Reddit, Howard, Facebook Twitter, Beatrix Potter, Little Free Library, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren

Creating a Culture of Creativity: Why It’s Important and Where to Start

A healthy culture is a vital piece of any functioning organization. Culture is what keeps employees engaged and companies moving towards their goals, and in a climate where just 32% of employees would say they are “engaged at work,” it is more important than ever to create a healthy culture. At Ethos3, we come across companies of all shapes and sizes and have worked across the spectrum when it comes to company culture. But there is one unique trait we have seen in the most successful companies: ...
Tags: Design, Creative, Creativity, Culture, Deliver, Public, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Creative Culture

Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!: Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years

Earlier this year we informed readers that thousands of works of art and entertainment would soon enter the public domain—to be followed every year by thousands more. That day is nigh upon us: Public Domain Day, January 1, 2019. At the stroke of midnight, such beloved classics as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Yes! We Have No Bananas” will become the common property of the people, to be quoted at length or in full anywhere when the copyright expires on work produced ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, History, Creativity, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Smithsonian, Literature, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Virginia Woolf, Harlem, First Time, Mickey Mouse

Public Domain Day Is Coming: On January 1st, 2019, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain for the First Time in 21 Years

Earlier this year we informed readers that thousands of works of art and entertainment would soon enter the public domain—to be followed every year by thousands more. That day is nigh upon us: Public Domain Day, January 1, 2019. At the stroke of midnight, such beloved classics as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Yes! We Have No Bananas” will become the common property of the people, to be quoted at length or in full anywhere when the copyright expires on work produced ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, History, Creativity, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Smithsonian, Literature, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Virginia Woolf, Harlem, First Time, Mickey Mouse

An Art Critic's 33 Rules for Being an Artist

Art, as we all know, is about following a set number of rules handed to you by another person. In the latest New York Magazine cover story, art critic Jerry Saltz lists 33 steps to becoming a great artist, and what’s interesting is how many don’ts he’s willing to hand out. His refreshingly specific tips are all, at…Read more...
Tags: Art, Advice, Creativity, Artists, Lifehacks, New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz

Pantone’s Living Coral In the Spotlight — Time to Spread Its “Life Affirming” Qualities Around

Graphic designers and art directors know a lot about color and how it moves people to believe and to buy. Designers know these things because people who study color help them make informed decisions about the use of color for brands and products. For instance, the trend luminaries at the Pantone Color Institure just announced […] The post Pantone’s Living Coral In the Spotlight — Time to Spread Its “Life Affirming” Qualities Around appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Photography, Design, Advertising, Creativity, Content

Twitter Link Roundup #353 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute Pantone has announced its annual Color of the Year: Living Coral. The famed color institute released their choice on Wednesday, explaining: Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media. The color of the year has a widespread impact on nearly every industry, influencing design decisions ranging from product packagin...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Design, Leadership, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Tesla, Creativity, Ross, Branding, Pantone, Susan, Pantone Color Institute Pantone

Behold the Original Deck of Oblique Strategies Cards, Handwritten by Brian Eno Himself

"Honor thy error as a hidden intention." "Work at a different speed." "Try faking it!" These suggestions will sound familiar to everyone who's ever flipped through the deck of cards known as Oblique Strategies. You can now do that digitally, of course, but Oblique Strategies remains an essentially physical experience, one whose shuffling and drawing reminds the user that they're drawing from the well of chance for a way to break them through a creative impasse or just rethink part of a project....
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Music, College, Creativity, Jim Jarmusch, Brian Eno, Seoul, Eno, Don, Facebook Twitter, Schneider, SCHMIDT, William S Burroughs, Marshall McLuhan

Classic Radiohead Songs Re-Imagined as a Sci-Fi Book, Pulp Fiction Magazine & Other Nostalgic Artifacts

When we with artist and screenwriter Todd Alcott, he was immortalizing the work of stars who hit their stride in the 70s and 80s, as highly convincing pulp novel and magazine covers inspired by their most famous songs and lyrics. David Bowie’s “Young Americans” yields an East of Eden-like blonde couple reclining in the grass. Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” becomes an erotically violent, or violently erotic, magazine that ain’t fooling around. Next, we took a look at Alcott’s series of p...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Etsy, College, Radiohead, Creativity, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Ikea, Prince, PJ Harvey, Michael Crichton, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Fiona Apple

Design Thinking 101: Principles, Tools & Examples to Transform Your Creative Process

This article was contributed by Melissa Pallotti of Dropbox. Give Every Step of Your Process – from Brainstorming to Creating the Final Product – a Boost According to movies and television shows, the design process is really pretty simple: you’re walking your dog/ hanging out at an all-night diner/ sitting at your desk, and you’re suddenly struck with a brilliant idea. You sketch it up, present it to someone, and boom – you have successfully designed a product that is ready to be sent out in...
Tags: Design, Creativity, Thinking, Forbes, Guest Articles, Melissa Pallotti, Harvard Business Review Design

Enjoy the animated art of Chacalall Orozco

Chacalall Orozco is a graphic designer from Mexico. “All of my work comes from self-exploration, pure expression, and intuition.” Here's his Tumblr, and his Behance. [via]
Tags: Art, Post, News, Mexico, Creativity, Animation, Relaxation, Gifs, Time Out, Chacalall Orozco

Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World

A cave drawing in Borneo is at least 40,000 years old, raising intriguing questions about creativity in ancient societies.
Tags: Art, News, Australia, Creativity, Borneo, Carbon Dating, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nature (Journal, Caves and Caverns, Borneo (Indonesia, Griffith University (Queensland

Happiness Through Gratitude with AJ Jacobs

AJ Jacobs is a multiple NYT bestselling author, a journalist, a lecturer as well as a warm and hilarious human soul.  He’s on this weeks podcast and is…SO GOOD. In this show we learn why AJ intentionally puts himself in the most extraordinary circumstances … like when he strove to be “the world’s healthiest man” going from Dad bod to ultimate health (Book = Drop Dead Healthy). Or when he lived according to the bible for a year, beard, goats and all… (Book = The Year of Living Biblically). In thi...
Tags: Career, Art, Business, Photography, Video, Podcast, Music, Film, Interviews, Funny, Advice, Habits, Author, People, Change, Creativity

How to think like a Renaissance man (or woman)

Some of the greatest scientists and artists were polymaths. Renaissance men or polymaths are people who have mastered multiple disciplines and pursuits. The path towards becoming one doesn't always require some divine genius. Interest in varied subjects and disciplines is the first path towards thinking like a polymath.It's not easy branching into different subjects today and mastering them. The sheer amount of knowledge and intellectual vocations floating around is enough to keep a million da ...
Tags: Art, Science, Memory, Intelligence, Creativity, Innovation, Jack, Richard, Richard Feynman, Adam Smith, Don, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Heinlein, Vinci, Leon Battista Alberti

36 Artists Give Advice to Young Creators: Wim Wenders, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Umberto Eco & More

"Whatever you do, nobody else can do that better than you. You have to find what you can do better than anyone else, what you have in yourself that nobody else has in them. Don't do anything that you know, deep in your heart, that somebody else can do better, but do what nobody else can do except for you." That sounds like fine advice, but when receiving advice we should always consider the source. In this case we could hardly do better: the source is Wim Wenders, director of Alice in th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Education, College, Life, Creativity, Davis, Denmark, Ed Ruscha, Akira Kurosawa, Jonathan Franzen, Brian Eno, Seoul, Alice, Don

Your child’s artwork: to keep or not to keep

This has been a problem at our house for years. The guilt I feel about having to keep (or not keep) my child’s art work. When it comes to my kids crafts, school papers, and artwork, sometimes I don’t know what to do with it all! It gets piled up on the counter or it’s littering the front of the fridge with every magnet we own. Do I have to save it all forever? I don’t want to make them feel bad if I ditch it, but I really don’t need to keep every little thing they do. What to do with your child...
Tags: Art, Crafts, Creativity, Slideshow, Display, Art Projects, Art Projects For Kids, Parenting Tips & Tricks, Juxio

Behold Kurt Vonnegut’s Drawings: Writing is Hard. Art is Pure Pleasure.

I see hints of blueprints, tile work, leaded-glass windows, William Blake, Paul Klee, Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, Edward Gorey, my mother’s wasp waist, cats and dogs. I see my father, at age four, forty, and eighty-four, doodling his heart out. —Nanette Vonnegut Cartoonist, educator, and neurology buff Lynda Barry believes that doodling is good for the creative brain. In support of that theory, we submit author Kurt Vonnegut, a very convincing case. His daughter, Nanette, notes that h...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Creativity, Literature, Kurt Vonnegut, Facebook Twitter, Greenwich Village, Kilgore, Lynda Barry, Vonnegut, Nanette, Ayun Halliday, Nanette Vonnegut, Seymour Cassel

Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that j...
Tags: Career, Art, Business, Photography, Video, Podcast, Music, Adobe, Film, Interviews, Advice, Author, Creativity, Freelance, Periscope, Scott

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