A very funny and surprisingly moving talk from the author of “eat,pray,love”. Her thoughts on common perception about artists and how the rest of the world believes that creativity and suffering ge together is kind of surprising to me. In this talk she tries to break the perception that creativity leads to anguish.
This is one really cool test that helps one find out whether he or she uses creative side of his/her brain or logical side. Concentrate on the movements of the lady in the image below.
If you see her moving clockwise, then you’re using the creative side of your brain, that is the Right. Whereas, if you see her move anti-clockwise, then you’re using the logical part of your brain, that is the Left.
Post your answers in comments enjoy
Thought of sharing this since it’s finals week and all of us are freaking out Chill, relax because this too shall pass
This article is kind of old, but I just remembered it. It tells the story of a series of anonymous paper sculptures that were left in libraries around Scotland last year. The sculptures are all made from books and are incredibly well-made. Here’s one example:
Anyway, it’s a really great story and a great article even if you only look at the pictures
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
You can call it a “high-tech toy” that engages children to actively participate, that stimulates their creativity, rather than force them to passively sit back, while their creativeness dissolves into the technology. Instead of having to program, to wire, to solder, littleBits allow you to program using very simple intuitive gestures.
LittleBits are electronic modules with each one specific function. They’re pre-engineered to be light, sound, motors and sensors. And the best part about it is they snap together with magnets. So you can’t put them the wrong way. The bricks are color-coded. Green is output, blue is power, pink is input and orange is wire. So all you need to do is snap a blue to a green and very quickly you can start making larger circuits.
This is the link to her talk
An interesting talk about how much we can learn from children !
I thought that this was an interesting article about creativity on tablets. It talks about the commonly held belief that the iPad is a device only for the consumption of content, and not the creation of it. They talk to a couple of people who use the iPad professionally for creating. I thought it was an interesting read.
This is a really cool article about beliefs,culture and creativity that i found while browsing through the net and avoiding to study for the finals!
A major force in British creative thinking is Edward de Bono. Although Maltese in origin, de Bono has doctorates from both Oxford and Cambridge and is most famous for his addition of the term ‘lateral thinking’ to the English language in his 1967 book, ‘The Use of Lateral Thinking’. Since then, he has written around 40 books on creativity and thinking. This article is a whistle-stop tour of some of his more notable methods! Here is the link! Enjoy!