Sometimes you feel that you just can’t get your creative quotient going; What do you do in that case? This article lists a number of resources that you can use. It also lists a number of common obstacles to creativity and ways to avoid them.
Wanted to bike to school, but were skeptical about your bike getting stolen, hence never biked to school? You can use this chainless folding bike and carry it with you wherever you go! Check out the video below -
Definitely check out this great talk by Tim Brown on creativity & play
Check out this article which lists 6 simple steps to being creative:
During the Fashion Show assignment, while researching how you can make clothes out of recycled materials, I came across a link which has examples of some dresses & jewelry made out of recycled materials. One of the examples mentioned there is a dress made out of recycled children’s books. Definitely worth checking out!
Unlike the video of Picasso we saw, check out this video of a 8×16 feet oil painting created by Canadian artist Philip Craig. This painting was done in oil paint and took four months to commission!
It was fun to see so many cool projects at yesterday’s poster session. One of the projects that I found impressive was the Ar StoryBoarding. An especially interesting part in the project was that you can embed objects in natural pictures, instead of codes. Since people tend to take a natural interest in pictures over random codes, I believe something like this has the potential to really succeed in capturing people’s attention!
Similar to how we used different fun objects for the music jamming session, I came across this link
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/ which contains a list of various odd music instruments & their descriptions.
I feel one of the classic examples of a combination of computing & creativity is Pinterest. For the uninitiated, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share interesting things that you come across on the web. The idea is simple, but brilliant. You are surfing the web and you come across something that you find interesting, and instead of adding the link to your bookmarks, you add it to your virtual pinboard. Doing so allows you to naturally share the link with your “followers” on pinterest as well as browse through all the links you have pinned at your leisure. People have been using Pinterest to even plan their wedding and decorate their homes. Definitely check it out!
So what is creativity? Usually, one would define creativity as creating something new and different. However, that might not always be the case. You could also define creativity as doing things differently from what is considered convention. In the midst of difficultly, try to do things differently or in other words be creative. Sometimes doing the same thing over and over again can drive you insane (though not in the literal sense!). So do something differently once, be creative and see the refreshing change!
Be Creative, Keep Sane!