Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author: In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston.
The company was an MIT spinoff that originally focused on the effects of nuclear weapons on aircraft structures. The company received a contract with the acronym GLIPAR (Guide Line Identification Program for Antimissile Research) from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defense system. The government recognized that no matter how much was spent on improving and expanding current technology, it would remain inadequate. Post-Industrial Design School. Obstructions / a workshop about making. CreativeApplications.Net. Original / Short.
Facebook. John Cleese on Creativity In Management. “Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. “ Wise words from Philip Pullman, who received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005: Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible.
Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense – Matthew Schuler. Photo by Sophia.
I’ve been having an insightful shuffle through Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People. Mihaly is a seminal professor of Psychology and Management, and is the Founding Co-Director of the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont. Tinkering schools for kids and adults. Gever Tully started a Tinkering School for kids, an exploratory curriculum designed to teach kids how to build the things they think of.
By exploratory he means setting kids loose in a shop full of tools and materials (with supervision) and encouragement to “fool around”. In his wonderful TED talk, Tully describes the “deep internal realization” kids have from the experience, which happen to be the same ones you get (at any age) from improvising: “that you can figure things out as you fool around”… …nothing turns out as planned – ever… …all projects go awry… …success is in the doing (failures are celebrated and analyzed; problems become puzzles)…” Why Nurturing Student Creativity is Essential (and 7 Ways to Do It)
In our travels, we’ve asked educators all over the world about the most important skills kids need to thrive in life beyond school.
It’s pleasing to see that nurturing student creativity is very high on that list. In fact, it’s number 2, directly below problem-solving. But why is it so important, and how do we ensure we are letting students exercise these abilities in ways that will serve them—and the world—in the future? Robyn Ewing AM and John Nicholas Saunders have this to say about creativity’s essential place in modern learning. This comes from their article Why Pushing Creativity Out Of Classrooms Will Stop Children Succeeding in the 21st Century, featured on The Guardian: “As any passionate teacher will tell you, it is possible for education to nurture key skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, imagination, communication, agility, and empathy.
Nurturing Student Creativity, Not Technicality. The Artist as Prophet. Mr.
Fish / Truthdig The Israeli writer and dissident Uri Avnery asked an Egyptian general how the Egyptians managed to surprise the Israelis when they launched the October 1973 war. The general answered: “Instead of reading the intelligence reports, you should have read our poets.” The Holstee Manifesto. In 2009, the words of the Holstee Manifesto took form in a bold letterpress poster with the help of designer, Rachael Beresh.
Not long after it began to take the internet by storm, with the Washington Post calling it “The Next Just Do It”. In 2010, we created the Lifecycle Video above as a homage to Manifesto while celebrating the diversity of bicycle riding in New York City. For us, building a great company means making decisions about design and production that we are proud to share.
With this in mind, we work to make sure all of our products have that extra touch of something special. With care from how our products are made, how they are packaged, to how they interact with your everyday life, we want our goods to bring you inspiration, provoke thought and spark conversation. Cards, Prints & Posters. If You Want Your Children to Survive the Future, Send Them to Art School. Can you imagine a world in which most jobs are obsolete?
If not, you are most likely in for a rude awakening in the coming decades of radical shifts in employment. The 14 most successful Kickstarter projects of all time and where they are today - Business Insider Nordic. Someone With Chalk is Drawing Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor Michigan. What If Money Was No Object? - Remastered. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.
You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills.
Art. Arts. Augmented Reality. Creativity. Drawing. Design & Architecture. Engineering. Games. Graphic Design. Handcraft. Information Communication. Innovation. Inspiration. Interaction Design. Immersive Experience. Kids. Mobile UX Design. Moving Image. Music & Sound. Performing Arts.
Photography. Preindustrial Craftsmanship.