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The creative spark

The creative spark

EMOTION Quotations inShare5 Quotations similar to EMOTION - LOVE, GARTITUDEAlso see EMOTION AFFIRMATIONSCompiled by Che Garman A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. - John Lubbock A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. - Winston Churchill Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. - Dr Wayne Dyer Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. - Robert Green Ingersoll Anger is one letter short of danger. - Eleanor Roosevelt Anger is short-lived madness. - Horace Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. - Robert G Ingersoll Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.- Cato the Elder Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him. - Epictetus Anyone who angers you, conquers you. - Sister Kenny Be a creator, not a reactor. - Alan Cohen Don't brood. Emotions are choices. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Are all new things a mash-up of what came before? A Q&A with Kirby Ferguson In today’s TEDTalk, director Kirby Ferguson outlines a bold vision of creativity — that it’s not about dreaming up a new song, a new piece of art or a new form of technology in a vacuum, but instead about remixing what has come before. In his fast-paced talk, Kirby reveals that many of our most iconic thinkers — from Henry Ford to Bob Dylan — embraced this idea of what it means to create. As we watched Kirby’s talk, a slew of questions popped to mind. What does this mean for creative people? Can we reach a point where ideas become too self-referential? Is every song a cover song? We have this intuitive notion of creativity, of this brilliant genius who creates something totally new and wows everybody. It’s copying, then transforming and combining. It’s sort of like building a platform and then building a platform on top of that and then building a platform on top of that and getting higher and higher that way. You’re suggesting that creativity happens on a spectrum. It’s interesting.

Disegno e Design - Design Lo spazio della Rotonda della Besana è sempre difficile per chiunque vi si misuri, l'architettura s'impone con forza. Questa mostra (la terza edizione dopo Roma e Shanghai) con il suo allestimento semplice, tradizionale vien da dire, con le pareti che reggono i disegni incorniciati, stretti l'uno all'altro, pochi oggetti poggiati su pedane bianche, qualche manifesto pubblicitario e ancor meno video, dialoga con lo spazio molto meglio di altre che hanno cercato di misurarsi con l'edificio e hanno preteso di annullarne la potenza. Questa modestia finisce, involontariamente, per interpretare persino il nuovo stile italiano: un po' il Presidente del Consiglio a tempo e un po' la crisi! Del resto è prodotta dalla Fondazione Valore Italia e dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico. Le pareti sono organizzate per temi, i principali del design italiano: dalla moda, all'arredo, dal cibo ai mezzi di trasporto alle invenzioni industriali. Disegno e Design.

You Could Soon Read An Entire Harry Potter Book In Under 90 Minutes With This App Soon you could read all 309 pages of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in under 77 minutes. Yes, you. To get through it that quickly (a pace of 1,000 words a minute) you'll have to use an about-to-be released app and forgo the idea of reading page by page. With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession. This allows you to read at speeds of between 250 and 1,000 words per minute. Try reading this at 250 wpm: Pretty easy, right? After you have 350 wpm mastered, try 500 wpm below: Spritz goes all the way up to 1,000 wpm, but there isn't a visual for that yet. Spritz isn't the first to suggest reading one word at a time. The one-word-at-a-time technology is particularly good for smaller devices like smartphones and smartwatches. Boston-based Spritz, which says its been in "Stealth Mode" for nearly three years, is working on licensing its technology to software developers, ebook makers and even wearables.

A Conceit of Architects What do we call a gathering of Architects? When animals gather in groups, we refer to them by an array of elegant terms: a Flock of Birds, a Herd of Sheep, a Swarm of Bees, a Smack of Jellyfish, an Array of Hedgehogs, a Pack of Elephants, a Clan of Bears, a Troop of Chimpanzees, an Exultation of Lark, an Unkindness of Raven, a Murmuration of Starlings, a Building of Rooks, a Fling of Sandpipers, a Wreck of Seagulls, a Gulp of Swallows, a Mutation of Thrush, a Brace of Ducks, a Piteousness of Doves… Piteousness? damn, the birds get the really good ones… But, what do we call a collection of Architects? I think we need a name for it…. A Wandering of Architects A Happenstance of Architects A Coincidence of Architects A Cluster of Architects An Opposition of Architects A Diametric Opposition of Architects An Irony of Architects A Ludwig of Architects A Shrug of Architects An Ennui of Architects An Arrangement of Architects An Argument of Architects (via @anthonylingwood) A Hierarchy of Architects umm,

Some Body: How Yoga Taught Me To Finally Respect My Physical Self For the first time, I saw my body as something actual rather than as an abstraction. I realized it was just as important as my mind. It was my vessel, the only mode of transport I have. If I was going to make any sense at all of the small corner of reality that I’ve been given, I was going to have to use my body, and become as fully aware of its processes as possible. All my practice was leading up to this: The desire to have greater physical self-knowledge. The body, rather than an impediment to happiness, is in fact a source of endless wonder. Human Thinking: Is it Rational or Creative? For a long time we have been taught to think in a specific way, and that is the rational way of thinking. Rational is a word that originated from the Latin rationalis. This way of thinking was, somehow, created mostly by Europeans, Rene Descartes being the most famous in the group, but actually this kind of thinking dates far back in the days when the Greeks gave birth to logic and coherent thoughts. Thinking Logically An example of a logical thought would be to say if A is B, and B is C, then C is A. Another would be, if Socrates was a human, and all human were beautiful, then Socrates was beautiful. The Brain Prefers Multi-dimensional Thinking Now, here’s the problem. With your brain let loose, you are actually dreaming. I always think of my brain as a Kubrick movie. Think in a Way that Suits You This makes a lot of people miserable, thinking they had acted on their emotions. However, you should think in a way that suits you and not force a different kind of thinking on yourself.

YD SXSW Giveaway: ‘Yoga for Computer Users’ By Sandy Blaine Attention Austinites and those descending on the Texas capital this week, YD will be at South by Southwest (aka SXSW)! Head y’dork’ll be co-presenting a panel AND teaching a morning yoga class to the sleepy nerds. Cue the geek meditation: There will be no MIT-designed disco yoga mat or high-tech posture-correcting gadget, BUT we will surely be having the best ‘ol time we can have in gray-scaled and carpeted convention center. As part of our inspiration for the panel which is all about how to use yoga and meditation to help you do your job (aka life) better, we will be referencing this handy book (A LOT): Yoga for Computer Users by Sandy Blaine. In honor of all the console-curved desk dwellers and our jaunt to the annual tech-filled wonderfest, we are super pleased to be giving away three copies of the book! WIN: Many of us sit down for long periods of time – you might even be doing it RIGHT. TO ENTER: There’s and there’s yogadotcalm. Earlier…

Instituto Art Déco Brasil, Rio de Janeiro This is the headquarters of the Instituto Art Déco Brasil near the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro. This is Your Brain on Yoga We all know that yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana, pranayama, and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and clarity during and after practice. Now, thanks to sophisticated brain imaging technologies, neuroscience is proving what teachers and practitioners have known for ages—that yoga and meditation can literally change your brain. The frontal lobe is the hub of higher cognitive functions—including planning, discriminating, abstract thinking, personality, and behavior. Known as the seat of conscious functioning, the cerebrum is the largest part of your brain. The pituitary gland is related to the sixth, or ajna, chakra. The anterior part of the frontal lobe, the prefrontal cortex, is the most evolved part of the brain and is responsible for positive capacities like concentration, happiness, creativity, and rational thinking. Neurotransmitters serve as the brain’s chemical messengers, relaying information between nerve cells.

Cloud Computing: Architectural Limbo When abstraction becomes a distraction, cloud computing becomes a realm of architectural limbo… Cloud. It sounds so grand in NIST’s description; full of promises with respect to the ability to provision and manage resources without having to muck around in the trenches. Compute! Network! Storage! Differing slightly from the original meaning, in colloquial speech, "limbo" is any status where a person or project is held up, and nothing can be done until another action happens.-- Wikipedia The problem is, unfortunately, at the root of all architectures – the network. ARCHITECTURE and the NETWORK Architecturally, from a “stack” point of view, the network always resides at the bottom. upper layers of the stack, but rather that it is the foundation upon which all other layers are ultimately laid. A strong foundation is critical to the resilience of the rest of the architecture. That is not to say that cloud computing environments have weak foundations. Note the use of the term “approximation”.

Bienvenue | Time 4 SchoolTime 4 School | Une école bienveillante pour les enfants précoces 10 reasons Architects probably won't fix it 10 reasons Architects probably won’t fix it 1. Architects are not leaders In fact, we wait to follow. 2. We are losing (or have already lost) our position in the public conscience. 3. Think about the number of existing buildings in your town. 4. Architects are just a small part of the team required to realize a complex building. 5. Architects value design above everything else. 6. We create beauty and purity. 7. We are obsessed with the newest, most creative, most innovative and far-flung version of awesomeness the latest firm du jour is building somewhere overseas. 8. At a conference last week, the keynote speaker showed a graph of innovation in American business. 9. Architects are almost universally admired. 10. It’s been over 2 years since the economic crash of 2009 and Architects have done almost nothing to effect change. and, can I borrow a dollar? { coffee with an architect } photos are from andrewpaulcarr’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)

5 Things Most People Don't Know About Negotiating 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Negotiating By Victoria Pynchon 1. The negotiation doesn't start until someone says "no." One of the greatest inhibitions our women clients have is risking rejection. Negotiation is a conversation whose goal is to reach an agreement with someone whose interests are not perfectly aligned with yours. So if you want what you want, need, prefer, prioritize and value, you're either going to have to negotiate past "no" or spend the rest of your work life being victimized by people who are happy to place themselves and their needs first. 1. Then you do what "rich people" do to return a favor. 1. The remainder of the conversation is simply problem solving. 2. This is actually true in the same way that "the earth is round" or "the universe is expanding" or "high heels hurt your feet" are true. Why? The other reason to ask for more than you want is our proven susceptibility to the first number put on the table. 3. 4. Not necessarily. 5. You're puffing.