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untitled EDITORS NOTE: Although the TRIZ Journal does not endorse Tao as a religious belief system it does consider this particular paper to be an interesting perspective on the subject. Andre de Zanger and Judith Morgan Creativity Institute - 1664 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10128 (212) 289-8856 e-mail: The Dialectic Paradox or The Resolution of Opposites The philosophy of the "Tao" or the "Way", was set down in approximately 600 B.C. by Lao Tzu in 81 poems, entitled "The Tao Teh Ching". The Tao poems contain a philosophy of life that has lasted through the centuries and they have been retranslated as well as rewritten many times. Tao #2 People finding one thing beautiful, Think another unbeautiful, Finding one creation sound, They judge another unsound. (From the book "Tao of Creativity") When applied to creativity the importance of opposites resonates with Einstein’s idea that "the answer is within the problem". Tao #16 5. 6. Tao #23 References:

Social-Network-Map.png (PNG Image, 1000x2075 pixels) Before I Die & Candy Chang What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY. Almaty, Kazakhstan Savannah, GA. Pohang City, South-Korea. San Francisco, CA. Johannesburg, South Africa. Cordoba, Argentina.

A Little Inspiration Goes a Long Way, Pick Some =) Almost middle of the week, If you are feeling down (even a little) then you have landed on the right page. Enjoy the inspiring quotes collection and cheer up Muse The nine muses—Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, Melpomene—on a Roman sarcophagus (2nd century AD, from the Louvre) The Muses, (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai:[1] perhaps from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- "think"[2]) in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths. The Muses were both the embodiments and sponsors of performed metrical speech: mousike (hence the English term "music") was just "one of the arts of the Muses". Others included Science, Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, and especially Art, Drama, and inspiration. Some authors invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns or epic history. Origins[edit] Muse reading a scroll, perhaps Clio (Attic red-figure lekythos, Boeotia c. 435–425 BC) In myth[edit] O Muse!

friday afternoon « Funny Emails Friday afternoon fun… Part 4 Posted by Jon in Images on September 18, 2009 This cat is going to fuck somebody up! Has anyone seen this cat? Fuck you – I’m an anteater! Bottled water – now available in a can! afternoon fun, anteater, bottled water, cat, friday afternoon 2 Comments Friday afternoon fun… Part 3 Touching wires causes INSTANT DEATH – $200 fine. HALT – Hammerzeit! Drugs – doing nothing has never been so amazing! This dog is like The Fonz. Congratulations – you just beat two trees! afternoon fun, dog, drugs, fonz, friday afternoon, halt hammerzeit, instant death No Comments Friday afternoon fun… Part 2 Nomatter what, you will never party this hard! Parenting – who says it has to be difficult?! Question: What do you like most in a woman? Answer: My dick! Why am I in the water? Wharrgarbl! afternoon fun, dick, friday afternoon, parenting, water, Wharrgarbl, wtf No Comments Friday afternoon fun… Part 1 I may have Alzheimers, but at least I don’t have Alzheimers! Raff out Roud! Procrastination… Pie chart!

Character (arts) The study of a character requires an analysis of its relations with all of the other characters in the work.[9] The individual status of a character is defined through the network of oppositions (proairetic, pragmatic, linguistic, proxemic) that it forms with the other characters.[10] The relation between characters and the action of the story shifts historically, often miming shifts in society and its ideas about human individuality, self-determination, and the social order.[11] In his book Aspects of the novel, E. M. Forster defined two basic types of characters, their qualities, functions, and importance for the development of the novel: flat characters and round characters.[24] Flat characters are two-dimensional, in that they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work. By contrast, round characters are complex and undergo development, sometimes sufficiently to surprise the reader.[25] Aston, Elaine, and George Savona. 1991.

Creating Environments That Optimize Creativity and Inspiration Today’s article takes a look at how to help maximize creative thought by carefully structuring the environment around you. Everything from the design of your office to the specific hours of the day that you choose to work can play a key role in how effective you are when it comes time to actually get things done. The essence of creativity plays a very important role in art and design. When building any piece of work you’ll want to focus not only on your mood but also atmosphere, ambiance, and emotions. Consider some of your favorite designs or artists. I’ve gotten into a few ideas regarding workflow and regaining power over your projects. Empowering your Creative Side Often times I’ll read or hear about people questioning their artistic skills. Society tends to lump these folks together, although there’s a lot more in common than creative thinking. Sounds pretty convoluted I know. Developing Personality Once you spend time training your mindset there’s almost nothing beyond your reach.