Category Archives: Creativity
IN FLUX a innovative multi-city initiative. It demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art projects. Influx showcases installations created by local Arizona artists. They are preparing for their third cycle.
Local Arizona Art
This cycle has three Arizona artists displaying working [...]
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think Clay has it right. So much good stuff. The part that really hit home for me was the part laying out the [...]
For a while there was a #whygp push going on to ask people what made Gangplank unique to them. You can see the results at What is Gangplank. The truth is, Gangplank is magical. It is often cited as being so, [...]
Abraham Maslow made the concept of hierarchies of progression in systems popular via his work on a hierarchy of needs. Below is a theory about the hierarchy of different types of readers.
Only reads when critical to survival. This type of reader regularly denounces [...]
Last night I was completely irresponsible and kept my son up until one in the morning on a school night hacking on 3D printed models and laser cutting a toy box for them. Today on a road trip across town [...]
We consume too much. We have lost our ability to do things in moderation. We continue to enslave ourselves in the name of consuming more stuff. It has to stop.
This isn’t a matter of over consumption of natural resources. It [...]
If you want to make a difference you better be willing to embrace conflict. In fact, you better be creating and demanding it. How you deal with conflict is where the magic happens.
Here are some key points from Morton Deutsch’s [...]
As a facilitator one of your jobs is to keep things on track. There is a finite amount of time to get the desired objective/output. Sometimes it is important to remember that interactions that seem like they are going no [...]
We are wired to create. It is in our DNA. We have it systematically beaten out of us on a regular basis. We are told we aren’t good enough to try things. We lose our curiousity and our ability experiment [...]
Recently, I was asked to sit in on a visioning session for the Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA). The report from those meetings has been published. You can find it here.
CCA should be applauded for not resting on it’s [...]