Posts tagged Creativity

"To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible."

- -Moby 

Picture Show: Timothy Briner’s Sandy Images and our Latest #Fieldwork Photo Assignment- Jon Feinstein wrote in Creativity and Photography
32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps- Hannah Wasserman posted a LEARN in Design, Art and Maps
I’m a big fan of the United States Bookshelf. What’s your favorite?
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13. Topographical Lego map of NYC by JR Schmidt

32 Imaginative And Beautifully Designed Maps
Hannah Wasserman posted a LEARN in Design, Art and Maps

I’m a big fan of the United States Bookshelf. What’s your favorite?

See the full list on buzzfeed

13. Topographical Lego map of NYC by JR Schmidt

Why Designers Need to Share What We Do


Designers: in order to show non-designers the real value we can contribute, advocate for our profession in a rapidly developing and changing world, and help build a better world in which more people are creative problem solvers…
We have to articulate our profession in non-design terminology.

We have to be able to teach our profession to others.

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Written by GOOD Community member Annie Wu in Business, Creativity and Social Design

Why Designers Need to Share What We Do

Designers: in order to show non-designers the real value we can contribute, advocate for our profession in a rapidly developing and changing world, and help build a better world in which more people are creative problem solvers…

  • We have to articulate our profession in non-design terminology.
  • We have to be able to teach our profession to others.

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Written by GOOD Community member Annie Wu in BusinessCreativity and Social Design

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.
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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.

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Shared by GOOD Community member Andrea Margutti in Creativity, Culture and Psychology

Why Performance Art Is a Tool to Change Human Consciousness- Marina Abramovic wrote in Art, Creativity and Performance


I have been a performance artist for 40 years of my life. I have done many works that stretch the limitations of the mind and body. One example is Rhythm 0 (1974), where for six hours, I allowed the public to use me as an object. In my most recent work, The Artist Is Present (2010), at MoMA in New York, I sat for 736 hours across from anyone who wanted to sit with me. Over the course of three months, I stared into the eyes of more than 1,500 visitors. It was during this 736-hour performance that I realized the public’s immense desire to slow down and connect to themselves and to one another in a live setting. “Long durational" works like these facilitate this type of connection, but currently there is no space solely dedicated to them.
That is why I am doing a Kickstarter campaign to create an institute for long durational performance. The Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) will be my legacy and a meeting place for art, science, technology, spirituality, and education.

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Why Performance Art Is a Tool to Change Human Consciousness
Marina Abramovic wrote in Art, Creativity and Performance

I have been a performance artist for 40 years of my life. I have done many works that stretch the limitations of the mind and body. One example is Rhythm 0 (1974), where for six hours, I allowed the public to use me as an object. In my most recent work, The Artist Is Present (2010), at MoMA in New York, I sat for 736 hours across from anyone who wanted to sit with me. Over the course of three months, I stared into the eyes of more than 1,500 visitors. It was during this 736-hour performance that I realized the public’s immense desire to slow down and connect to themselves and to one another in a live setting. “Long durational" works like these facilitate this type of connection, but currently there is no space solely dedicated to them.

That is why I am doing a Kickstarter campaign to create an institute for long durational performance. The Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) will be my legacy and a meeting place for art, science, technology, spirituality, and education.

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Open House: A Transforming House that Becomes a Public Theater in York, Alabama
Casey Caplowe posted in Creativity, Art and Public Spaces

Artist, Matthew Mazzotta’s public art project in York, Alabama reinvents an abandoned and derelict property into an open air theatre seating over 100 people.

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How to Be More Productive and Creative at Work? Play More- Jessica Walsh wrote in Business, Creativity and Play


I’m a player: I love to play, in all aspect of my life, and especially within my work as a creative. I see much of my work as play, rather than seeing it as a job. And when I look back at my body of work, I’ve realized that the more fun and the more play that went into the ideas or process of creation, the better people seem to respond to the end result. 

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How to Be More Productive and Creative at Work? Play More
Jessica Walsh wrote in Business, Creativity and Play

I’m a player: I love to play, in all aspect of my life, and especially within my work as a creative. I see much of my work as play, rather than seeing it as a job. And when I look back at my body of work, I’ve realized that the more fun and the more play that went into the ideas or process of creation, the better people seem to respond to the end result. 

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F@#k Contests: A Guide to Crowdsourcing Creativity- Aaron Perry-Zucker wrote in Creativity, Crowdsourcing and Designers

Crowdsourcing has come to represent everything unethical about working with creative people. It is almost always synonymous with spec-work, or contests where everyone is making work for free hoping to be named the winner and receive the fabulous prize. Sadly, by design, 99 percent of the entrants will be labeled losers and the contest organizer will get to chose from a big pool of work that they didn’t have to pay for.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to ethically work with a big, group of creative people. I’d like to talk about how and why to do this.

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F@#k Contests: A Guide to Crowdsourcing Creativity
Aaron Perry-Zucker wrote in Creativity, Crowdsourcing and Designers

Crowdsourcing has come to represent everything unethical about working with creative people. It is almost always synonymous with spec-work, or contests where everyone is making work for free hoping to be named the winner and receive the fabulous prize. Sadly, by design, 99 percent of the entrants will be labeled losers and the contest organizer will get to chose from a big pool of work that they didn’t have to pay for.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to ethically work with a big, group of creative people. I’d like to talk about how and why to do this.

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Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdsourcing Creative Progress- Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Culture, News and Creativity
With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities for the GOOD community to get behind. Now we are also shining a light on crowd-doing opportunities—so you can join others in working towards the greater good with actions as well as donations. Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite projects from the crowdsourced world.
CROWDSOURCED:
Crowdsourced PositivityWrite Seven Letters to the Homeless in Seven Days
Crowdsourced RewriteChange This Outdated “Rules of Conduct for Women” List
Crowdsourced ResearchBecome a Citizen Scientist: Measure Local Water Levels
Crowdsourced ActivityPledge to Get Offline This Weekend
CROWDFUND:
(Less Than a Day To Go) A Book About Quarterlife Breakthroughs, Not Crises
(Two Days to Go and Not Close) A Raw Food Snack Kitchen
(14 Days to Go and Not Close) Demystifying Mental Illness in Indonesia with Photography
(18 Days to Go and a Quarter of the Way There) A Film About the Happiest People in America
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Push for Good: This Week’s Guide to Crowdsourcing Creative Progress
Alessandra Rizzotti wrote in Culture, News and Creativity

With our Push for Good series, we have identified crowdfunding opportunities for the GOOD community to get behind. Now we are also shining a light on crowd-doing opportunities—so you can join others in working towards the greater good with actions as well as donations. Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite projects from the crowdsourced world.

CROWDSOURCED:

CROWDFUND:

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This Norwegian Valley Town Built an Artificial Sun To Brighten the Darkness- Mary Slosson posted in Global Citizenship, Design and Creativity

Rjukan is a small Norwegian town of roughly 3,300 residents nestled in a valley in northern Norway. Because of its unique geographic location, the town is cloaked in darkness for five months every year.
But not for much longer! A new project is installing mirrors on a mountaintop that overlooks the city and will shine a artificial sunlight into the town. Exposure to sunlight helps ward off depression and sadness, so the town of Rjukan just might be a little more cheerful this winter.

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This Norwegian Valley Town Built an Artificial Sun To Brighten the Darkness
Mary Slosson posted in Global Citizenship, Design and Creativity

Rjukan is a small Norwegian town of roughly 3,300 residents nestled in a valley in northern Norway. Because of its unique geographic location, the town is cloaked in darkness for five months every year.

But not for much longer! A new project is installing mirrors on a mountaintop that overlooks the city and will shine a artificial sunlight into the town. Exposure to sunlight helps ward off depression and sadness, so the town of Rjukan just might be a little more cheerful this winter.

Continue to gizmodo.com


Quarter-Life Breakthroughs, Not Crises, For the Purpose Generation- Smiley Poswolsky wrote in Business, Education and Creativity


A year ago, I quit my comfortable job at the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. and moved to San Francisco with nothing but two suitcases, my newfound optimism, and a lot of energy. Now I’m writing a book about my journey. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough is a handbook for 20- and 30-somethings trying to make a living doing what they love.

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Quarter-Life Breakthroughs, Not Crises, For the Purpose Generation
Smiley Poswolsky wrote in Business, Education and Creativity

A year ago, I quit my comfortable job at the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. and moved to San Francisco with nothing but two suitcases, my newfound optimism, and a lot of energy. Now I’m writing a book about my journey. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough is a handbook for 20- and 30-somethings trying to make a living doing what they love.

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Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts- Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter
Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.

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Kickstarter Beats Out the Government in Funding the Arts
Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Art and Kickstarter

Since its inception, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has funded more than $600 million in arts projects, and $323.6 million in 2012 alone. The National Endowment for the Arts only has an annual budget of $146 million, of which only 80 percent are grants. Individual donors have long been the backbone of the art world (arts nonprofits spent $60 billion last year), the disparity in collective action supporting the arts on Kickstarter versus the government is cause for concern—and reflection.

Continue to washingtonpost.com

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Exploring Invisible Architecture: Morocco’s Answer to the High Line- Shelley Hornstein wrote in Living, Architecture and Creativity
Sometimes the most interesting explorations can be found through what I call “invisible architecture” or the discovery of what exists in the city but was once hidden to the naked eye. We’ve seen people discovering the formerly “invisible” in recent projects like the High Line in New York, which was always there, in a sense, but was just waiting to be discovered. At the same time, another invisible architecture project emerged, but in Fez, Morocco, and it calls upon visitors to look down and around rather than up and out.
The Fez River Project, spearheaded by award-winning architect Aziza Chaouni and her Bureau of Ecological Architecture & Systems of Tomorrow (Bureau EAST, now Aziza Chaouni Projects), revitalized the city by restoring and uncovering the Fez River, which runs through its center. Although the dense and labyrinthine medina of Fez has been a Unesco Heritage Site since 1981, the river was hidden under concrete until Chaouni’s project was unveiled (literally!) in 2008.
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Exploring Invisible Architecture: Morocco’s Answer to the High Line
Shelley Hornstein wrote in Living, Architecture and Creativity

Sometimes the most interesting explorations can be found through what I call “invisible architecture” or the discovery of what exists in the city but was once hidden to the naked eye. We’ve seen people discovering the formerly “invisible” in recent projects like the High Line in New York, which was always there, in a sense, but was just waiting to be discovered. At the same time, another invisible architecture project emerged, but in Fez, Morocco, and it calls upon visitors to look down and around rather than up and out.

The Fez River Project, spearheaded by award-winning architect Aziza Chaouni and her Bureau of Ecological Architecture & Systems of Tomorrow (Bureau EAST, now Aziza Chaouni Projects), revitalized the city by restoring and uncovering the Fez River, which runs through its center. Although the dense and labyrinthine medina of Fez has been a Unesco Heritage Site since 1981, the river was hidden under concrete until Chaouni’s project was unveiled (literally!) in 2008.

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How to Photograph Fireworks: Tips From National Geographic Photographers- Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Living and Photography
National Geographic’s photographers share their tips on how to take the best photos of fireworks for the upcoming holiday. Read on for advice like: “The long exposures required for firework photography mean slow shutter speeds. Keep your camera motionless by using a sturdy tripod and a shutter release cord. When shooting a scene that includes not just the sky but also other elements like a cityscape, keeping the horizon line straight is particularly important.”

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How to Photograph Fireworks: Tips From National Geographic Photographers
Yasha Wallin posted in Creativity, Living and Photography

National Geographic’s photographers share their tips on how to take the best photos of fireworks for the upcoming holiday. Read on for advice like: “The long exposures required for firework photography mean slow shutter speeds. Keep your camera motionless by using a sturdy tripod and a shutter release cord. When shooting a scene that includes not just the sky but also other elements like a cityscape, keeping the horizon line straight is particularly important.”

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