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    The myth of the brainstorming session: why you can’t schedule creativity

    "Creativity is so much more than making something. Creativity is how we interact with each other… it’s like trying to insist that you’re alive." —Mike White

    Please, God, leave us this one mystery, unsolved: why man creates.

    Leonard Bernstein

    In the school environment, creativity can be considered pathological behavior as opposed to the compliant traits of being reliable, sincere, good-natured, responsible, tolerant, and peaceable — the qualities associated with the lowest levels of creativity.

    Cevin Soling

    A study now suggests that simply taking a break does not bring on inspiration — rather, creativity is fostered by tasks that allow the mind to wander.

    Why great ideas come when you aren’t trying : Nature News & Comment

    ETA: for the Conferensation of the Year

    If you are interested in the future of advertising, but are wary of the marketing echo chamber of social media experts and phygital services, you don’t want to miss this ETA. How does magic, neuroscience, graffiti, home broadcasting studios, memes, emergent systems, or culture interact with the latest technology? How will this play out for companies, brands, consumers, and ad agencies? These topics (and more!) will be presented and discussed.

    Join David-Michel Davies, Derrick de Kerckhove, Joshua Harris, Christie Nicholson, Evan Roth, Marco Tempest, Faris Yakob, 99 other attendees, and me, your host Jason Theodor, for the Emerging Technology and Advertising conferensation of the year.

    This Friday, October 14, 2011. Tickets are limited.

    The Beautiful Complicated Creative Process of Melike Turgut

    If you were to ask an honest designer how they get their ideas…such things are personal and emotionally constructed; you cannot simply explain where it comes from, but that it is built up from your experiences. That is the old school method, by which a designer takes his or her time to understand one’s self while building up one’s design language and analytical skills.

    Some people take the short cut and simply apply the veneer of style… instead of being created and developed within, [it] is merely borrowed and consumed. Such designs are impersonal and detached from meaningful context…

    gerrrg’s comments on How Some Creative Geniuses Work

    1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
    2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
    3. There is no editing stage.
    4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
    5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
    6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
    7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
    8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
    9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
    10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
    11. Destruction is a variant of done.
    12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
    13. Done is the engine of more.

    The Cult of Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark


    Creative leadership is moving the ‘D’ two letters left. If you want great ideas, you need to make room, readjust. You must let ideas move in nontraditional ways. Trust that a lowercase ‘L’ can sub in for an uppercase ‘i’. Fearlessly walks the line between confusion and eureka.

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