Tag Archive | creativity

Creative Commerce

This is a video from Vimeo about the creation process of commercial artists and ultimately about creativity.

In Spring 2013 we set out for a month to make a short educational piece providing a glimpse of what it is like to work in the creative industry. The idea was born out of our own questions and struggles on how to deal with things that may seem out of your control.

The themes we decided to focus on were those of creativity, relationships, the pursuit of financial profit, and the many directions you can intentionally or unintentionally find yourself taking.

We hope the short provides direction in helping others pursue their own creative and personal goals by hearing first hand experiences. Thank you to everyone involved for your transparency and willingness to be involved.

The Rise of Human-Computer Cooperation

In our current state of technology computers can’t solve all problems. We as humans must help them by changing our relation with them.

Brute computing force alone can’t solve the world’s problems. Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.

What most schools don’t teach

This video is about “coding”.

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer … because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in 90% of US schools.
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.

Beyond Caine’s Arcade

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An interesting talk from TEDx about a boy how liked a challenge and build a home-made arcade game.

All Caine Monroy wanted was for some people to come and play in his homemade arcade. What he got has become so much more. Via a short film posted on the internet just a few short months ago, Caine Monroy has become an internet sensation. Nirvan Mullick is an award-winning filmmaker and digital strategist, whose short film CAINE’S ARCADE has taken the internet by storm and launched a worldwide movement. The story of Caine and Nirvan is a wonderful example of human connection and what amazing things can happen when people join together to help someone fulfill a dream.

Ken Robinson and Eckhart Tolle on finding your element

As a follow-up to my posts about Ken Robinson here and here, this is a long video (1h 23min) about finding your passion in life.

Do the green thing

This is an interesting short post from TED about creativity.

Andy Hobsbawm shares a fresh ad campaign about going green — and some of the fringe benefits.

But, first, why you should listen to Andy Hobsbawm (from his TED Speaker page):

Internet advertising pioneer Andy Hobsbawm is the European chair of Agency.com. He founded the first international Internet agency in 1994, and was a founder of Online Magic, a firm that merged with Agency.com in 1997.

Merging his passions for ads and the environment, he’s a cofounder of the website Green Thing, which shares seven fun, punchy little (and big) ways to go green, using clever video and graphics to get across a message of accessible greening. He also keeps an interesting, if a bit sleepy, blog around a book project called Small Is the Next Big Thing.

The Art of Creative Coding

Here is a video about some things that don’t intersect each other that often : art and programming .

Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. To simplify the coding process, several platforms and libraries have been assembled to allow coders to cut through the nitty-gritty of programming and focus on the creative aspects of the project. These platforms all share a strong open source philosophy that encourages growth and experimentation, creating a rich community of artists that share their strategies and work with unprecedented openness.

Simply Your Artistic Expression

Can we be creative in our daily life?

Imani Sims at TEDx Bellevue answers yes .

Imani Sims, Seattle performance poet and producer offers three easy steps to incorporate creativity into your daily life. We’ve all got the time!

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

As a follow-up to my last post about Elizabeth Gilbert and creativity we get this interesting talk from David Kelley.

Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

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Do we all have creative minds?

Do we all can become artists?

Author Elizabeth Gilbert is confused by how our culture regards writers and other artists—as people on the brink who are too easily undone by their talent. In this talk from TED2009, Gilbert reframes how we think about creativity—that rather than there being “geniuses” among us, that all of us have a bit of genius within us.