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Creativity, Art: Articles and Video

Creativity, Art: Articles and Video

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Why Creatives Don’t Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Zadie Smith, on writing

Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

Creativity, introverts and the overwhelm of the all-encompassing noise and frenzy of concentrated humanity. In the best of worlds we go our separate ways when we must then come back together...

Things we must not become

Adahan: A lovely restoration in the heart of Istanbul, with a surpising history beneath. Add a restaurant and a view and it's all you need for summer!

An art-full restoration: how to do it right

Fantastic articleon creativity, especially the part about experimental vs. conceptual artists--I so resonate w/that experimental description and have always felt like a failure because I don't fit the conceptual description (so stumped when people ask me what I "do"--I do...stuff!)

Can Creativity Be Learned?

The Hemingway app: can it help make your writing "bold and clear"? Via NYTimes

Daily routines of history's most creative minds. Find out why a day job might be just the ticket, walking might be key, and what the drug of choice is (OK, I'll share that one, it's coffee).

When the CIA used modern art as a weapon. Fascinating.

When I wasn’t writing, I was reading. And when I wasn’t writing or reading, I was staring out the window, lost in thought. Life was elsewhere — I was sure of it—and writing was what took me there...writing was what saved me. It presented me with a window into the infinite. It allowed me to create order out of chaos.

As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come.--Hemingway, Paris Review Interview

The dichotomy of being creative--rings true.

What Multitasking Does To Your Brain | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

I LOVE THIS! Granny Cloud, remove restrictions, allow kids to self-organize "like bees around a flower". How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business Education is “rooted in the industrial revolution...when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence." In 1970 the Fortune 500 valued the 3 Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. By 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing Than Others? #creativity

The joy of art: why Japan embraced sex with a passion | Art and design | The Guardian

The joy of art: why Japan embraced sex with a passion

Gorgeous sculptures in Istanbul

She detests the mind-set that certain readers are more desirable than others. “It’s the worst kind of arrogance... Isn’t it an honor if somebody chooses our books at all, whatever her background, whatever her education, whatever her level of perceived literary credentials?” She recalls meeting a woman in a Tulsa Barnes & Noble — “probably 65 years old, looked like an aging country singer with sad eyes” — who told her “Eat, Pray, Love” was the first book she’d read in her life...

Gilbert herself has no patience for those who subscribe to the myth that misery and madness enhance creativity. She feels no nostalgia for the upheaval that generated her memoirs and views her new novel as evidence that she works best when her life is in balance. Writers have a duty to confront the darkness within themselves at the keyboard. But they have an equal duty, she argues, not to romanticize their sorrow or inflict it on those around them.

Look both ways when lingering at the intersection of the known and the unknown.

Top Ten Myths about Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity. Why left brain/right brain is not quite right.

  • Sarah

    I suspect this myth will hang around forever unfortunately!

Inner critic or bad habit?

Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas

A parenting article with interesting information for all: “The right brain, which governs much of our self-regulation, creativity and empathy, can grow throughout life. The right brain grows though full-body experience like rough-and-tumble play, dancing or freelance artistic creation. So at any point, a parent can take up a creative activity with a child and they can grow together.”