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Why all cultures steal for creativity

Why all cultures steal for creativity | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Every culture looks for creative inspiration to other cultures, but is there a point when this is just outright theft?
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The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History's Most Creative Minds

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History's Most Creative Minds | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history's most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work"

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How to grow your creativity

How to grow your creativity | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"I collected some thoughts and quotes for my writing students and thought I’d share them with you as well."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 1, 9:55 AM

The quotes gathered are excellent.

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Why Creativity Is Your Best Negotiation Tactic

Why Creativity Is Your Best Negotiation Tactic | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Here's how creative people can conquer the dread of negotiating--and finally get paid what they're worth
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28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings

28 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Their Surroundings | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Street art is usually meant to disrupt its environment and to capture our attention, but the artists on this list…
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Google Helps Immortalize The Vanishing World Of Street Art

Google Helps Immortalize The Vanishing World Of Street Art | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Street art is far from static in the ever-changing urban jungle.

Building walls get ripped down, taking with them painstakingly detailed murals; frustrated landlords whitewash over laborious graffiti, and gradually, those impermanent works becom...
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Genius or Insanity?

Genius or Insanity? | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. …” — Steve Jobs 

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Where are the world's creative hotspots?

Where are the world's creative hotspots? | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Where are the world's creative hotspots?, Marketing highlights global creativity in this interactive map. | Marketing Magazine
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Help Your Students Be More Creative: Taming the Voice of Judgment

Help Your Students Be More Creative: Taming the Voice of Judgment | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Understanding the Voice of Judgment can help teachers and individuals support their own, and others', creativity, confidence, and growth.
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How to Cultivate a Creative Mind

How to Cultivate a Creative Mind | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
More often than not, success is synonymous with creativity. If success comes with being creative, the crucial question then, is what does it take to possess a creative mind?

Via Constantine Andoniou, Gianfranco D'Aversa, Ivon Prefontaine, Carole Maurage
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 9:40 AM

Integrating written, artistic, spoken, and digital activities makes sense. They each stimulate the brain differently.

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100 Most Creative People 2014

100 Most Creative People 2014 | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
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Two Critics Sample the Frieze Art Fair

Two Critics Sample the Frieze Art Fair | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"The amazing spectacle that is Frieze New York is up and running on Randalls Island. With more than 190 contemporary art dealers from around the world inhabiting a temporary, quarter-mile-long white tent, it’s a dumbfounding display of human creative industry."

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How Disney's Imagineers Keep The Magic Ideas Coming

How Disney's Imagineers Keep The Magic Ideas Coming | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Peter Rummell, the former chairman of Disney's Imagineers, shares inside stories and secrets about how Disney's teams work together to make magic...
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7 Tricks to Help You Work Through a Creative Block

7 Tricks to Help You Work Through a Creative Block | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"Creative blocks are such abstract notions that it’s hard to pin down a specific definition of what they are and why they occur."

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Researching Creative Ideas: 10 Dos and Don’ts

Researching Creative Ideas: 10 Dos and Don’ts | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"DO participate in the design process as much as you can. Yes, it is primarily the designer’s job to deliver, but good communication between the both of you can mean reaching a solution quicker."

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20 Best Free Stock Photo Sites for Designers

20 Best Free Stock Photo Sites for Designers | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"Free stock photos not only enhance the beauty of your projects and web applications but also make them visually stunning and eye catching."

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Joyce Carol Oates on What Hemingway’s Early Stories Can Teach Us About Writing and the Defining Quality of Great Art

Joyce Carol Oates on What Hemingway’s Early Stories Can Teach Us About Writing and the Defining Quality of Great Art | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

On the elusive gift of blending austerity of craft with elasticity of allure.

"The early stories of Hemingway are very wonderful for young writers because they’re beautifully crafted, almost skeletal — there’s nothing extraneous in them."

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Do you write or dream of writing? Read, read and read some more making sure Hemingway fills out part of your diet.

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A Camera App That Makes Suggestions

"The app, which is only available on iOS for now and will soon get a web component, is already gaining traction. Since launching in beta six months ago, OKDOTHIS has already seen thousands of photos uploaded."


"Meet OKDOTHIS. The photo app that brings idea sharing to your camera screen. Song credit: The Hawk In Paris Learn more at www.OKDOTHIS.com"

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I have yet to try this but I'm downloading it as soon as I publish this post. This looks like a nice little app to add to your creative chest.


And while you are downloading it check out the review at FastCompany titled Creative Block

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Creative Economy On The Rise: Art Meets Hacking For Digital Innovation

Creative Economy On The Rise: Art Meets Hacking For Digital Innovation | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
In another proofpoint the creative economy is not banished to the sidelines, art and hacking come together in London in one of the largest Art Hacks designed to bring into focus digital innovation through art. The Space, is a new London creative online platform to showcase new digital art and is backed [...]
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Why Creative People Are Viewed As More Trustworthy

Why Creative People Are Viewed As More Trustworthy | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
Making people trust you can be one of the most important determining factors to success. But it's less about your personality or skills, and more...
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Unleashing the Creative Mind

Unleashing the Creative Mind | Creative Spark | Scoop.it

"What makes some people more creative than others? In “The Unleashed Mind,” Shelley Carson writes that genetic variations may make some people's brain more open to thoughts, sensations and behaviors that don't make it past the average person's mental filters."

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Trent Reznor On How Sobriety, Discomfort, And Experimentation Fuel His Creative Pursuits

Trent Reznor On How Sobriety, Discomfort, And Experimentation Fuel His Creative Pursuits | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
The Nine Inch Nails mastermind, Beats Music COO, and film composer shares how he stays inspired while juggling a wide array of projects and "...
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The Philosophy of Creativity

The Philosophy of Creativity | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
There is little that shapes the human experience as profoundly and pervasively as creativity. Creativity drives progress in every human endeavor, from the arts to the ...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 1:24 PM

Perhaps reading the book, would reveal the work of John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Their work is central to the 20th Century philosophy of creativity.

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Photos: The Eerie Beauty of Iceland's Tundra

Photos: The Eerie Beauty of Iceland's Tundra | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
If David Lynch moved to Iceland, he might produce photography like this.
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10 Ways To Be More Creative

10 Ways To Be More Creative | Creative Spark | Scoop.it
What inspires you? What gets you wanting to find ways to be more creative? This print-worthy visual details 10 awesome ways to get inspired.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 7:20 PM

This infographic suggests there are many more ways to be inspired. For example, read a book comes to mind. Write in a daily journal.