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Creative Genius Driven by Distraction: Northwestern University News

Creative Genius Driven by Distraction: Northwestern University News | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
Research links creativity with inability to filter irrelevant sensory information
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'Leaky attention'

I feel this article is mis-titled (unless I"m missing the point)

Distraction doesn't drive creativity as much as it gives science a way to measure that there are other ways to listen.

Again, this article belongs in it's own topic but I"m putting it here for now.

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Jocelyn Pook: inspired by mental illness

Jocelyn Pook: inspired by mental illness | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
'Working on this piece I realised that the notion of hearing voices naturally lends itself to musical ideas and exploration'
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Meet The Woman Sewing Life-Sized Dolls Of Everyone Who Dies In Her Village

The short documentary The Valley of Dolls introduces us to a 64-year-old woman in Nagoro, Japan, who is repopulating her village one hand-sewn, life...
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Sniff Collective and various artists, The Bulb | SPACES

Sniff Collective and various artists, The Bulb | SPACES | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
SPACES is a nonprofit public benefit organization created with an international focus on the study, documentation, and preservation of art environments and self-taught artistic activity.
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"Osha Neumann, an attorney working with the homeless community, was guided to the Bulb by one of his clients who formerly lived on the streets before finding a home at the site. Soon after discovering the Bulb, Neumann started collaborating with a group of artists calling themselves Sniff.

....—what may be lost forever is the emotional power of the Bulb, a site that showcases the best aspects of humans and nature, working in tandem to create something beautiful from society’s wreckage.

~Irene Rible

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Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places

Lily Yeh: Beauty in Broken Places | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Healing war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
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Awakening Creativity, Dandelion School Blossoms

Awakening Creativity, Dandelion School Blossoms | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
Awakening Creativity. Awakening Creativity shows in gloriously illustrated detail how Lily Yeh guides a participatory process of artistic expression that uplifts a distressed community. Her open, joyful approach to artmaking is a model for building healthy cultural esteem.
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9 Habits of Creative Genius

9 Habits of Creative Genius | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
There are 9 habits of creative genius you can cultivate in your daily life that will help you to develop a deeper awareness of your connection to this ever-present Source of all that is. The qualities of creativity and genius are within you, awaiting your decision to match up with the power of intention.
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Developing  practice.  The inner journey.

This article actually belongs in it's own topic but adding it here for now!

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Artist Beili Liu Embroiders Underneath Hundreds of Suspended Scissors

Artist Beili Liu Embroiders Underneath Hundreds of Suspended Scissors | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
Photo by Rino Pizzi
Photo by Blue
Photo by Rino Pizzi
Photo by Christy Cochran

Photo by Art Night Austin
Photo by Art Night Austin

The Mending Project was a 2011 installation and performance art piece by Austin-based artist Beili Liu. The work involved an ongoing process wherein visitors w
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Faces of Berkeley: Osha Neumann, activist lawyer - The Daily Californian

Faces of Berkeley: Osha Neumann, activist lawyer - The Daily Californian | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
Currently a consulting attorney for the East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley resident Osha Neumann has spent his life advocating for underrepresented groups, specifically the homeless community in Berkeley. Read More…
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Check This Place Out Before It's Gone

Check This Place Out Before It's Gone | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
By Jason Hendardy



Almost a decade ago, a friend
had told me about a man-made skate structure in the East Bay I had to check
out. It was built out of…
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Ann Hamilton: "the event of a thread" | "Exclusive" | Art21 - YouTube

Episode #177: Filmed in 2012 at Manhattan's Park Avenue Armory, artist Ann Hamilton discusses her installation "the event of a thread," which occupied the Ar...
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The Barefoot Artist Movie: The Rwanda Healing Project - YouTube

Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight ...
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Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration

Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration | Following the Threads : Weaving Community,  Creating Sense of Place - Beauty- Healing- Art | Scoop.it
On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
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