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mainlining story in 22 rules.

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The rules that make up the Pixar playbook.


Via Mark Strozier
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Everything we do and say is story. All standard story structures ask the question 'who am I?' and try to make the answer interesting - or we stop caring. The rules here contain some great visuals and a lot of thought-provoking ideas. Go be provoked. 

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Mikaela Zichlin's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:47 AM

#Pixar's secret 22 Rules of #Storytelling to create  engaging plots, touching characters and a #successful #movie 

Darren R. W. Chick's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:16 AM

Through 22 Pixar moments, I'm reminded of Steven Covey's 7 Habits ... do you see the similarities?

flea palmer's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:43 AM

Excellent advice for composing an engaging story from Pixar

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Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
New research shows they're flocking to mobile chat-and-photo sharing apps WeChat, Vine and Flickr.
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WeChat is taking over in the teen demographic. This is worrying to Facebook, essentially constructed to appeal to this age group (and their spending habits). Of course, by the time anyone gets used to this, the teens will have moved on (while the late teens, now considered elderly by the younger teens, keep using WeChat, now considered out of touch. Anyone who thinks they will master the teen audience and give them a tool they will all use, all the time, is going to come a cropper. 

 

Of course, the fact is that almost certainly, today being what it is, people will use ALL these tools at once - and that WeChat will vogue for a time and then fade back. Or get itself bought and integrated. We shall see. The teen market is fickle and fast moving. Just like all the others. 

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Contradictions: the creative mindset in perplexing action

Contradictions: the creative mindset in perplexing action | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
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There’s a lot of rot talked about creative people – as if we’re a different species. This piece on how ‘creative people’ are full of contradiction is interesting, correct, and nonsense. How’s that for contradiction? Humans as a species are capable of holding contradictory, conflicting and frequently mutually destructive thoughts in our skulls at once. It’s basically a defining characteristic and as ever, both a major benefit (allowing complex thought, powerful processing and new ideas) and a crippling hazard (resulting in blocks, self-destructive behaviour, etc). Now, of course, there are specific contradictions that strongly associate with the overtly creative personalities among us – massive introversion alongside bombastic extroversion being one. But perhaps the most important is being analytical and freethinking simultaneously. That tendency is key to the ‘creative mindset’ – which includes us all, as opposed to some different, separate, ‘creative person’, which is nonsense. All people are creative; it’s how we apply and develop it that makes the difference.

 

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mainlining story in 22 rules.

mainlining story in 22 rules. | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it

The rules that make up the Pixar playbook.


Via Mark Strozier
Nat Sones's insight:

Everything we do and say is story. All standard story structures ask the question 'who am I?' and try to make the answer interesting - or we stop caring. The rules here contain some great visuals and a lot of thought-provoking ideas. Go be provoked. 

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Mikaela Zichlin's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:47 AM

#Pixar's secret 22 Rules of #Storytelling to create  engaging plots, touching characters and a #successful #movie 

Darren R. W. Chick's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:16 AM

Through 22 Pixar moments, I'm reminded of Steven Covey's 7 Habits ... do you see the similarities?

flea palmer's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:43 AM

Excellent advice for composing an engaging story from Pixar

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The Future of Data Visualisation | Coffee Spoons

The Future of Data Visualisation | Coffee Spoons | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it

XKCD's take on data visualisation. 

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Funny, sarcastic and right. XKCD's take on data visualisation mocks our obsession with infographics while also using them to illustrate their usefulness. 

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Personality Tests: Modern-Day Phrenology

Personality Tests: Modern-Day Phrenology | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
Companies use personality tests for a variety of purposes, such as employment screening, assessing leadership potential, fostering corroboration and teamwork, and so on.The most widely used is the
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Nice article. In our frenzy to label and code we forget that actually understanding something often takes time, work and willpower. It's not a matter of slapping a postit on something and calling it 'known'. 

 

The point is that while the urge to simplify is natural and usually good, there are things that are complex and cannot easily be reduced; doing so required accepting and understanding the complexity first, not ignoring it. 

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Q & A Section 3: Elements of the data visualization | Ideas Lab

Q & A Section 3: Elements of the data visualization | Ideas Lab | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
Section 3 of 4 for the question and answers on our Visualizing Global Trade project. In this section you'll learn how to interpret the information shown to you and get an explanation of the various resources available in the app.
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Journalists: Now Tableau Desktop is Free For You | Tableau Public

Journalists: Now Tableau Desktop is Free For You | Tableau Public | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
Interesting move by @Tableau to make their desktop data visualisation/exploration tools free to journalists..#datavis http://t.co/fYwEXvETKe

Via Jonathan Tee
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Let's see the data for free! Very bold move from Tableau here.

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Contradictions: we are all creative. We are all contradictory.

Contradictions: we are all creative. We are all contradictory. | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
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There’s a lot of rot talked about creative people – as if we’re a different species. This piece on how ‘creative people’ are full of contradiction is interesting, correct, and nonsense. How’s that for contradiction? Humans as a species are capable of holding contradictory, conflicting and frequently mutually destructive thoughts in our skulls at once. It’s basically a defining characteristic and as ever, both a major benefit (allowing complex thought, powerful processing and new ideas) and a crippling hazard (resulting in blocks, self-destructive behaviour, etc). Now, of course, there are specific contradictions that strongly associate with the overtly creative personalities among us – massive introversion alongside bombastic extroversion being one. But perhaps the most important is being analytical and freethinking simultaneously. That tendency is key to the ‘creative mindset’ – which includes us all, as opposed to some different, separate, ‘creative person’, which is nonsense. All people are creative; it’s how we apply and develop it that makes the difference.

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Let's play: research proves indulging childhood imagination makes us creative later

Let's play: research proves indulging childhood imagination makes us creative later | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
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The more we play, the more we learn. We've known this for ever. But the world of the pretend in childhood - imaginary friends, daydreaming - is now conclusively shown to resurface and inspire adult thinking later on. Let's all daydream: it sorts our minds out and makes us more effective, creative people throughout our lives.

 

We have somehow forgotten that we are wired for play: it's not just 'gamification' - gamification is just a label we put onto this phenomena and tendency to tinker, analyse and model realities. Now, it appears in computing and online gaming - but this is skin deep. We spend longer in 'child' mode than almost any other species for a reason: being children enables us to mentally experiment and form our minds and mindsets. So - again - let's indulge play in everyone, and don't stop your kids pretending to be cowboys any time soon.

 

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Maptia: Where are you at?

Maptia: Where are you at? | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
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Maptia aims to help us to share the way place defines, transforms and reinvents our experiences, and puts into practice the idea that travel broadens the mind(set). For all budding Thesigers, Chatwins and Dalrymples.

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Ology: get interested

Ology is a social network all about your passions.

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A social network built on passion? No, not a dating site, though I'm sure someone's hobby will focus on that. Ology is a sharing site for people who are crazy about one thing or another, for them to share their drive for a subject. In a sense, just a sharing site. But there's a kind of gestalt approach here - perhaps from a collective sharing of obsessions (healthy ones, one hopes) we can cross-fertilise ideas, but also inculcate the idea of focus and passion as a good thing - as opposed to endless middle of the roads, indeterminate and indecisive thinking. 

 

Maybe what the world needs is informed, focused and obsessive passion - across a range of things. That's the secrete, perhaps, of group creativity and therefore answers to complex problems. This is why big brand and other agencies bring in poets, scientists and dancers to talk about big ideas. It's why TED exists. This is just a social application of the same thing. 

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Get high on creativity: turn on TED playlists

Get high on creativity: turn on TED playlists | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.

Via Douglas Eby
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Whatever you think of TED per se, easy access to high-level, flexible and creative (in all senses) thought and practical ideas is a universal good. It suits our distributed, parallel processing way of thinking and addiction to the drugs of distraction. Our brains are wired to respond to relevance, which is why we almost literally get high on things like TED, a good infographic etc. 

 

Now, you can playlist TEDs to effectively download insight as you want it. Hopefully this won't detract from its importance and power. 

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Cyberpunk Author Plans Tallest Skyscraper Ever. Yes, it's a real idea...

Cyberpunk Author Plans Tallest Skyscraper Ever. Yes, it's a real idea... | Creatology: creative thinking in action | Scoop.it
Neal Stephenson's Tall Tower project imagines a record-setting skyscraper that can shoot rockets from the top.
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You have to love Neal Stephenson; his vision has quietly defined the progress of science fiction and the boundary between science fact and fiction for twenty years or so. This is no different. 

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