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The Creativity of Dual Process "System 1 Thinking

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The Secret of Creativity? | How Your Brain is Hardwired to Create - Mind Openerz

The Secret of Creativity? | How Your Brain is Hardwired to Create - Mind Openerz | Creativity | Scoop.it
What is the Secret of Creativity?A topic often discussed among the spiritually enlightened, scientists, hippies, (Mind Openerz http://t.co/p2F2bBORBO)...
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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR | Creativity | Scoop.it
In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?

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Rainbow Bridges EFL Materials's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:25 AM

Lehrer discusses switching activities when at a loss creatively, altering the workspace to promote creativity, and how creative insights build on reflection on the work of others--all things that can apply to the EFL classroom. Audio from NPR, 8 min.

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9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity

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Innovation is work, not magic
SUMMARY: Innovators and creative types are simply people who know how to work hard to turn ideas into reality, say nine creative types who were interviewed. "[T]he creative process ... isn't some mystical fairy dust and twinkly lights that only happens to special people if all the stars are aligned. It's work," artist Jolie Guillebeau says.

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6. Forget perfection, and find the “magic threshold.”

Guillebeau used to spend 30 to 60 hours perfecting one painting. So when she started her painting-a-day project, she was terrified that her work would suffer. To combat her fears, she adapted a story from Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

In that book they tell the story of a pottery class where half the students are graded on the quantity of the pieces they make– no matter what the quality, at the end of the semester all of their work would be placed on a scale and if the work weighed more than a certain number of pounds they’d receive an A. The other half of the class would only be graded on one single piece — they didn’t have to create anything else that semester. Of course, the first half not only created more, but the work they made was better than the half who spent dozens of hours perfecting the one single work. I decided this applied to my own work as well.

Today, she still creates the best painting she can. But instead of perfection, she strives for a “magic threshold where I love it, and I’m happy…[A]t a certain point I have to let it go and hope that the quantity of my work will also improve the quality.”
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Damn You Art School...or Drama School...or Voiceover Training School! Cool Online Productivity & Creativity Resource Finder

Damn You Art School...or Drama School...or Voiceover Training School! Cool Online Productivity & Creativity Resource Finder | Creativity | Scoop.it
Apps, tools, and resources creative professionals use to improve Productivity and Creativity.

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Sirenetta Leoni's curator insight, May 11, 2013 11:48 AM

...or any creative or performing arts school where they teach you the art and the craft, but the business end...not so much...

 

In recognition of the fact that freelance creative types may not always be up-to-speed on some of the excellent apps out there available to them, here's a valuable new site created for creative professionals that points you to many of the best and most popular online apps, tools and resources that can help you improve your productivity and creativity.

 

It's split up into various categories, but many of the resources are the same across categories. For example, graphic artists and voice actors alike would probably find a list-management app like Evernote handy, and everyone needs an accounting system, hopefully.

 

We'd encourage you to explore the site. You may be surprised to find resources for things you may be looking for, but didn't know there were apps for, like finding just the perfect font or color palette for your new website.

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SCAMPER a creative thinking technique

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How to use the SCAMPER creativity technique to come up with new and different ideas and creative thinking based on the work of Alex Osborn and Bob Eberle. (SCAMPER a creative thinking technique - How to use the SCAMPER creativity...
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SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for:

Substitute.
Combine.
Adapt.
Modify.
Put to another use.
Eliminate.
Reverse.
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Be More Creative: Keep the Channel Open - The Creative Mind

Be More Creative: Keep the Channel Open - The Creative Mind | Creativity | Scoop.it
Creative expression is not just about outside tools, but actually being an instrument oneself. The greater the access to ourselves, the more creative we can be.

 

Martha Graham famously said, "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

 

"And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost."


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lightbulb's comment, May 12, 2013 3:15 AM
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep yourself open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open.

No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
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Top 15 Finger Drawings – A New Dimension for Creativity | Best Design Tutorials

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10 Creativity Tips From J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler

10 Creativity Tips From J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler | Creativity | Scoop.it

J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler shares 10 rules for creative success.

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The artist is in. | TED Playlists | TED

The artist is in. | TED Playlists | TED | Creativity | Scoop.it

Why create? Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks.


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