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Gardeners and Actors at the Desk

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in May:

What our most innovative thinkers have in common isn’t what you’d expect. That caption attracted our attention for sure. The article 4 Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers  published at the OBSERVER says: “Originals are nonconformists—people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them,” Mr.

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Frédéric Glorieux Rue du Paradis

Art in Leadership, Politics and Startups

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in March:

Charles Eisenstein, Author and Speaker received an email from a student at an elite law school about Rhinos. On his blog he quotes it in full, because in his opinion, it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. He writes: “When we know what it is like to be them, we will be far more capable of disrupting the narratives that scaffold our world-destroying machine.

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Naturally gifted and continuously formed

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in February:

Dustin Timbrook, artist and creative director at Red Brick Strategies spoke at the TEDxHuntsville Conference about creativity. Watch the video to hear his thoughts about why or why not our world would be better off without artists.

At the Insight in Person podcast from January, the editors from Kellogg Inside ask: Why are business leaders turning to the arts — from storytelling to jazz ensemble, Argentine tango to tap — for insights into how to do their own jobs better?  

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Sebastiano Lazzari. Trompe l'oeil still life

Insights and Perspectives

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in January:

A great example of an effort to bring artists and engineers together to exchange and to jointly develop ideas this month comes from Bosch. The global Player is connecting technology and creativity at the new research campus in Renningen. Watch them explain the new office concept, how it encourages innovative ideas and supports cooperation:

Cheryl Conner, entrepreneur and communications expert from Salt Lake City, says that more than ever, authentic communication is vital to business.

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Anonymous. Artists and calligraphers at work.

To look beyond one’s own nose

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in December:

What makes some scientist more creative than others? Various studies have examined this question. In 1878 the first Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry J.H. van´t Hoff proposed that scientific imagination correlates with creative activity outside of science. And several other laureates concur with van´t Hoffs approach.

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Gustave Courbet L'atelier du peintre

Where the idea is born and why

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:

The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.

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Touch Points: How Business and Other Disciplines can Learn from Art

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Education, Insights, Organization 0 Comments

Over the centuries many touch points between art and business or other disciplines have been described and explored to various degrees. At Age of Artists, we deal with those connections that are reported to lead to better outcomes in business and society. This is what we have found so far:

  • Representation, branding, and social responsibility
  • Work-life-balance and community building
  • Artistic intervention and Artists in Residence
  • Teaching Artists and/or Arts-Based Learning
  • Art-based principles, practices, and processes at work

Representation, branding, and social responsibility.

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Studio Leadership: Creating an Environment for Creativity

Kirsten Gay Business, Insights, Organization 1 Comment

Eric Schmidt, former CEO and now Executive Chairman at Google, once put it this way: “Let’s be clear about what we are claiming: As business becomes more dependent on knowledge to create value, work becomes more like art. In the future, managers who understand how artists work will have an advantage over those who don’t.[1] Philippe Rixhon, a leader at the junction of arts, business and technology, also comments that “many business sectors would benefit from adopting some of the theatre world’s basic creation practices related to innovation leadership.

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

BITKOM-Leitfaden: Intelligente Maschinen verändern die Arbeitswelt

Thomas Koeplin Business, News, Organization, Publication 0 Comments

Mit dem Leitfaden “Kognitive Maschinen – Meilenstein in der Wissensarbeit” legt BITKOM eine Publikation vor, die einen Einblick in die Einsatzgebiete intelligenter Maschinen gibt und die Dimensionen des Wandels in der Wissensarbeit des Menschen aufzeigt. Dirk und ich hatten Gelegenheit, einen gemeinsamen Beitrag zum Leitfaden beizusteuern: “Der künstlerische Mensch als Gegenstück und Ausgleich Künstlicher Intelligenz”. Der Titel lässt schon vermuten, dass es einen starken Bezug zu den Standpunkten und Erkenntnissen von Age of Artists gibt.

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