Stephanie von Becker SAFI

Inside the Time Capsule with Musician SAFI

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SAFI is a musician and eponym of the same-named band; the band’s work can be identified somewhere between punk and poetry. After a graphic design education in Halle and Leipzig, and various jobs in that area, SAFI’s dream to become a full time musician became more urgent and she decided to concentrate on that genre while continuing to work as a graphic designer.

Because of her concerts and meetings with clients far away from her hometown of Berlin, she told us that to “work on the fly” is one part of the creative process.

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Art of Innovation: London and Berlin Workshops

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“When it’s time for something different it has to be different”, says Age of Artists member Stephanie Barnes. Together with Phil Dodson and Doug Shaw, kindly sponsored by Herman Miller, Betahaus, and The Wesley Hotel Stephanie is co-facilitating a series of interactive and practical organizational and personal development workshops: The Art of Innovation.

Innovation and creativity, powerful skills we need for differentiation purposes in business, and to which we are attracted as humans.

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Alexa Sirbu Beneath the Waves

Where Ideas Come from and how Creativity can Improve our Wellbeing: Our links of the Month

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For this months edition we found some articles in the world wide web, about creativity and the ability of learning with, and from it.

Starting with the youngest age, read an article the Guardian has published about children’s “natural creativity and curiosity” and how it is being destroyed by our so called modern school systems. “In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled.

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Wolf Jeschonnek

“If you only start looking in a niche, the solutions are not so extensive.” – A talk with Wolf Jeschonnek concerning the potential of FabLabs

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Deutsche Version unten / German Version below

Young, dynamic, international are some of the descriptors that instantly come to mind as soon as you enter the FabLab in Berlin: typical Berlin. However, this would not be accurate because Berlin’s FabLab is only three years old, making it even younger than many other FabLabs that are to be found in large cities all over Germany. Most of these FabLabs deal with 3D-printing and Laser technologies,  but for what purpose?

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Artistic Intelligence: How Art Inspires Innovation

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SAP’s Alumni Network  has published on their news center as well as on their global intranet an article about Artistic Intelligence: How Art Inspires Innovation.  Author Andrea Schmieden concludes “Age of Artists doesn’t focus on actual works of art, but rather on the artistic approach to producing creative and original results. Put this in business terms and the connection becomes clear: It’s about innovation and how we can evolve our creative potential to deal with new and complex challenges.” Please access the full article here.

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Ludger Brümmer

„The Moment of Surprise Always Adheres to Creativity. You Get Surprised by Yourself.” Interview with Composer Ludger Bruemmer

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Composer Ludger Bruemmer was one of the first of his generation who turned towards digitally produced acoustic-electronic music. He is one of the pioneers of a music genre that is beyond growth and several transformations. Did he know that already when he started? “Artists are always associated with the present. The reception is in the past. This means that art, or what we understand as art, is always art of yesteryear.

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Michael Atavar Various Books by the Author

The Unconscious is the Real Magic of Creativity: Interview with Michael Atavar

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Michael Atavar is Artist and Creative Consultant. He works with individuals and businesses, helping to solve professional problems, using creativity as a key. He is the author of four books, most recently ‘Better Magic – How To Have Creative Ideas In 24 Steps’.

Age of Artists: What is the science behind your new book ‘Better Magic’? And what is the real magic?

Michael Atavar: Rationality is important – data is useful, especially in business, but my book takes a different approach and explores the irrational as a source of ideas.

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Leonard da Vinci Plan of Imola

About losers, thieves and the last job on earth: Our links of the month

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This edition of our links of the month focuses exclusively on fantastic video content from various sources. Sure, they are not brand new but even if you’ve seen them already — It’s very nice to see them again. We tried.

“Maybe we all need a reminder that every success story is incomplete without its difficult chapter.” Nice Video Essay by Adam Westbrook about hard work and a loser: Leonardo da Vinci

Meet Alice, holder of the last recognizable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.’The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business section.

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Marshal Hedin Braided Roots

Educating mind and heart

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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:

Last month was all about education. “STEM to Steam” It´s not left brain or right brain... is the headline of Greg Watts article. He is the dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas and writes about his thoughts on the focus on STEM too: “Many of us are familiar with the educational focus on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as the STEM disciplines.

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