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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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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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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Artful living: Be balanced now and acquire skills for the future

Dirk Dobiéy Education, Insights, Society 0 Comments

What all art genres have in common is they support the emergence of a skill set that is desperately needed in the Information Age. But what are those skills? It is European educational policy to emphasize the development of transversal skills. Examples of transversal skills are the ability to think critically, take initiative, problem solve and work collaboratively–all needed to equip individuals for today’s varied and unpredictable career paths. Transversal skills can also be called cross competencies or generic skills.

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Marty Neumeier

Ten Ways to Jumpstart Creativity (by Marty Neumeier)

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Recently Age of Artists spoke to author and thought leader Marty Neumeier. Marty authorized us to re-publish one of his most successful recent blog posts about ten techniques to improve both the quality and the frequency of new ideas:

How do we get ideas? Do they just come to us? Or can we go out and get them? Creativity is an unnatural act, a difficult skill that requires courage, insight, imagination, and perseverance.

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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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Marty Neumeier Meta Skills

From Mega to Meta: Marty Neumeier on relevant skills in the digital age

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Insights, Interview 0 Comments

The other week, my friend Vincent Matyi recommended a DMI Webinar where Marty Neumeier shared his thoughts on what he calls “Meta Skills”. Sounds somewhat familiar, but what are Meta Skills again? Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, many might respond who live in Silicon Valley like Marty does. However, it’s not Mega, but Meta Skills he referred to in his talk, which according to Marty are: Feeling, Seeing, Dreaming, Making, and Learning.

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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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Rethinking Education: Age of Artists Contribution to Publication by the Access to Culture Platform

Dirk Dobiéy Education, Insights, News, Organization, Publication 0 Comments

The Access to Culture Platform under the leadership of ENCATC has published – in the context of the structured dialogue with Member States and the European Commission – a compilation of essays with the title: Rethinking Education– Empowering Individuals with the Appropriate Educational Tools, Skills and Competencies, for their Active Cultural, Political and Economic Participation in Society in Europe and Beyond.

The aim of this Publication is to foster critical debate, stimulate innovative thinking and publish contributions written by academics, research experts as well as a broader set of practitioners organizations, artists and people working in the cultural and education policy field.

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