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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Sabine Schaefer Studio TopoPhonien 1992

The Idea of a Spherical Shape of Time – Interview with Installation Artist Sabine Schaefer

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Imagine yourself a career where you play in a rock band as a teenager before starting an apprenticeship in a bank. Being a qualified bank employee only causes you one problem: You don’t feel challenged enough. So why not mastering the entrance examination at the music conservatory in Karlsruhe to become a pianist and music teacher?

Well, this career exists and marks just the beginning of Sabine Schaefer’s journey that continues further today.

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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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Ernst Haeckel Pedigree of Man

Workshop ‘Der Springende Punkt’ – Achtsamkeit und Medienkompetenz durch Code und Sinnlichkeit

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Dienstag, 15. November 2016, 15 -19 Uhr, Nancy Spero Saal zum CYNETART FESTIVAL 2016 im FESTSPIELHAUS HELLERAU, Dresden

Smartphones, Computer, Tablets – digitale Geräte durchdringen heute alle Lebensbereiche des modernen Menschen. E-Mails, Blogs und soziale Netzwerke – sie alle beanspruchen ständig unsere Aufmerksamkeit.

Wie gelingt uns eine digitale und physische Co-Existenz? Was ist der Schlüssel für Aufmerksamkeit und Achtsamkeit im Umgang mit digitalen Technologien? Wie können wir Übersetzung zwischen Realitäten gestalten?

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Gustave_Courbet Le Désespéré

Seminar: Crisis as a Requirement for Inspiration: Designing Business by Using Artistic Methods

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When stuck in a crisis, some might resign or some might cry in despair. But the crisis can be fruitful by examining tension between possibilities and imagination. Everyone who seeks to develop ideas can use crisis as a chance and motor for inspiration.

Sandra Schürmann is founder of the non-profit organization Projektfabrik. Assisted by her co-workers, actors and trainers for social art Beata Nagy and Hans-Ulrich Ender, they will use the power of acting in order to generate and overcome an intended crisis.

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Workshop: Act Deliberately and Creatively by Sharpening your Perception 

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The perception of different aspects and details on an individual as well as on a collaborative level is a success component of modern working environments. By perceiving we can ask questions in a different way or we can ask totally new questions – perception is a basis and requirement for exploring new options and challenging complexity.

In this workshop you will learn how to notice, train and work with your perception in an open-minded way under conduction of journalist and writer Christiane Enkeler

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Seminar: Video Storytelling – Moving Pictures as an Effective Communication Tool

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Everyone who would like to communicate in a smart way to his or her customers, employees or other people shouldn’t ignore the possibilities of video content. To reach audiences through building a quick and intense relationship and by communicating content faster and more effectively, you need three things: knowledge about filming as a creative process, the capability to tell stories and some minimal technical skills. It is no longer necessary to spend a lot of money for complex technologies as it has been in the past.

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Seminar: The Miracle of Making Mistakes – Learn from Artistic Processes how to turn Mistakes into Inspiration

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Workaday life in modern times is marked increasingly by complexity, dynamics and uncertainty. This causes a higher risk of failure or to be wrong. In this seminar you will learn how to use mistakes as a tool for unexpected solutions.

Artistic processes considers errors and failing as a space of possibilities. Creatively dealing with errors leads to new ways and competences and it supports your personal development as well as innovation processes in organizations.

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Rembrandt van Rijn A Young Scholar and his Tutor

Raising Kids During Exponential Times

Dirk Dobiéy Education, Insights 0 Comments

I just came across a nice blog post about raising kids during exponential times by Peter Diamandis. Diamandis, who I have not met yet, is a Greek-American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur known for being the founder of the X Prize Foundation and the co-founder of Singularity University. It is probably fair to say he is more into science and technology than into art.

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