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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Sharon Molloy

Keeping an Open Mind: Interview with Artist Sharon Molloy

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“When I think about artistic attitude the first thing that comes to my mind is to be open,” says Sharon Molloy, professional artist. She was born and raised in the U.K. but started travelling when she went to art school near London, at the Winchester School of Art. It was from that point onwards that she would expand her world and learn the importance of keeping an open mind. We interviewed Sharon Molloy to understand how her creative process is informed by science and process and to learn how things she has learned in her creative practice can be incorporated into the activities undertaken by organizations.

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Laura Kuch

Fehler als kreatives Prinzip: Interview mit Laura Kuch auf Deutschlandradio Kultur

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Den falschen Film für den Oscar nominiert? Sicher ein Fehler aber nicht so schlimm meint die Künstlerin und Age of Artists Mitglied Laura Kuch im Interview mit Deutschlandradio Kultur. „Man könnte aber auch aus einer ganz anderen Perspektive da mal draufschauen und könnte sagen, da ist ja was ganz Ungewöhnliches, was ganz Überraschendes passiert, etwas, was in Erinnerung bleibt und sich eben auch abhebt von dem sonst so perfekten oder makellosen Ablauf in so einer Oscar-Verleihung.“ Allenfalls ein Schlamassel also.

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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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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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An Impulse in Everyone to Say Something that is Different – Interview with Edgar Schein

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Edgar Schein is author and former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has made substantial contributions to the fields of organizational development and organizational culture. For people interested in understanding how companies really work, Schein’s model of organizational culture developed in the 1980’s represents a major piece of the puzzle, and influenced generations of professionals dealing with organizational transformation and change – including ourselves. Less known but not less exciting, Ed Schein has also thought about the relevance of art to other elements of society like business or government, and why managers should learn about it.

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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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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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