Titus Tscharntke Blue Varnish Oil Painted Old Wood

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Three Picks in April

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What has inspired Age of Artists in April? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

The word creativity was invented in 1926. But does creativity exist at all? Maybe extraordinary solutions come from ordinary people doing ordinary thinking? Learn more about “The End of Creativity”.

However it´s not the end of ideas, but sometimes there is a low tide.

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Keynote at the Alumni Conference of the German Foundations Academy

Dirk Dobiéy Event, News, Society Leave a Comment

At Age of Artists we are interested in discovering how and what humans or individuals may learn from art, in order to bring about change in society. Change that, in our view, is urgently needed. That’s why it is very important to us to engage with key players in driving social change. This week we had the opportunity and pleasure to speak at the alumni conference of the German Foundations Academy (Deutsche Stiftungsakademie).

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Sebastian Terfloth Semperoper at Night

“Those who work professionally, need Criticism.” -Interview with Ingolf Huhn

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Theater director Ingolf Huhn knows the requirements for modern leaders from his personal experience. The function of the director combines and contains multiple responsibilities: economic, organizational, and especially artistic. But how do you create a trusting culture of feedback when you are solely responsible? “Those who work professionally, need criticism. They need criticism in terms of feedback. That’s the only way it works. For me it is difficult to get honest feedback by the ensemble.

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Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park No. 131

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Five Picks of the Month

Dirk Dobiéy Business, News Leave a Comment

What has inspired Age of Artists in March? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Our Top Five Picks of the Month:

“Artists can illuminate truth, offer transcendent experience in a far too literal world, challenge us to feel, and connect us to our common humanity”. 6 success stories about collaboration between artists and organizations from the Guardian.

But which artistic ways of thinking and methods do fit the needs of economy and organizations?

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Age of Artists at the DMI Design Management Conference Europe & Intersection 15

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Event, News Leave a Comment

Design to Align is the motto for this year’s combined DMI Design Management Conference Europe & Intersection 15 that take place April 28th – 30th in Berlin, Germany. At Age of Artists we are very much looking forward to contributing to a great event by leading a master class, an interactive and collaborative learning format introducing and discussing our findings on how to learn from creative disciplines for better outcomes in business and society.

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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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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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Picture taken from newspaper page, Sächsische Zeitung, Tuesday January 6, 2015, page 5

“What turned us into humans was the invention of art.” 2014: The birth of Age of Artists

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Education, Interview, News, Organization Leave a Comment

When opening our local newspaper yesterday I was positively surprised to read the sub headline of an article announcing a new German volume of National Geographic about how thinking came into the world. The headline said: “What we are today we do not owe to handaxe or fire: What really turned us into thinking humans was the invention of art.” After reading the full article which was mainly about early mankind and cave painting I started to reflect on our first year with Age of Artists.

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Initial A and a New Year's Wish 1483
"Initial A and a New Year's Wish", German. 1483, woodcut, Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art

New Thinking for Generation A: Our 2015 Outlook

Dirk Dobiéy News, Organization 2 Comments

Learning from art is instrumental for modern organizations as they prepare for the long-term future, and for individuals engaged in this task. We are excited to start the second year of Age of Artists, and to further pursue our mission to learn from creative disciplines and apply our findings to create better outcomes for business and society.

Organizations in a global, digitized, networked experience economy want complexity reduction, innovation leadership, and superior customer experience.

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