I first met entrepreneur and video-maker Gaspard Bonnefoy while we were finishing our master’s studies in Montpellier. Back then, I remember rushing off to find an internship in a big company that would provide me the opportunity to start my career. Gaspard, meanwhile, was turning down a permanent job offer from the company where he had completed an apprenticeship, and was planning to set off on an exciting quest to understand how culture influences musical creativity.
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.
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 March:
Charles Eisenstein, Author and Speaker received an email from a student at an elite law school about Rhinos. On his blog he quotes it in full, because in his opinion, it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents face. He writes: “When we know what it is like to be them, we will be far more capable of disrupting the narratives that scaffold our world-destroying machine.
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 February:
Dustin Timbrook, artist and creative director at Red Brick Strategies spoke at the TEDxHuntsville Conference about creativity. Watch the video to hear his thoughts about why or why not our world would be better off without artists.
At the Insight in Person podcast from January, the editors from Kellogg Inside ask: Why are business leaders turning to the arts — from storytelling to jazz ensemble, Argentine tango to tap — for insights into how to do their own jobs better?
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.
Age of Artists met with Professor Reckwitz, a leading expert on sociology and culture in Berlin and asked the scientist, among other things, whether it is at all possible and necessary to create something new.
For Reckwitz, it is important to start by clarifying what “new” actually means: “Modernity, or late modernity is a culture that puts a lot of emphasis on the notion of novelty. In my book, I distinguished between three different forms of the New.
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We are pleased to announce the release of our research essentials on how to develop a culture that grows and nurtures creativity and innovation – on an individual and organizational level.
This document represents a condensed version of our research and an invitation for dialogue and exchange. Our investigation was realized between October 2013 and July 2015 and continues on.