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Where the idea is born and why

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:

The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking. Read the full story.

But where do ideas actually come from? An entrepreneur describes at the long road to his big idea. Find out about the auspiciously milestones Relentless Brainstorming, Guided Culling, Seeing What Sticks, Gut Check and Conclusion. Read about his arduous journey and what he compares his Idea with. A litte hint: It´s not the kiss of a muse.

Have you ever heard about the expression “The Crit”?  No? Then don’t try to look it up in your books because the word “crit” is not found in the dictionary, and is not used in normal conversation. But for students in art school “crit” means the critique session, in which a student’s artwork is formally evaluated by a group of faculty and students. A student presents his work, and the group responds with feedback. Read more to find out how visual artist and musician Kurt Ralske describes the potential benefits of crit, as well as its dangers.

Carsten Knoch, Management consultant and business ethnographer, published an article about the case study at his blog and discusses if ethnographical research is able to influence business and how. Knoch assesses that media likes the idea of social scientists applying their skills to business (usually in consumer research) because it is titillating to imagine that someone could observe our behaviour and understand our motivations. He delineates four Case Studies from Adidas, Intel, Lego and an American Bank. Get some insights into his work.

If you are interested in architecture stay at and read more about the biography of  ”Starchitect” Frank Gehry. Maybe you know some facts about the work and life of the Canadian-born American architect. But Fast Company promises 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Gehry. Find out.

What inspired you in November?

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