Your imagination is the preview to life’s coming attractions.
— Albert Einstein
7 – week seminar that I am teaching – check out class materials, resources, and student submissions!
Meditation and Creativity (science)
creativityfinalessay – “Confucius and the Inner Playground: Implicit Theories of Creativity in East Asia”
a cross cultural comparison of implicit theories of creativity in the West (America, Europe) and East (China, Japan, Korea), and understanding how Confucian principles influence these factors. Written by me for a seminar on creativity taught by Shelley Carson
PRISE (Program for Research in Science and Engineering) Presentation (8/5/12): Meditate to Create
Chinese Youth Entrepreneurship & Service Leadership Conference (8/13/12):Differences in Perception of Creativity in the East and West
Boston Youth Leadership Conference (8/27/12): Creativity and How to Think Differently
On Shelley Carson’s 7 modes of Creative Brainsets (inspired by her book: Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life)
Creativity and Water (crystallized, liquid, vacuous creativity)
VS Ramachandran: “3 Clues to Understanding Your Brain“ he doesn’t make the full link at the end, but what intrigues me is that he mentions the same brain area twice – the fusiform gyrus – in relation to the “face recognition” area as well as the “synaesthesia hotspot” (metaphorical thinking, etc.) It is also the area that is much thicker in humans!
“The Neurons that Shaped Civilization” – Ok, the “Gandhi Neuron” thing is soo sickkk. The fact that once you paralyze your own arm you perceive anyone else’s touch directly as your own has HUGE philosophical implications.
Ken Robinson: “Schools Kill Creativity” — every teacher, every parent, everyone really, should watch this. It’s about how our school system is based on ideals from the Industrial Era and how ADD/ADHD is probably a sick (not the good kind) phenomenon. For more on “latent inhibition” (relates to ADD/focus) and creativity, check out the article section.
Elizabeth Gilbert: “Nurturing Creativity” — I love how she addresses creativity vs. ego, and also the creative muse (how this “muse” may be the subconcious, or maybe not. Regardless of who or what it is, it’s part of some continuum and your mind needs to show up and play it’s part. That’s all)
Roy Horan: “The Heart of Creativity” — I find his message a little unclear here. Ultimately, I think what he’s trying to get at is that gratitude is the key to creativity because it makes you pay attention to the details with a new perception, it also opens and relaxes your mind up to form connections.
Science and the Arts Go Hand-in-Hand: alludes to the fact that the skills and freedom of mind developed in the arts carry over to the sciences, and the diminishing art programs throughout the country is contributing to the unlearning of creativity