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Creativity and Listening

Creativity and Listening

Everyone seems to agree that listening is important. On Amazon you’ll find loads of books about it. In fact, the web is overflowing with sites and articles about listening. There are 21-step programs. 13-step programs. 9-step programs. 6-, 5- and even a 4-step program (for those aspiring listeners, I assume, who are pressed for time). […]

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Milton Glaser on Embracing Failure

Milton Glaser on Embracing Failure

  Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser discusses the difference between the fear of failure in professional life versus fear of failure in our personal creative development. On the professional side we fear the disapproval of others and the possible financial consequences that can result.  On the personal side we fear the knowledge that we might not […]

Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard

Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard

My friend Andy gave me a call last night and asked if I wanted join him downtown at the Waverly to take in Jean-Luc Godard’s 2010 movie, “Film Socialisme.” I hadn’t seen Andy in a while, hadn’t even been out to the movies in a while. So I took him up on the offer. The […]

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“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control

“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control

A few years before his death in 2004, Charlie Rose interviewed Henri Cartier- Bresson at his home in Paris. For years, Carier-Bresson had already been recognized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, having produced an uncanny amount of photographic masterpieces. Rose was curious as to how Cartier-Bresson went about his work. “What’s the […]

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Does a brain quirk foster creativity?
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Does a brain quirk foster creativity?

Here’s an fascinating article from Imprint magazine about the connection between synethesia and creativity.

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Creativity and Contradiction

Creativity and Contradiction

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores creativity and contradiction in this recent article in huffingtonpost.com. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman In the CNN.com article “The confusing legacy of Michael Jackson,” Todd Leopold discusses the perplexing combination of seemingly contradictory traits displayed by […]

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