Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa (from Metris Arts Consulting) in Creative Placemaking (PDF), a white paper published by the National Endowment for the Arts on the role of arts and culture in urban planning, livability, and economic development.
Showing 6 posts tagged creativity
"￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Subjects regarded as making important contributions to creative thinking include art and music, but science and mathematics also score highly." —Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe has released Creativity and Education: Why it Matters, a new study that sheds light on the role of creativity in career success and the growing belief that creativity is not just a personality trait, but a learned skill.
MoMA curator Paola Antonelli on responsive objects and post-digital age design in Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects
Robert Root-Bernstein in “The Art of Innovation: Polymaths and Universality of the Creative Process,” a wonderful article on artists who study the sciences, scientists who study the arts, and a third group that integrates both — in the International Handbook on Innovation.
Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity.
Dan Goods talks about working with NASA/JPL as Visual Strategist. Dan is an example of a creative person with a background in art and design working in the field of science. His goal is to make experiences for people to experience science. There’s a funny segment at the beginning of this video where he lists the normal steps for getting a job with JPL and then the ‘alternative path’, which is how he got in.
I’ve been working on my literature review for my thesis. Dan’s work relates directly to research I’ve conducted on creativity and innovation where the arts merge with science. It’s been enjoyable reading Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Creativity, and David Edwards’ The Lab. I also feel like I could spend the entire month overloading ideas into my head with TED Talks. They’re definitely “ideas worth spreading.”