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This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity
It’s common practice for many of the world’s most successful people to intentionally direct the workings of their subconscious mind while they’re sleeping.

How?

Take a few moments before you go to bed to meditate on and write down the things you’re trying to accomplish.

Ask yourself loads of questions related to that thing. In Edison’s words, make some “requests.” Write those questions and thoughts down on paper. The more specific the questions, the more clear will be your answers.

While you’re sleeping, your subconscious mind will get to work on those things.
sleep  creativity  writing  psychology 
june 2017 by juliusbeezer
How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off - NYTimes.com
So what does it take to raise a creative child? One study compared the families of children who were rated among the most creative 5 percent in their school system with those who were not unusually creative. The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules, like specific schedules for homework and bedtime. Parents of highly creative children had an average of fewer than one rule.

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports.

Even then, though, parents didn’t shove their values down their children’s throats. When psychologists compared America’s most creative architects with a group of highly skilled but unoriginal peers, there was something unique about the parents of the creative architects: “Emphasis was placed on the development of one’s own ethical code.”

Yes, parents encouraged their children to pursue excellence and success — but they also encouraged them to find “joy in work.” Their children had freedom to sort out their own values and discover their own interests.
education  creativity  children 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
6 tips for taking creative criticism | Education | Creative Bloq
He shared some important advice on using criticism as fuel for your creative process. Here are some of Deakin's top tips...

01. Get opinions early
02. Listen hard
03. Don't take it personally
04. Don't take it as gospel
05. Adjust and repeat
creativity  writing 
january 2016 by juliusbeezer
How to terrify terrorists | The Only Sure Weapon
We know screaming abuse at a woman wearing a niqab on the street, or vandalising a mosque, is an abhorrent reaction.

So then all I have is this:

If you make music keep making it. Make more of it.

If you write, write more, publish more, speak more.

If you make or watch film, or theatre, or dance, or comedy, or any other form of performance, it’s now more important than ever.

However you live, from your sexuality to the way you dress, celebrate it.

Like every group that delights in public violence, those who planned the attacks on Paris are scared not by the power of governments, but by the potential of people. Worried by our tendency to think, to make things, to be creative, to welcome and evaluate theory.
writing  blogs  creativity  music  arts  politics 
november 2015 by juliusbeezer
Get a Life, PhD: Daily Writing: How Prolific Scholars Do It
"Group No. 3 – the forced writers – agreed to a strict accountability plan. They scheduled five writing sessions a week for 10 weeks, and kept a log of creative ideas to write about. To ensure they would write every day, whether or not they felt like it, the members of this group each gave Boice a prepaid check for $25, made out to an organization they despised. If they failed to write in any of their planned sessions, Boice would mail the check. Result: The forced writers produced an average of 3.2 pages a day and one creative idea each day.
I first heard about this study in 2006 from Kerry Ann Rockquemore. When I saw the results, I was convinced I wanted to be in Group No. 3. I have been a daily writer ever since, and recently submitted my fifth book manuscript for publication."
But did anyone want to read what they had written?
writing  creativity 
december 2014 by juliusbeezer
afasici papuasia | This is not capitalism, this is something worse
There’s a kind of ‘innovation’ that is actually quite close to routine, and the hacker class does that too. It’s the new ad campaign, the new wrinkle on the old technical process, the new song or app or screenplay. But the big qualitative leaps are much harder to subordinate to the reified, routinized forms of labor.

The ruling class of our time, what I call the vectoral class, needs both these kinds of hack. The vectoral class needs the almost-routine innovation. The existing commodity cycles demand it. As our attention fades and boredom looms, there has to be some just slightly new iteration of the old properties: some new show, new app, new drug, new device.

What is interesting at the moment are the strategies being deployed to spread the cost and lower the risk of this routine innovation. This is what I think start-up culture is all about. It spreads and privatizes the risk while providing privileged access to innovation that is starting to prove its value to the vectoral class, whose ‘business model’ is to own, control, flip, litigate, and – if absolutely necessary – even build out new kinds of intellectual property.

The other kind of hack, the really transformative ones, are another matter. To some extent the vectoral class does not really want these, no matter what the ruling ideology says about disruption. Having your life disrupted is for little people. The vectoral class doesn’t like surprises. Its goal is to come as close enough to a monopoly in something to extract rent from it.
copying  creativity  politics  zizek  business 
december 2014 by juliusbeezer
Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the Digital Age | Brain Pickings
Goldsmith echoes legendary designer Charles Eames, who famously advised to “innovate only as a last resort”
writing  creativity  literature  poetry  internet  text 
february 2013 by juliusbeezer
Why Google’s "20 Percent Time" Isn't Stemming Its Brain Drain | Fast Company
[Google's 20% rule is not enough it seems]

But now comes word that Google is contemplating launching an in-house incubator, where some of the company’s smartest smarty pants will get to work on their own inspirations full-time. According to the New York Times, the idea is one of several the company is considering to combat the recent exodus that is seeing some employees leave to either join faster, nimbler startups, like Facebook, or to start their own companies.
google  creativity 
december 2010 by juliusbeezer

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