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The Importance of Quick & Dirty ~ Jason Fried, co-founder and president of 37signals, on why ‘The ability to run with scissors is a blessing, not a curse.’ via Inc.com, published April 30, 2013.

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas ~ via FastCo.Design, published May 10, 2013.

Many Parents Push Academics Over Play Which May Harm Kids’ Health  ~ On the critical importance of play…* in life and learning. via Inhabitots, published January 1, 2012.

Want Kids to Become Scientists? Don’t Arrest Them For Experimenting ~ #ScienceIsNotACrime . via GOOD, published May 3, 2013.

Profiling Serial Creators ~  Scott Barry Kaufman on why it’s essential that we continually question and attempt to improve the methods by which we identify, mentor, and cultivate those who are ready and capable of becoming our next generation of innovators. Tragically, we are failing these students, often unknowingly letting them fall between the cracks in an education system that rewards characteristics that dampen creativity, such as conformity, standardization, and efficiency. via The Creativity Post, published May 8, 2013.

Well Designed Schools Improve Learning by 25 Percent Says New Study ~ via Dezeen, published January 2, 2013.

John Dewey’s Vision of Learning as Freedom ~ “The inclination to learn from life itself and to make the conditions of life such that all will learn in the process of living is the finest product of schooling.” via the New York Times, published September 5, 2012

5 Innovation Lessons You Can Learn On The Dance Floor ~ “Through movement we can inspire creativity, deep listening, & cross-generational learning” via Fast Company, published May 3, 2013.

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Things Come (Very, Very) Apart ~ Toronto-based commercial photographer Todd McLellan disassembled 50 design classics for his book: Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living. McLellan’s photographs seek to challenge our disposable culture by making transparent all the things that we regularly throw away. “I hope people think a little bit more about the things they use. Not that people should have feelings for objects, but instead think about ‘reuse and recycle,’ not just ‘use and discard.’ ” via NPR, published May 1, 2013.

10 Playgrounds That Would Put Your Childhood Hangout to Shame ~ From a colorful crocheted alligator, to a surreal, warping jungle gym, to a playground made out of recycled iron drums, here are 10 truly innovative and unusual playgrounds. via Atlantic Cities, published May 7, 2013.

Explaining Complicated Philosophies With Gorgeously Simple Postcards ~ Philographics by Genís Carreras:  Making it easier for us to talk philosophy by removing words & replacing them with pictures ~ via WIRED Design, published May 6, 2013.

Tour Google Moon and Google Mars with Bill Nye the Science Guy ~ via Lost At E Minor, published May 9, 2013.

 

WATCH

The History of Typography Told in Five Animated Minutes ~ via Open Culture, published May 6, 2013.

The Best of Humanity Caught on Russian Dash Cams ~ via Colossal, published May 3, 2013.

Can A New Symbol Make You Better At Math? ~ Math popularizer Rob Eastaway’s ‘Zequals’ sign is a reaction against the learned helplessness that most of us have accepted in our relationship with numbers. via FastCo.Design, published May 6, 2013.

Graffiti Artist Uses Rotten Fruit and Vegetables As Paint ~ Tropical Hungry by Narcelio Grud. Grud scavenged for produce in the streets and created sustainable, organic murals with it. ~ via PSFK, published May 8, 2013.

High schoolers design robotic locker for disabled classmate ~ via GOOD, published May 9, 2013.

Placing Faith in Something Unknown & Finding One’s Creative Potential ~ Brady Sanders’ Something Unknown

Watch this beautiful performance by Brady Sanders set to the music of Arvo Pärt – “Spiegel im Spiegel” and excerpts from Sir Ken Robinson‘s TED Talks. So lovely and so true…* Delight and embrace your unique potential. Happy Tuesday!

“What does it mean to help students discover their passions, develop their aptitudes, and fulfill their potential? It means placing faith in something unknown; investing in our students’ unpredictable potential.”

Brady Sanders on YouTube, published March 13, 2013.

Choreographic Credits: Brady Sanders and Jamie Murphy and Renee Smith of Murphy/Smith Dance Collective

Friday Link Fest {September 14-21, 2012}

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Happy Friday, Rethinkers! Welcome to the second edition of our Friday Fabulosity Link Fest. Hope you’ve all had a great, creative and whimsical week. Here are some of the best articles, talks and images that we shared with you this week. Enjoy and rethink…*

 

On typography…*

ARTICLES

Startups: This is How Design Works ~ A guide for non-designers by Wells Riley. Companies like Apple are making design impossible for startups to ignore. Startups like PathAirbnbSquare, and Massive Health have design at the core of their business, and they’re doing phenomenal work. But what is ‘design’ actually? Is it a logo? A WordPress theme? An innovative UI? It’s so much more than that. It’s a state of mind. It’s an approach to a problem. It’s how you’re going to kick your competitor’s ass. This handy guide will help you understand design and provide resources to help you find awesome design talent. via GOOD.

Tina Seelig: On Unleashing Your Creative Potential ~ Dr. Seelig’s latest book, inGenius: Unleashing Creative Potential, offers insights and tips from a career spent teaching both creativity and entrepreneurship. Jake Cook sat down with Seelig to discuss her own rather unusual career path, the overlooked importance of physical space for big ideas, and tips on how to live a more creative life. via Behance’s 99U.

Creativity & I.Q. What is Divergent Thinking? How is it Helped by Sleep, Humor & Alcohol ~ Right in time for the weekend…* via The Creativity Post, published September 14, 2012.

Why We Need a Universal Language for Creativity in the Classroom ~ If we are to solve for creativity in education, we need a common language that defines what creativity in education means—a set of common values, subjects, and metrics that we can all agree on. See, creativity is inherently a very broad and vague concept—it’s hard to measure. You know when you see it but you can’t define it. Some people feel it is arts, painting, and dance, while others see it as cultivating risk taking, empathy, and design thinking. via GOOD.

 

Traces of ourselves…*

TALKS

Yves Behar: Why Designers Should be in Love with the Process ~ Fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, the creator of the Jawbone headset and the $100 laptop, shares the seven principles that define his unique approach to the design process. His vision is one of “holistic making” in which the designer is involved from beginning to end — from defining the business model to designing the product to manufacturing to marketing. By “being there all the way,” Béhar believes that designers can create great products and accelerate the adoption of new ideas. via Behance’s 99U.

Tips for Thinking Like a Dancer, From Acclaimed Choreographer Wayne McGregor ~ While we all use our kinesthetic intelligence on a daily basis — when we judge the movements necessary to pick up a coffee mug or scoot around a slow walker on a crowded sidewalk — not all of us are conscious of our physical thinking. In this thrilling demonstration given at TEDGlobal, McGregor works with two dancers to bring us into his process of transposing ideas into space and channeling them through different bodies. via TED Blog, published September 14, 2012.

 

 

IMAGES

Underwater Photos that Mimic the Look of Baroque Paintings ~ Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers specializes in creating dreamlike photos of people underwater. Her project Reckless Unbound shows people swirling around one another while wearing colorful outfits. The photos are reminiscent of the paintings of old Baroque masters, who would often paint people floating around in heavenly realms. via Peta Pixels, published September 14, 2012

Infographic: 50 People Shaping the Future of Design~ FastCo.Design highlights 50 people who are shaping the future of design. ‘We think that if you look at the ideas each one of these people represents, you’ll find a broad narrative about how design is changing–how businesses are using design in surprising ways, how our interactions with computers and handheld devices are evolving, and how high-tech processes are working their ways into once-static disciplines.’ via FastCo.Design.

Infographic: An Entire Tome Worth Of Innovation Advice, In One Chart ~ Young San Francisco designer Joey Roth doles out life advice in elegantly letterpressed posters. via FastCo.Design, published September, 14, 2012.

Connected Learning: Equitable, Social & Participatory ~ (Hideous but informative) infographic on Connected Learning. Connected learning is a model of learning that holds out the possibility of reimagining the experience of education in the information age. It draws on the power of today’s technology to fuse young people’s interests, friendships, and academic achievement through experiences laced with hands-on production, shared purpose, and open networks. via. Connected Learning.tv

 

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