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Stuck? Here are some Creative Turn Ons to Keep You Inspired

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”   

As creative professionals, we’ve all experienced creative block at some point. Even the most talented designers and artists can get stuck in a rut, because developing original, engaging designs on a constant basis can be a challenge. Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote above, we’re sharing some of our best tips toturn on your creativity, find inspiration and keep the good 

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Stuck? Here are some Creative Turn Ons to Keep You Inspired

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”   

As creative professionals, we’ve all experienced creative block at some point. Even the most talented designers and artists can get stuck in a rut, because developing original, engaging designs on a constant basis can be a challenge. Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote above, we’re sharing some of our best tips toturn on your creativity, find inspiration and keep the good 

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Creativity vs. Big Data? An Interview with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

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Creativity vs. Big Data? An Interview with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

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Disruption: Climate. Change. a movie about disrupteneurs

A movie about disruption and disrupteneurs . making a change is a venture, its not a solitary event. To succeed, the initiators need the stamina, the courage and the energy to march a distance. This is a great movie because it shows not only the disruption but also the people, the disrupteneurs. 

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Whats wrong with this picture?? 
How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose
Philip Hardin, CEO of YouScience, believes he and his team have developed an innovative approach to helping students develop a focused but highly flexible sense of purpose and direction early on in their education.   They have combined a science of aptitudes and ability with a user-centric online platform to deliver on their mission to help students find a “path that’s right for them.” We talked at length recently about how science and technology can contribute in a significant way to what is essentially a highly personal and subjective issue.
read more from forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrydoss/2014/09/17/how-innovation-can-lead-to-life-purpose/

Whats wrong with this picture?? 

How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose

Philip Hardin, CEO of YouScience, believes he and his team have developed an innovative approach to helping students develop a focused but highly flexible sense of purpose and direction early on in their education.   They have combined a science of aptitudes and ability with a user-centric online platform to deliver on their mission to help students find a “path that’s right for them.” We talked at length recently about how science and technology can contribute in a significant way to what is essentially a highly personal and subjective issue.

read more from forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrydoss/2014/09/17/how-innovation-can-lead-to-life-purpose/

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brucesterling:

http://www.nicolasnova.net/pasta-and-vinegar/2014/9/19/futures-a-short-interview-with-bruce-sterling


"This is the second interview of the series I started last week, based on my recent book about future, sci-fi and design fictions. After Warren Ellis, here’s Bruce Sterling (whose blogging have moved to this wonderful tumblr called ‘Wolf in Living Room’:
"NN: In your opinion, as a science-fiction writer, how to you perceive this difficulty to go beyond the standard visions of "the Future" (from flying cars to humanoid robots)?
"BS: At SXSW 2014 I was on a panel with Warren Ellis, Joi Ito and Daniel Suarez where an interesting atemporal design-fiction issue came up.  We science fiction writers were discussing the problem of inventing something far-fetched, satirical, extrapolative or socially critical and then discovering that it was already commercially available on the shelves of Wal-Mart.  This was immediately called the “Wal-Mart Problem.”
"Atemporally speaking, it’s clearly possible to write a form of "futuristic" science fiction in which all the "sci-fi gadgets" are already real objects in Wal-Mart. …"

brucesterling:

http://www.nicolasnova.net/pasta-and-vinegar/2014/9/19/futures-a-short-interview-with-bruce-sterling

"This is the second interview of the series I started last week, based on my recent book about future, sci-fi and design fictions. After Warren Ellis, here’s Bruce Sterling (whose blogging have moved to this wonderful tumblr called ‘Wolf in Living Room’:

"NN: In your opinion, as a science-fiction writer, how to you perceive this difficulty to go beyond the standard visions of "the Future" (from flying cars to humanoid robots)?

"BS: At SXSW 2014 I was on a panel with Warren Ellis, Joi Ito and Daniel Suarez where an interesting atemporal design-fiction issue came up.  We science fiction writers were discussing the problem of inventing something far-fetched, satirical, extrapolative or socially critical and then discovering that it was already commercially available on the shelves of Wal-Mart.  This was immediately called the “Wal-Mart Problem.”

"Atemporally speaking, it’s clearly possible to write a form of "futuristic" science fiction in which all the "sci-fi gadgets" are already real objects in Wal-Mart. …"

The dark side of disruptive appears in the shape of stupid ideas that kill good things,  gradually and then suddenly.  Same as regular disruption, it starts as a lesser quality product to non consumers..  Stupid ideas can be valuable to populists even if they make very little sense.   This story demonstrates exactly how it happens. 
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How the War on Drugs Killed the McDonald’s Coffee Spoon

According to minutes from the hearing, one PTA representative attempted to make a mockery of the proposed law. “Look at this,” he facetiously told the panel, thrusting a McDonald’s coffee stirring spoon above his head. “This is the best cocaine spoon in town and it’s free with every cup of coffee at McDonalds.”

While the representative’s intention was to deride the anti-drug crusaders’ attack, his stunt fell on the wrong ears — those belonging to former President of the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth, Joyce Nalepka. Though Nalepka left the hearing without a chance to testify, she spent her whole drive home “searching for some way to counteract [the PTA’s] McDonald’s spoon statement.”

Read more from @priceonomics http://bit.ly/1r9oWUf

Seems like priceonomics changed the name of the post,  to The McDonald’s Cocaine Spoon Fiasco


Here is the link 
http://bit.ly/1mmS6it

The dark side of disruptive appears in the shape of stupid ideas that kill good things, gradually and then suddenly. Same as regular disruption, it starts as a lesser quality product to non consumers.. Stupid ideas can be valuable to populists even if they make very little sense. This story demonstrates exactly how it happens.


How the War on Drugs Killed the McDonald’s Coffee Spoon

According to minutes from the hearing, one PTA representative attempted to make a mockery of the proposed law. “Look at this,” he facetiously told the panel, thrusting a McDonald’s coffee stirring spoon above his head. “This is the best cocaine spoon in town and it’s free with every cup of coffee at McDonalds.”

While the representative’s intention was to deride the anti-drug crusaders’ attack, his stunt fell on the wrong ears — those belonging to former President of the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth, Joyce Nalepka. Though Nalepka left the hearing without a chance to testify, she spent her whole drive home “searching for some way to counteract [the PTA’s] McDonald’s spoon statement.”

Read more from @priceonomics http://bit.ly/1r9oWUf

Seems like priceonomics changed the name of the post, to The McDonald’s Cocaine Spoon Fiasco Here is the link http://bit.ly/1mmS6it

http://partpic.com/ won the Accenture Disruptive award for developing a technology that helps ordering replacement parts via pictures. 
take a picture of the part you need and technology will tech you from there. no more storage managers searching in catalogs or using their memory to identify that bolt you need to finish your project. 
should this work, its one step further to eliminate warehouses as we know them. 
Disrutpteneur says, congratulations and good luck! 

http://partpic.com/ won the Accenture Disruptive award for developing a technology that helps ordering replacement parts via pictures. 

take a picture of the part you need and technology will tech you from there. no more storage managers searching in catalogs or using their memory to identify that bolt you need to finish your project. 

should this work, its one step further to eliminate warehouses as we know them. 

Disrutpteneur says, congratulations and good luck! 

No Innovation Without Migration: Do Places Make People?

Emerging research validates that “where” entrepreneurs start is as important as “what” they start-up. … Is your existing start-up community sprawled about, fragmented and disconnected? How is your city dismantling “scarcity mentalities” that hinder the “collision density”* required to sustain a vibrant entrepreneurial culture? … *Collision Density: as the density of people increases, interactions (collisions) increase. These collisions lead to unplanned idea exchanges, which increases innovation.

Commentary: 

This question is part of an disruptive innovation platform That me and the Band  http://www.powthinkband.com/ are designing at present. 

part of the answer lies in the inherent restlessness of immigrants, which is like the entrepreneurs (or better… Disrupteneurs) restlessness. this state is already situation outside the comfort zone, in a position of proof and establishment. so yes.. Migration is good for your innovation, 

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Just hanging out with my friends..  Is this gonna be the image for the ancient argument…  Hey if the sofa and go play with your friends outside? 

For better or worse, young people are obsessed with technology. (Yuya Shino/Reuters)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/18/why-kids-probably-dont-need-an-actual-digital-sandbox/?utm_content=buffer12bf4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Just hanging out with my friends.. Is this gonna be the image for the ancient argument… Hey if the sofa and go play with your friends outside?

For better or worse, young people are obsessed with technology. (Yuya Shino/Reuters)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/09/18/why-kids-probably-dont-need-an-actual-digital-sandbox/?utm_content=buffer12bf4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer