Stop Trying To Be Creative

Christie Aschwanden for FiveThirtyEight Science

Most creative geniuses don’t start with a specific goal and follow it through with deliberate practice, said Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Instead, they maintain an openness to discovering whatever arises.
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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The Week's Links: July 24, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

  • Brain Freeze: The Tasty History of Popsicles . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents | PBS owl.li/PTFIq
  • Patience, Timing and Some Luck in New York Prisoner’s Account of Escape owl.li/PRoRZ
  • Lewis Carroll’s Classic Story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Told in Sand Animation owl.li/PTFEZ
  • Smithsonian Takes a Giant Step with Its First Kickstarter Campaign to Fund the Conservation of... owl.li/PRbUH
  • Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself owl.li/PTyh9
  • In honor of all the train troubles. What Penn Station used to look like will make you weep with longing owl.li/PTFZC
  • This is the world's longest running science experiment owl.li/PTy9t
  • Beautiful and super detailed. Star Wars looks beautiful reimagined as 17th-century Japanese prints owl.li/PR8VW
  • ◉ Looking for Problems Makes Us Tired owl.li/PKB1y
  • The Adweek Creative 100: America's Most Inventive Talent in Marketing, Media and Tech owl.li/PQFUo
  • International Pop Stars American Audiences Might Have Missed owl.li/PQZmG
  • NASA Releases Simulated Flyby Animations of Pluto’s Mountains and Plains Taken From New Horizons Images owl.li/PQyH2
  • Understanding Art: Cezanne's The Large Bathers owl.li/PRbRi
  • The Most Beautiful Illustrations from 200 Years of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales owl.li/PQVEG
  • Creativity Top 5: The Week of July 13 - July 17, 2015 owl.li/PQUDy
  • The Rich History of Soviet Photography, Told in 18 Images owl.li/PQxcs
  • ◉ Rethinking Ballet owl.li/PKAzZ
  • A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More owl.li/PQcXr
  • 30 Creatives Whose Smart, Funny and Innovative Work Keeps Advertising Interesting owl.li/PQx0B
  • The Most Recognizable Voice in New York - The New Yorker owl.li/PLzx9
  • 10 Things We’ll See in 10 Years owl.li/PQwV2
  • The Exoskeletons Are Coming An Iron Man Suit for Factory Workers | MIT Technology Review owl.li/PLzcy
  • Let A Famous Architect Teach You How To Build The Perfect Sandcastle owl.li/PQyya
  • The Argument Against 5-Year-Plans: You Can't Stay Adaptable Without Room to Change owl.li/PQlsn
  • The Evolution of Chuck Jones, the Artist Behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Other Looney Tunes Legends: A Video Essay owl.li/PQkW5
  • Love this. Neil Gaiman & Famous Friends Read Aloud the Entirety of Coraline (and The Graveyard Book Too) owl.li/PLmmn
  • ◉ The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things owl.li/PKAvn
  • Watch the Very First Feature Documentary: Nanook of the North by Robert J. Flaherty (1922) owl.li/PLlGm
  • The 321 Books in David Foster Wallace’s Personal Library: From Blood Meridian to Confessions of... owl.li/PLmex
  • ◉ Polite Robots Show Glimmer Of Self-Awareness - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/7/21…
  • The password sharing economy owl.li/PLknQ
  • This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature owl.li/PLlVS
  • The four shades of introversion owl.li/PLkch
  • The Storied History of the Most Expensive Picasso Ever Auctioned owl.li/PLvaS
  • Watch Stewart Brand’s 6-Part Series How Buildings Learn, With Music by Brian Eno owl.li/PLlQ4
  • Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format owl.li/PLlK0
  • Fantastic. Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments owl.li/PLihK
  • ◉ On Stress and Inner Voices owl.li/PKAmB
  • Rare Photos of Pablo Picasso Painting with Light owl.li/PLd0B
  • The Ethics of Digital Design owl.li/PLi55
  • 13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity owl.li/PL3qR
  • ◉ Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • ◉ The New Audience: John Lasseter - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/7/20…
  • The 11 Types of Trendy Graphic Design Paul Rand Hated | AIGA Eye on Design owl.li/PLgDQ
  • Interesting mix of ad & storytelling. Watch Horror Maestro Eli Roth Murder Some Social Media Celebrities On Snapchat owl.li/PQGBT
  • On shadows and silhouettes Austin Kleon — On shadows and silhouettes  bobbycaputo:... owl.li/PKJ2G
  • How Pantone Colors Your World - Issue 26: Color - Nautilus owl.li/PLglC
  • How to Avoid Miscommunications & Email Like a Real Human Being99u.com/articles/50990…
  • The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling - The Atlantic owl.li/PKIr2
  • Don't Compare Your Hustle to Their Highlight Reel owl.li/PKuZF
  • How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators owl.li/PKifa
  • Some great quotes. John Lasseter on Pixar owl.li/PKu9D
  • TED Playlist 9 TED Talks to inspire smart conversation owl.li/PKi0E
  • Reanimation: how John Lasseter fixed Pixar and made the brianiest cartoon ever, Inside Out | The Times owl.li/PKs61
  • Google's Algorithm for Happiness at Work and in Life | Big Think owl.li/PKhNs
  • Watch all the Emmy-nominated commercials in one place owl.li/PKrtJ
  • I’m a legally blind photographer. And I think my low vision actually makes my art better. owl.li/PKIUE
  • The Square Kilometre Array: radio silence in Western Australia for most powerful telescope in... owl.li/PKij4
  • Astronomers Have Already Made Shocking Discoveries About Pluto owl.li/PIRXI
  • How the legendary Chuck Jones became a great artist owl.li/PIRUO
  • Why we love the hermits. The Eternal Mystery of the Reclusive Writer owl.li/PIhjf
  • 167 Theremin Players Perform Beethoven owl.li/PIyew
  • This is your brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford researchers are taking notes owl.li/PF2wG
  • The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father owl.li/PIs3J
  • Teenagers Who Don't Get Enough Sleep at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems - Scientific American owl.li/PF2g3
  • A Scream Is the Same in Every Language owl.li/PIoRI
  • Map Visualizes International Cyber War Happening In Real Time | The Creators Project owl.li/PISaQ
  • What a difference a word can make: How a single word can change your conversation owl.li/PIjeV
  • The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation - The Atlantic owl.li/PF2bR
  • What That Campaign Logo Is Really Saying: A Design Critique owl.li/PF1W3
  • ◉ First and Final Frames owl.li/Pyc61
  • Where Will the New Horizons Probe Go After Pluto? owl.li/PEsuc
  • The History of Creepy Dolls owl.li/PEZOx
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: The World's Most Unusual and Beautiful Maps owl.li/PErmz
  • 93 Films Beloved by Stanley Kubrick: From Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) to Ron Shelton’s White Men Can’t Jump (1992) owl.li/PEC14
  • What Causes Sunburns? owl.li/PEg2A
  • Love this. The Fourth Wall: A Rare View of Famous European Theater Auditoriums Photographed from the Stage owl.li/PEBJi
  • Flash is officially more trouble than it’s worth. Here's how you can kill it now. Flash. Must. Die. owl.li/PEBrL

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Polite Robots Show Glimmer Of Self-Awareness

Popular Science

The robots were programed to think that two of them had been given a “dumbing pill” that would make them unable to speak (actually just a button that silenced them). However, they didn't know exactly which two of them had been silenced. When the robots were asked to answer which two had been given the pill, all of them tried to respond: “I don’t know.” Since only one was actually able to utter the words, it heard its own voice and recognized it wasn't among the two who had been silenced. That robot then responded: “Sorry, I know now. I was able to prove that I was not given a dumbing pill.”
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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The New Audience: John Lasseter

Academy Award winner John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, at the Academy event "The New Audience: Moviegoing in a Connected World."

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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