This blog is intended to explore philosophical issues related to meaning, creativity, and imagination.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tim Brown on Creativity and Play

Another TED talk!

Designer, Tim Brown believes that designers [you and me] need to know how to transition in and out of play. He talks about divergent thinking and convergent thinking. In the divergent mode we need to learn to be more playful while in the convergent mode we need to be more serious. being able to move between those modes is really quite important. You can be both serious and, at times, playful.

We need trust to be able to be playful and we also need it to be serious. He also talks about going for quantity, building with your hands, and doing role play.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Amy Tan on Creativity

In the last blog creativity was associated with belief. The Novelist, Amy Tan delves deeply into her beliefs about how her creativity has developed.

How do you create something out of nothing? She goes back to the fundamental question of, "How do I create my own life?" By thinking about her role in all of it she considers "luck and fate, coincidences and accidents, God's will, [and] the synchrony of mysterious forces."

Monday, January 2, 2012

Creativity starts from a belief.

Creativity starts from a belief watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D1c8wggrr8&feature=youtube_gdata_player