1.) "If the 1% stifles New York's creative talent, I'm out of here" by David Byrne: Click here for article: "I'm writing this in Venice, Italy. This city is a pleasantly confusing maze, once an island of fortresses, and now a city of tourists, culture (biennales galore) and crumbling relics. Venice used to be the most powerful city in Europe – a military, mercantile and cultural leader. Sort of like New York."
1.) California Arts Council: The California Arts Council provides a list of videos that spark creativity. Check them out here.
2.) TED's playlist: TED's playlist is called "The Artist is in."Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks. Check them out here.
BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies. Click here for more information.
Saybrook University is proud to announce that the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Creativity has been selected as an “Outstanding academic Title” by the American Library Association.
The selection was made by “Choice,” an ALA publication that serves as a resource to those in higher education. Less than 10 percent of the over 7,000 works considered are given this distinction.
Widely seen as the outstanding sourcebook for specialized information about creativity in all its aspects, The Encyclopedia of Creativity, now in its second edition, is edited by Dr. Mark Runco and Dr. Steven Pritzker, both internationally recognized experts in the study of creativity. Dr. Pritzker also serves as the Director of the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University, perhaps the premier program in the field.
Diana Rivera is a third year student in the Masters to Ph.D Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University. She is currently working on her Master's Thesis.
Tell us a little about your background.
I am a performing artist with extensive training and professional experience in acting, writing and producing for theatre. I wrote and produced shows while I lived in San Francisco. I also use to produce visual art and entertainments events (film festivals, award programs, exhibits). At this point, I do a lot of creative writing--children’s stories, scripts for TV and film concepts that I may or may not produce in the future. I love to create collage art. Professionally, I also provide professional development coaching to creative professionals.
What made you decide to apply to the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University?
The MIC Conference 2013 will be held September 29 to October 1, 2013 in Bologna, Italy. The event will be held in conjunction with the celebration for the Marconi Prize 2013, the top international award for inventors in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, promoted by the Marconi Society.
1.) "The Experts: How Should Leaders Spur Innovation?" by Rosebeth Moss Kanter: Click here to read: "Leaders should get rid of the innovation stiflers—too much bureaucracy and hurdles to go through, unwillingness to support proposals unless they're sure things or loading people with so much work that they barely have time to think, let alone envision something new.