Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Creativity and Innovation, 2/2013

02/20/2013

1.) "50 Most Innovative Countries" by Bloomberg.com: Click here to read: "When you think about the most innovative countries, the U.S. and South Korea often come to mind. But what about Iceland or Iran? How do they compare? Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top 50."

Continue Reading

Creativity and Music, 2/2013

02/13/2013
Leonard Bernstein | NPR

1. ) "Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors" by Shankar Vedantam: Click here to read/listen: "Have you ever wondered whether music conductors actually influence their orchestras? They seem important. After all, they're standing in the middle of the stage and waving their hands. But the musicians all have scores before them that tell them what to play. If you took the conductor away, could the orchestra manage on its own?"

Continue Reading

Creativity and People, 2/2013

02/13/2013
Keith Yamasite | 99u.com

1.) "Keith Yamasite: The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams" by Behance: Click here to read: "When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure?

Continue Reading

Upcoming conferences, 2/2013

02/11/2013

1.) 10th Biennial International Conference Expressive Arts in the Winds of Change/ Las Artes Expresivas en los Aires de Cambio will take place on  March 14-17, 2013 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Berkeley, California, U.S.A. It will be c o-hosted by John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).

Continue Reading

Creativity and Business, 2/2013

02/11/2013

1.) “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Artists” by Tim Leberecht: Click here to read: "Andy Warhol knew it all along: "Good business is the best art." And lately, a number of business thinkers and leaders have begun to embrace the arts, not as an escapist notion, a parallel world after office hours, or a creative asset, but as an integral part of business -- from the management team to operations to customer service."

Continue Reading

Creativity and Writing, 2/2013

02/06/2013
From Harvard Business Review

1.) "The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals" by John Coleman: Click here to read: "Wallace Stevens was one of America's greatest poets. The author of 'The Emperor of Ice-Cream' and 'The Idea of Order at Key West' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955 and offered a prestigious faculty position at Harvard University. Stevens turned it down.

Continue Reading

Creativity and Education, 1/2013

01/30/2013
by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

1.) "Top 10 Skills Children Learn in the Arts" by Valerie Strauss: Click here to read"You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obses

Continue Reading

Enhancing Creativity

01/23/2013
99H by Behance

1.) “7 Creativity Tips from a Top Mathematician” by Hillary Harkness: Click here to read: "As an undergraduate, I studied calculus and physics; when I became an artist, I remained fascinated with the question of what artists and mathematicians can learn from one another. That's why I wanted to talk with mathematician Steven Strogatz, the New York Times columnist and author of the new book, The Joy of X..." 

Continue Reading

Creativity Journals, 1/2013

01/23/2013

1.) Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre: “Coreopsis is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to humanistic scholarship in the arts of sacred performance in areas of interest that include - but, are not limited to - ritual studies, liturgical considerations, musicology and composition, dance, folklore, mythology, historical research, theatre arts (including technical aspects), mythopoetics, ethnography and selected areas of psychology, brain science, neuraesthetics, cybernetics and the science of thought, shamanic studies, and consciousness.&rdqu

Continue Reading

Creativity and Writing, 1/2013

01/22/2013
Maya Angelou

1.) "13 Famous Writers on Writer's Block" by Emily Temple: Click here to read: " The philosophy behind NaNoWriMo is pretty simple: get the words — 50,000 of them, to be exact — on the page. But what if you experience that dreaded writer’s block while you’re chipping away at your “Great Frantic Novel”? Never fear, you’re not alone.

Continue Reading