1.) "The Global Revolution" by Laura Tyson: Click here to read: "As countries around the world struggle to lay the foundations for stronger sustainable growth in the future, they would do well to focus on policies that encourage innovation. Empirical studies across time and countries confirm that innovation is the primary source of technological change and productivity growth.
1.) "Slowing Down in Order to Kickstart Creativity" by Margarita Tartakovsky: Click here to read: "There are many ways to slow down and spark creativity. We spoke with several artists and authors to get their thoughts on developing creativity by decelerating."
Large fortified bases and vast armies are being replaces with drones – and it’s changing the very nature of warfare.
That’s the conclusion of Dr. Marc Pilisuk, an award winning peace scholar and faculty member in Saybrook University’s Social Transformation program. Writing in the new 2013 issue of “The Peace Chronicle,” the newsletter of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Pilisuk’s article “The New Face of War,” raises questions about what the rise of drones means for both the battlefield and the home front.
1.) "The Kiss' Seen Around the World: Syrian Klimt Street Art Sendup Goes Viral" by Yasha Wallin: Click here to read: "In Syria, more than 50,000 people have been killed since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted in March 2011.
"A Home for Creativity Researchers" by Keith Sawyer: Click here to read: "Creativity researchers don't really have a place we can call home. It's because the study of creativity is interdisciplinary. That's the key take-home message of my 2012 book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation.
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."
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?"
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).
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."