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."
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.
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..."
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
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.
Last week, Amnesty International launched an innovative digital tool that connects people to a global conversation on poverty, social transformation, and human rights.
Respect My Rights is an online platform that aims to engage and inspire educators and young people to learn about and take action against the human rights violations and abuses that deepen and drive poverty.