Saturday, November 17, 2012

Signposts and Guides for the Creative Life

This week I thought I'd offer something a little different.  I occasionally watch TED programs online, short 15 to 20 minute talks on all kinds of subjects.  I find the presentations thought provoking, often absolutely fascinating.  A friend recently suggested this one with Beau Lotto who shares his work with kids and science.  He has found that kids can make some great contributions to science because of their ability to play, coming in with fewer preconceptions than most adults.  He says, "Play is one of the only human endeavors where uncertainty is actually celebrated.  Uncertainty is what makes play fun."  This ability to play is an important component of most creative work.  Take a look when you get a chance and see what you think.  Does it make you look at your materials with new light and energy?  What does it stir up for you?

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