~ Creativity and Career ~
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Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies - far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity - are ignored or even stigmatized. Robinson champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Where do good ideas come from?
This is an excellent video in which Stephen Johnson demonstrates some of the stages that we go through when getting creative ideas..
Infinity Miles Per Gallon: Art Haines and the Solar Car
Want a solar car? Mechanical designer Art Haines, of Maine, built one from scratch with the help of high school students. If they can do it, why can't Detroit?
Howard Rheingold: Way-New Collaboration
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain
The inside story on transcending the brain, with film director David Lynch; John Hagelin, Ph.D., the quantum physicist featured in "What the bleep do we know?"; and Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director, Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition.
Steve Jobs talks about Microsoft
An old favourite of mine: a younger Steve Jobs speaks about Microsoft. Watch out for his classic delivery of the line, "for the most part." Enjoy!
From Picasso to Dylan, this 1990's promotional film from Apple Computer gives glowing recognition to all those who have marched to their own drum and in doing so, left the world a different place. We can each do the same.