andrewducker + creativity   68

Procrastination as a voice in your head
Also applies to coding, cooking, or anything else you worry about doing "wrong"
art  creativity  procrastination 
august 2015 by andrewducker
Alan Kay's reading list
If you want to understand everything, here is a good place to start.
books  education  learning  toread  creativity 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Artistic tendencies linked to schizophrenia gene
Kéri examined a gene involved in brain development called neuregulin 1, which previous studies have linked to a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia. Moreover, a single DNA letter mutation that affects how much of the neuregulin 1 protein is made in the brain has been linked to psychosis, poor memory and sensitivity to criticism.

People with two copies of the neuregulin 1 mutation – about 12 per cent of the study participants – tended to score notably higher on these measures of creativity, compared with other volunteers with one or no copy of the mutation. Those with one copy were also judged to be more creative, on average, than volunteers without the mutation. All told, the mutation explained between 3 and 8 per cent of the differences in creativity, Kéri says.
science  creativity  brain  psychology  genetics  schizophrenia 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Rapid Thinking Makes People Happy
The bit on varied versus repetitive thoughts is fascinating.
psychology  neuroscience  brain  happiness  depression  creativity 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Daily Routines
How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days
writing  work  productivity  creativity  organization 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace
An interview with one of the leads from Pixar. Fascinating to see how they view the world.
education  video  collaboration  pixar  creativity 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Participation culture, creativity, and social change
Fascinating video lecture on the changing culture and lifestyle that comes when people stop being an audience and start creating things themselves.
society  video  culture  web2.0  creativity 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus
Fascinating article on social lubrication and the changes in how we spend our "free" time.
collaboration  community  creativity  culture  economics  future  history  ideas  internet  technology 
april 2008 by andrewducker
Scientists unravel what makes us creative
Well, they find more information about the part of the brain associated with it
music  science  creativity 
march 2008 by andrewducker
What Kind of Genius Are You?
Interesting piece on different kinds of creators and how they reach their peaks differently
creativity  innovation  psychology 
july 2006 by andrewducker
The Problem With Brainstorming
Momus talks about why brainstorming - once the forefront of creativity, now feels constraining to him. With interesting viewpoints on masks and anonymity on the internet
creativity  ideas  identity  internet  brain 
march 2006 by andrewducker
Musings on writing and collaboration
Thoughts on sharing backgrounds and collaborative worldbuilding
gaming  writing  creativity  collaboration  livejournal 
may 2005 by andrewducker

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