We are supposed to look people in the eye; allowing ourselves to be studied. Continue reading Studying the alternative
My latest jigsaw is proving harder than anticipated. I did what was expected of me; separated out the edge pieces first to build the frame. I was taught that if you look after the edges, the centre will take care of itself. A completed frame creates reference points for building the image.
Often, there are no distinguishing marks on a group of pieces. When this happens, you can use their shape to work out which goes where. Often, there is only one right fit.
Not this time.
This time, I can’t rely on shape. The pieces are too similar.
This time, I think I will have to … Continue reading When what we thought no longer works
The opportunity for creative insight increases when we encounter new and unexpected experiences, so claims a documentary I saw recently.
I’m onboard for new experiences, but why would the unexpected make a significant difference?
This is the last in a short series of posts triggered by … Continue reading Unexpected creativity
It is said that insight is the movement from the known to the novel. It’s called divergent thinking, and the scientists have developed a test for it.
You are given a brick – a house brick. In one minute, how many new uses for that brick can you think of? Continue reading Bricked creativity
Some people are easily distracted. Mid sentence, the topic shifts. Something new has come into view. A song obstructs the train of thought. Creative insight might thrive on unexpected connections, but it is hampered by distractions.
This post is another in a short series capturing key points from a recent … Continue reading Bubbling creativity
This post is building on my recent ponderings about creative insight. It’s a selection of posts summarising a great documentary I saw but my Mum missed – Horizon’s “The Creative Brain: How Insight Works”, broadcast recently on SBS. So far, I’ve written about the way creative insight is … Continue reading Connected creativity