At the Emmy awards in 2010, Casey Pugh’s Star Wars Uncut won an award. This is an Internet project that invited fans to submit their own versions of their favorite 15-second scenes from the movie. After receiving hundreds of submissions, some made with Legos or pets, and others mash-ups with parodies from the cartoon South… Read More Star Wars Uncut
I’m spending three days in Provo, Utah, where I’ve just completed three guest lectures. 1. “Emergent innovation.” At the Marriott School of Business, to the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy (chaired by the famous Jeff Dyer). Teppo Felin, who runs the orgtheory.wordpress blog, was a gracious host. 2. “Educating for innovation: The learning sciences… Read More Brigham Young University
It was Oscar Wilde in the 19th century who said “Good writers borrow, great writers steal.” Or was it Pablo Picasso, who supposedly said “Good artists borrow, great artists steal”? I tried to track down the original source of this quotation, and I can’t find any evidence that either Wilde or Picasso ever said it.… Read More Good writers borrow, great writers steal
Back in the 1960s, when the pioneering creativity researcher Paul Torrance examined the scores of children on his creative thinking test, he noticed an intriguing trend: The scores declined in fourth grade. Torrance called it the fourth grade slump. He concluded that the rigid and regimented nature of school was reducing children’s natural creativity. Torrance’s… Read More Do schools squash creativity?