We Never Think Alone

Here’s a wonderful new book, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone. The authors, professors Philip Fernbach and Steven Sloman, argue that it’s “a misunderstanding of knowledge” to think that “it goes on between our ears.” What really sets human beings apart is not our individual mental capacity. The secret to our success is… Read More We Never Think Alone

What Will We Do After AI Takes Our Jobs?

Christopher Mims predicts that artificial intelligence will increasingly put white collar, professional workers out of work. That means people who blog. ūüôā Muriel Clauson, of Singularity University, says “Education is often touted as the answer to the skills gap, but it is generally a blunt instrument.” She recommends this system: First, break down every job… Read More What Will We Do After AI Takes Our Jobs?

Sawyer keynote at IDEAS conference in Calgary, Canada

I just delivered the keynote address “Educating for Innovation” at this big event in Calgary, with teachers, school leaders, education professors, and policy types: After the keynote, I did a breakout session where I shared my research on¬†how art school professors teach. Then, I asked the audience¬†to work in small groups to apply these practices… Read More Sawyer keynote at IDEAS conference in Calgary, Canada

Inventology: a new book by Pagan Kennedy

Creativity researchers have shown that serendipity plays a big role in creativity, and that¬†serendipity is more likely to happen¬†when you seek out new experiences and become more aware of¬†what’s going on around you.¬† My 2013 book ZIG ZAG¬† is filled with creativity advice based on this research. One of my chapters is called “LOOK: How… Read More Inventology: a new book by Pagan Kennedy