these are the posts tagged ‘creativity’:

my dip

it’s been so hard lately to do some of the things that i like the most – like writing or taking pictures. things that should be easy to do because… well, i am in china! there are lots of things to write about and an infinity of things to portrait, but for some reason or another, the results always look so mediocre to me. i know i can do better than i am currently doing, and the fact that i am not doing these things good enough just seems to bring me down.

and then some weeks ago i stumbled on this short clip from ira glass (from this american life radio show) giving advice on story telling and it really hit home to me, especially because it sounds true for most creative work.

so what i am trying to do right now is figuring out what i want to do next. exploring possibilities and producing more, giving myself assignments, even if the result is not so good – just pushing me to keep going and stop whining about stuff.

one day my work will be as good as my ambitions.

“frank sent this”: a talk on children, education and creativity

i said it before, i don’t usually link to videos. in fact, i rarely watch them on other people’s blogs too. but this is presentation is just too important not to. here’s what ted says about sir robinson presentation:

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize — much less cultivate — the talents of many brilliant people. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: “If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk, please stop whatever you’re doing and watch it now.

do that. several times.