Tagged With "creativity"

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Re: Positive and negative effects of imagination

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
http://butterflyeffect.hoop.la...1-456308404136523913 Taryn Gendron wrote this post on the Science of Imagination, the two of you appear to have similar fields of interest, maybe it you should talk to each other
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Re: Positive and negative effects of imagination

Actually, me and Taryn are a group. We are studying imagination. We just post separately because in the future we may work on independent projects.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Wow! That's a really cool view point on imagination. What comes to mind for me is dreaming. When I'm dreaming I've always experienced that specific feeling you mentioned of not being wrong, no matter what. Everything that happens while I dream is right,because I define the universe of my own dream. I know this is straying off your topic a bit, but I'm super interested in how dreaming does or doesn't contribute to the development (and degradation!) of imagination. Have you come across...
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
I never thought of imagination like that, in the sense that we grow out of it due to the education system telling us that being incorrect is the worst thing. You mentioned that the imaginative parts of school are not being treated the same as the academics. Just a thought, but what if they are being treated the same, in the sense that, in both, we are afraid of being incorrect. I've noticed that quite a few people are nervous about having the "wrong" type of creativity, or an imaginative...
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Wow. I've been thinking about this for a while; it's cool to have it been put into words.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Former Member ·
Thanks for all the input everyone, you guys bring forward some really interesting thoughts!
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Yes i tend to agree with you,you can observe that when one first introduces his or her idea that looks awkward people tend to laugh but later realize that it was senseful.
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
some people are afraid of making mistakes hence hindering their creativity .we are suppose to accept our weaknesses for us to progress in life
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I thought that creativity come thorough education .and according to your way of observation it is opposite to my way.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel - perspective is important remember. Maybe for you, inspiration and creativity is spurred from all the things you learn in school, but that's not necessarily true for everyone. I love that you brought that up though. I hope Megan and Taryn incorporate your views into this.
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
ON my opinion creativity is all about your likes and what u love.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I really couldn't imagine how imagination is really helpful in enhancing our creativity. I think that you guys are right since also here in Kenya students are more subjected into the academic world therefore we always tend to be afraid to do the wrong thing......but I would also agree with Taylors comment because I also think some people are afraid to imagine things or be creative this is because they are afraid that theirs would be of much less significance than the others.I wish you all...
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
Many people always think that having the most loved idea means you are correct but at times its wise to courageously bring up your ideas or opinions on things you wish to without shying off.Mistakes are to be corrected though during a group meeting we had yesterday someone said that mistakes can at times be celebrated.Being able to express your creative ideas takes courage in which case most people lack.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Jessica, i think i bumped my head and now i changed my mind,creativity does not come through education but education come through creativity,people like Steve Jobs with Apple,Michael Dell with Dell gadgets,Bill Gaits with software,Richard Bradson with virgin group of business;they all are college dropouts,dropped out to venture into creative business of techs,William Shakespeare was not so good in learning but emerged to be great man in the history of the world!
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

That's an interesting point Samuel. I think we're all excited to see what research Megan and Taryn do!
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Re: Science of Imagination

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Imagination seems like something you can't quantify, but this this research seems to come close to it, which I find very interesting. You mentioned the line, " Our findings move us closer to understanding how the organization of our brains sets us apart from other species." Have you been able to find any studies where a similar process was applied to another species?
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Re: Science of Imagination

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
you might find these studies interesting. They conducted some tests of jazz musicions performing improv in MRIs and parts of their prefrontal cortex actually shuts down. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/.../Pages/02_26_08.aspx https://www.psychologytoday.co...he-prefrontal-cortex
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Re: Imagination (and creativity)

Interesting research! Your post suggests that imagination is uniquely human, but do you think other animal can imagine too?
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Re: Imagination (and creativity)

Megan Courtney (Alumni-LFAS) ·
That is very true Delaney. Now that you mention it, in the Ken Robinson's book 'the Element' he explained that other animals can imagine as well, just not to the same extent as humans. For example a in an article I found called 'What separates us from animals' by Thomas Suddendorf, which described how animals are able to imagine on a basic level. For example monkeys such as apes appear to use their imagination by "thinking (think) about hidden movement" and "showing (show) signs of pretense...
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Re: Imagination (and creativity)

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
This is really interesting. I've always firmly believed that creativity is not just limited to the arts, as so many people are inclined to think, but to maths and sciences as well. I wonder if the process of creativity is a different process for people who are more creative in mathematical and scientifically ways, as opposed to people who are more creative in the arts. With math and science, there are formulas and you have to work within the laws of the universe. With art, there aren't...
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Re: Imagination (and creativity)

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
wow!wonderful research.Am also dearly interested to know whether also animals do imagine and think critically,for instance please get to know which animal do think critically,and which one does not.
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Re: Burn 1

Boneace Chagara (Mentor) ·
These are very profound thoughts, very incisive indeed. I agree.
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Re: Creativity- Metamorphosis

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
wagwan i like your project first because i actually love dancing as my hobby i think you can also look at the demerits of dance in human fitness you can also take some videos and photos as you dance. Anyway i like your project and i look up to your next project
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Re: Broaden your thinking- Creativity vs. The Pacific Gyres

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Hi Juolin, this is really a very interesting research. I really love the way you are presenting the idea of creativity in your presentation. I however think that it would be important if you corrected the few grammatical errors in your presentation. Good luck
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Hi Juolin! I absolutely love how passionate you are about your choreography! I loved how you described the "sparkles of surprise" that you experienced while planning your routine, and how your life has been completely changed because of the inspiration that you have found. I also love how, for this piece, you've chosen a unique, organic approach to represent something that you found important. It's a rare thing to find a person so passionate about their craft, and I thank you for sharing...
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Re: Creativity: Crystal Pite vs. Kevin Ashton

Hi juolin. I find this really interesting the inspirational message in the content just keeps someone reading more and more the part on everybody has equal potential to be a creator may also be termed in other terms like everyone can do more than expected of him or her and more true to say attitude drives innovation I think i will look for that book it is really inspirational and i think it will help me in my disability project too. But do you really think leaders were born the way they are...
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Re: Creativity: Crystal Pite vs. Kevin Ashton

Takako Liu (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hi Juolin! I really like the idea that inspiration can come from action - I've never thought about it that way. Often times we are told that it's the other way around, and that we need a motive and a plan in order to be successful. It's encouraging to know that good can also come from uncertainty and doing things just because we feel like it. I think your post also addresses the issue of laziness (for me anyways). I spend a lot of time sitting and waiting for inspiration and ideas to come,...
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Re: Creativity: Crystal Pite vs. Kevin Ashton

Hey Juolin! I love the message that you're discussing in this post! Many people, when thinking about what creativity is, imagine some protige with genius ideas and genius ways of executing those ideas. Few people think about how creativity is largely based on hard, gruelling work, and a passion for their craft. This is an extremely important discussion that I never even thought of having! Great job! I look forward to reading more of your work! Good luck!
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Re: Creativity: Crystal Pite vs. Kevin Ashton

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
To answer Moses's question. I do believe what make people creative and innovative are bass on their work effort. Although some people may be a bit more given comparing to others, however what make them successful is not their talent but their hard work. Thank you for the comments guys. You are saying some interesting thing up there. TakacoI, I totally agree with you about laziness, and procrastination. People often find excuses for themselves avoid hard tasks, and most of the time we are not...
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Re: Creativity: Crystal Pite vs. Kevin Ashton

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Hi Juolin This is a very interesting research. I like the way you are bringing out the idea of creativity in your post. I think it would be important if you included some videos and pictures in your research. All the best
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Awesome stuff Juolin! It is great to see you so passionate with something seemingly so simple as telling and creating a story through movement. I definitely agree with you being interested rather than interesting. If you try too hard to look good, it can end up falling flat, whereas if you choose pathways that invigorate your sense of curiosity, you don't even have to think about the performance. It just comes naturally. Where will you go next? Will you talk about the "spark" that precedes...
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow this is actually amazing! What an incredible thing It must be to be so fully consumed with something. I can tell how in love you are with this topic just from reading this post. I wonder how the path to organic and original ideas differs from person to person. It is a very difficult thing to break down those walls of routine and find something that you truly feel connected to. I found the bit you said about needing to practice creativity for hours before something happens very...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking 1 - Education Systems to Creativity

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best) ·
Hey Juliana, These two topics are interesting to think about and what you said is very true. I believe that doing things outside of school, like playing a sport or instrument or being in an art class, can not only release some creativity but also releases a lot of stress and can help balance your mental state so that in school you are able to focus and not feel as though you are drowning in stress. A question that popped into my mind after reading this is, how might creativity help in...
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
Juolin! This is so amazing! Its so wonderful to read about how passionate your project makes you! I love the concept of working on being interested rather than interesting, I find within my own work (wether it be in choreography or butterfly) I'm far too concerned with making my piece look good or sound smart that I loose track of what really matters. Thank you for creating this post and putting me back on track I can't wait to see where your research takes you.
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
Hi Lee,am happy for in our in your progress and help to see you come with something worthwhile. It is true as you placed,I add by saying"a winner is just but a losser who tried more than once"
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
Hi Lee,am happy for you in your progress and hope to see you come out with something worthwhile. It is true as you placed it,I add by saying"a winner is just but a losser who tried more than once"
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Re: Creativity: My personal experience as a choreographer

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Hi guys thank you so much for being exciting with me! It really mean a lot seeing all this commons! They make me happy and even more excited!!! To answer Evan's question, I am planning on continuing to explore and update my process of creating the dance piece. I want to even include some of the video we took during rehearsal (after getting permission from my dancers). I believe actually seeing the piece is much more powerful than reading about the piece (however I also believe it's important...
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I think you are correct when you state that creativity is something that you can learn (or re-learn, depending on your point of view), but I think that creativity, like any other trait, is something that some are gifted with higher potential than others. To answer your question, I was not born very creative at all; in fact, I shared similar traits as many kids who have been classified as "autistic". I would often sort my possessions in some order or another, like biggest to smallest or A-Z.
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hey you two, Pretty interesting! Hmmmm yep i think i know the Ted Talks you guy's probably watched. It is pretty surreal on how the society has been formed. Of course schools have their good points, but then again it all comes down to you to push yourself out from the standard A, B answers and make a C for Creativity. Learning to be creative is one part but being able to do it and act upon to form the mindset of being creative is a point as well. As for what's you guy's will be going onto...
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Hey Emily and Jess! Your work is really really interesting and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it so far. Looking into whether or not women really are more creative than men is very interesting, and you guys made some great points in that during some key times in our world's artistic history, men seemed to be the only relevant artists. So when/how did this cultural shift occur? Here's another TED Talk for you guys I found that I think could be really helpful:...
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Hi Emily and Jess! I agree with you in saying that if we don't use our creative muscles, they don't work/stop working altogether. I know the school system is a huge instigator of the stifling of creativity, as we all know that sports are viewed as more important than the arts. I also think the media is a huge destroyer of creativity. A recent ad ran and in it, it proudly stated "I used to be a dancer, but now i'm an engineer" It's these damaging statements that are killing the arts. Cant...
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Very thought provoking! i'm not from LFAS but I have always been a creative person. I believe creativity shines in the darkest of times, and can come to anyone. Sadly I don't have any links but you've definitely planted some ideas in my head! keep up the good work.
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Hey, Another non-LFAS person here. The stifling of creativity is right, most schools, elementary in particular, don't give kids a chance to be very creative. I was lucky enough to be in a creativity based school, called Discovery, in my early years. I feel that helped put an attitude of what i now know as inquiry thinking in me. Without that I feel that I probably would not be in Butterfly Effect right now. The importance of letting kids be creative, should not be underestimated. Like you...
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Oh my goodness Emily and Jess! I am also starting a project on creativity, although my inquiry focus more on the creation of dance and choreography point of view, but still it is super exciting to see someone else doing the same kind of research as me! So far our project seen to be agreeing on each other a lot. If you girls don't mind can I please talk about creativity with you! You two seem to have much for knowledge than me, I can't wait to learn from you!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Tolerance briefing-disability

Hey Waruingi, Great research! You had some very true and key statements. What you said about how when we are exposed to social norms we develop our own opinions and preconceptions on a particular subject that may or may not be true and sometimes can get in the way of our tolerance level. Which made me question how do we gain back this tolerance level or open mindedness to these preconceived ideas given by society? Or in other words how do we adopt an attitude of inclusion, tolerance and open...
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Re: Tolerance briefing-disability

This is a very interesting topic, and i love that you said " We are not born with a chip on our shoulder...", as it is so true, and it shows that we learn about prejudice: we are not born with it. I really look forward to the rest of your research, Seth
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Re: Tolerance briefing-disability

Hi Waruingi, Reading your post has made me realize how important all the steps you wrote are. Nobody is perfect, but everyone can improve and become a better person. Sometimes, even I am a little judgemental or I don't tolerate certain things, but I want to fix that. For your future research, maybe you could compare how people living in different parts of the world tolerate certain aspects of their lives differently. Hope this helps!
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Re: Tolerance briefing-disability

Hi Waruingi, I love your topic on diversity, its super interesting. When we look at the world critically we see how truly inaccessible it is for people who are different, even for something as simple as writing with your left hand. Something interesting you could look into is how different countries are working to make themselves more accessible. Good Luck! -Nicole
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Re: Tolerance briefing-disability

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hey Waruingi, I think tolerance is an important quality for everyone to have because it's basically means being respectful to others and I was wondering why certain people treat disabled people differently than anyone else? Do they think their better than others? Here is a link on why people don't treat disabled people equally. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...es-_1_b_3744152.html I hope this helps your research!
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Re: Creativity Research Round 3

Jordan McKenzie (LFAS) ·
hey, Emily and Jess these are all really good ideas! i love the first quote you added about the two steps and how you have to take action. it is so true that you can have an idea but if you don't do anything about it you are not truly being creative and not truly creating anything. So cool! For the question about always being creative and if you have to work at your art form. i think this question can go out to everybody instead of just LFAS kids, because anybody from any school could be...
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