Recently I came across a very interesting woman, Paula Scher. I saw a Tedtalk from a few years ago where she talked about design, play and being serious. In that talk she differentiates between being solemn and being serious. Differentiating between those words is not natural for me, because I have a general feeling of… Continue reading Serious about Creativity
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwVtK4kBUoM[/youtube] We bring up our children with too much conceptual abstractions, that they have to memorize. They have to learn concepts without realizing the underlying reality. Learn concepts without understanding the meaning. They have to learn what others think is important. And slowly along the way, they lose the ability to think creative.… Continue reading Understanding the Meaning of Concepts
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dxTqbJxGwE[/youtube] Ken Robinson on Aesthetics and An-Aesthetics: An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak. When you are present in the current moment. When you are resonating with the excitement of this thing that you are experiencing. When you are fully alive. An an-aesthetic is when you… Continue reading An Aesthetic Experience
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICUJH86idBc[/youtube] David Bohm on Art, Science and Dialogue: Artists are not just ‘expressing themself’, not just ‘pushing outward what is already formed inside of them’. The first thing the artist does is only similar in certain ways to what they have in mind. As in a conversation between two people, they see the… Continue reading The Artist and the Scientist in Dialogue with the World
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9wt9lrDLQ[/youtube] Living in a certain place and time, we tend to think within a certain set of values and act upon them as if they are universal. And we use our critical skills to judge ‘everything’. It is a set of values that is a sum of the whole society, and living by… Continue reading Art and the Context of Society
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LFlKqwu_g[/youtube] If the definition of art has developed over time, and if it is defined as ‘a product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions and intellect’ and also says that the word art was traditionally used for skill or mastery, but later… Continue reading What is Art?
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwp5BH-t7gI[/youtube] David Bohm on Power and Incoherence: We cannot grasp the totality but we can have a feeling for the whole. We can have the attitude of not restricting ourselves to parts, but to allowing our consciousness to be based on the whole of whatever we can experience. Turn to the whole of… Continue reading More Power Needs More Coherence