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Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013

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Once we've expanded the "in-between" space in our schedules in order to be more creative, how can we best leverage the brain's natural creative capacities? In this session, we'll explore several …

Once we've expanded the "in-between" space in our schedules in order to be more creative, how can we best leverage the brain's natural creative capacities? In this session, we'll explore several counter-intuitive and potentially subversive methods for fomenting creative productivity.

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  • 1. Bored but never being boring http://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/ Denise R. Jacobs Media Evolution: The Conference Malmö, Sweden 21 August 2013 Boredom, creativity, power, disruption, and lies
  • 2. I am @denisejacobs We’re at #theconf @mediaev #mediaev And I’m talking about #boredcreativity OMG, @twitter is so #boring
  • 3. Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist Photo: Derek Kearney
  • 4. POWER
  • 5. Giving it away https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6D-O5ECr5EUow5jrck2A2A
  • 6. Distractions http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/2084287794/
  • 7. Addicted to hyperconnectivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersdenken/2082816707/
  • 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier/422469526/ | http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristoferbjorkman/6910216819/ | http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/2671039488/ Intermittent reinforcement
  • 9. Unclosed mental loops http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
  • 10. “Hyperconnectivity gives us the perception of getting more done, it makes us feel like we're doing more, because we're using every free moment of every waking hour.” - Jonathan Fields
  • 11. Afraid? Photo: Denise Jacobs
  • 12. We’re powerful http://www.flickr.com/photos/89927155@N00/2144275209/
  • 13. Overwhelmed http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeflyer09/7574540716/
  • 14. Instead of using it fully http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3310336516/
  • 15. Try to contain it http://www.flickr.com/photos/gc_photography/4662878037/
  • 16. Unleash it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekemp/6152286326/
  • 17. Bored = http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  • 18. Seeking distraction/entertainment http://www.flickr.com/photos/modenaroid/4103509077/
  • 19. Something else http://www.flickr.com/photos/djgarage/3680441291/in/photostream/
  • 20. DISRUPTION
  • 21. The in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/aguslepe/5512044294/
  • 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/beigephotos/16139687/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/beigephotos/16139685/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/beigephotos/16139686/ Allows creativity to blossom
  • 23. “Genius is the offspring of the in- between.” - Jonathan Fields
  • 24. Maximize http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
  • 25. Integrate http://www.flickr.com/photos/47691521@N07/4639590640/
  • 26. Neurons firing well http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
  • 27. “When your brain is supposedly doing nothing, it’s really doing a tremendous amount.” – Marcus Raichle, Neurologist
  • 28. Spacing out http://www.flickr.com/photos/frinthy/4680321558/
  • 29. Daydreaming http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzylittlemanpeach/4633972431/
  • 30. Mindless activity http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabi/2499381396/
  • 31. Being prone http://www.flickr.com/photos/snazzy54/4581347651/
  • 32. Showers http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3762676524
  • 33. Walking http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcsaxon/542566756/
  • 34. Meditating http://www.flickr.com/photos/guiniveretoo/1573049301/
  • 35. Laughing http://www.flickr.com/photos/wickenden/3644297054/
  • 36. Playing/Fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkendall/3613416741/
  • 37. “When you are playful, you are activating the right side of your brain. The logical brain is a limited brain. The right side is unlimited. You can (do and ) be anything you want.” - Madan Kataria, The Laughter Guru
  • 38. Instead of this http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielsilliman/4489863368/
  • 39. Intend Alpha http://uniteunderfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brain-waves.jpg
  • 40. LIES
  • 41. Natalie http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/
  • 42. From the mind of a 4yo Photo courtesy of Laura Bohill (@LauRARbee)
  • 43. Imaginary friends
  • 44. “Sometimes dabbling in mysticism can be a fun way to understand and solve a problem.” - Carl King, So You’re a Creative Genius, Now What? Helpful delusion
  • 45. Travel our internal lands http://archivingthecity.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/maps_of_the_imagination.jpg
  • 46. Genius
  • 47. Muses http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:NAMA_3_Muses.jpg
  • 48. The three original muses: Mneme - memory Melete – practice or occasion Aoide – voice Muses were thought to be the true speakers for whom an artist is merely the mouthpiece. Muses inspire people to do their best. Muses
  • 49. Mneme (Memory) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  • 50. Melete (Practice/Occasion) http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayray/4069381837/
  • 51. Aoide (Voice) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  • 52. The spirit of the idea http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/3152875826/
  • 53. “The world is being circled by ideas and creativity that wants to made manifest and are looking for portals to come through…” - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • 54. Needs us to bring it into form
  • 55. Ideas use us (not vise-versa)
  • 56. Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
  • 57. Converse http://www.flickr.com/photos/tojosan/181249465/
  • 58. Voila! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/174718774/
  • 59. CHOOSE
  • 60. power + disruption + lies =creative flow http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgeithner/5290115839/
  • 61. True. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stealingsand/5563317146/
  • 62. The goal http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
  • 63. Embrace the space in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2663137942/
  • 64. Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535970/
  • 65. Articles for further reading (mine) netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancing-creative- productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  • 66. DeniseJacobs.com denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs How to find me Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
  • 67. Sign up for news on my upcoming book, projects, other announcements and whatnot at DeniseJacobs.com Want More?

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