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Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013

Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013



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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    Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013 Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • I am @denisejacobs We’re at #theconf @mediaev #mediaev And I’m talking about #boredcreativity OMG, @twitter is so #boring
    • Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist Photo: Derek Kearney
    • POWER
    • Giving it away https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6D-O5ECr5EUow5jrck2A2A
    • Distractions http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/2084287794/
    • Addicted to hyperconnectivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersdenken/2082816707/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jepoirrier/422469526/ | http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristoferbjorkman/6910216819/ | http://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/2671039488/ Intermittent reinforcement
    • Unclosed mental loops http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
    • “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
    • Afraid? Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • We’re powerful http://www.flickr.com/photos/89927155@N00/2144275209/
    • Overwhelmed http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeflyer09/7574540716/
    • Instead of using it fully http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3310336516/
    • Try to contain it http://www.flickr.com/photos/gc_photography/4662878037/
    • Unleash it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekemp/6152286326/
    • Bored = http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
    • Seeking distraction/entertainment http://www.flickr.com/photos/modenaroid/4103509077/
    • Something else http://www.flickr.com/photos/djgarage/3680441291/in/photostream/
    • The in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/aguslepe/5512044294/
    • 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
    • “Genius is the offspring of the in- between.” - Jonathan Fields
    • Maximize http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
    • Integrate http://www.flickr.com/photos/47691521@N07/4639590640/
    • Neurons firing well http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
    • “When your brain is supposedly doing nothing, it’s really doing a tremendous amount.” – Marcus Raichle, Neurologist
    • Spacing out http://www.flickr.com/photos/frinthy/4680321558/
    • Daydreaming http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzylittlemanpeach/4633972431/
    • Mindless activity http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabi/2499381396/
    • Being prone http://www.flickr.com/photos/snazzy54/4581347651/
    • Showers http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3762676524
    • Walking http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcsaxon/542566756/
    • Meditating http://www.flickr.com/photos/guiniveretoo/1573049301/
    • Laughing http://www.flickr.com/photos/wickenden/3644297054/
    • Playing/Fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkendall/3613416741/
    • “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
    • Instead of this http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielsilliman/4489863368/
    • Intend Alpha http://uniteunderfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brain-waves.jpg
    • LIES
    • Natalie http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/
    • From the mind of a 4yo Photo courtesy of Laura Bohill (@LauRARbee)
    • Imaginary friends
    • “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
    • Travel our internal lands http://archivingthecity.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/maps_of_the_imagination.jpg
    • Genius
    • Muses http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:NAMA_3_Muses.jpg
    • 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
    • Mneme (Memory) Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • Melete (Practice/Occasion) http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayray/4069381837/
    • Aoide (Voice) Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • The spirit of the idea http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/3152875826/
    • “The world is being circled by ideas and creativity that wants to made manifest and are looking for portals to come through…” - Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Needs us to bring it into form
    • Ideas use us (not vise-versa)
    • Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
    • Converse http://www.flickr.com/photos/tojosan/181249465/
    • Voila! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/174718774/
    • CHOOSE
    • power + disruption + lies =creative flow http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgeithner/5290115839/
    • True. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stealingsand/5563317146/
    • The goal http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
    • Embrace the space in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2663137942/
    • Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535970/
    • 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/
    • 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/
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