Bored
but never being
boring
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/
Denise R. Jacobs
Media Evolution: The Con...
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://w...
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 usi...
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/
DISRUPTION
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....
“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 si...
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
Ge...
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 spe...
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 throug...
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...
DeniseJacobs.com
denise@denisejacobs.com
twitter.com/denisejacobs
facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom
slideshare.net/denisejac...
Sign up for news on my upcoming book,
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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 counter-intuitive and potentially subversive methods for fomenting creative productivity.

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Bored But Never Boring - Media Evolution: The Conference 2013

  1. 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. 2. I am @denisejacobs We’re at #theconf @mediaev #mediaev And I’m talking about #boredcreativity OMG, @twitter is so #boring
  3. 3. Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist Photo: Derek Kearney
  4. 4. POWER
  5. 5. Giving it away https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6D-O5ECr5EUow5jrck2A2A
  6. 6. Distractions http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/2084287794/
  7. 7. Addicted to hyperconnectivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersdenken/2082816707/
  8. 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. 9. Unclosed mental loops http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
  10. 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. 11. Afraid? Photo: Denise Jacobs
  12. 12. We’re powerful http://www.flickr.com/photos/89927155@N00/2144275209/
  13. 13. Overwhelmed http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeflyer09/7574540716/
  14. 14. Instead of using it fully http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3310336516/
  15. 15. Try to contain it http://www.flickr.com/photos/gc_photography/4662878037/
  16. 16. Unleash it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanekemp/6152286326/
  17. 17. Bored = http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  18. 18. Seeking distraction/entertainment http://www.flickr.com/photos/modenaroid/4103509077/
  19. 19. Something else http://www.flickr.com/photos/djgarage/3680441291/in/photostream/
  20. 20. DISRUPTION
  21. 21. The in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/aguslepe/5512044294/
  22. 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. 23. “Genius is the offspring of the in- between.” - Jonathan Fields
  24. 24. Maximize http://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
  25. 25. Integrate http://www.flickr.com/photos/47691521@N07/4639590640/
  26. 26. Neurons firing well http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
  27. 27. “When your brain is supposedly doing nothing, it’s really doing a tremendous amount.” – Marcus Raichle, Neurologist
  28. 28. Spacing out http://www.flickr.com/photos/frinthy/4680321558/
  29. 29. Daydreaming http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzylittlemanpeach/4633972431/
  30. 30. Mindless activity http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabi/2499381396/
  31. 31. Being prone http://www.flickr.com/photos/snazzy54/4581347651/
  32. 32. Showers http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3762676524
  33. 33. Walking http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcsaxon/542566756/
  34. 34. Meditating http://www.flickr.com/photos/guiniveretoo/1573049301/
  35. 35. Laughing http://www.flickr.com/photos/wickenden/3644297054/
  36. 36. Playing/Fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkendall/3613416741/
  37. 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. 38. Instead of this http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielsilliman/4489863368/
  39. 39. Intend Alpha http://uniteunderfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brain-waves.jpg
  40. 40. LIES
  41. 41. Natalie http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/
  42. 42. From the mind of a 4yo Photo courtesy of Laura Bohill (@LauRARbee)
  43. 43. Imaginary friends
  44. 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. 45. Travel our internal lands http://archivingthecity.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/maps_of_the_imagination.jpg
  46. 46. Genius
  47. 47. Muses http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:NAMA_3_Muses.jpg
  48. 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. 49. Mneme (Memory) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  50. 50. Melete (Practice/Occasion) http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayray/4069381837/
  51. 51. Aoide (Voice) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  52. 52. The spirit of the idea http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/3152875826/
  53. 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. 54. Needs us to bring it into form
  55. 55. Ideas use us (not vise-versa)
  56. 56. Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
  57. 57. Converse http://www.flickr.com/photos/tojosan/181249465/
  58. 58. Voila! http://www.flickr.com/photos/bohman/174718774/
  59. 59. CHOOSE
  60. 60. power + disruption + lies =creative flow http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgeithner/5290115839/
  61. 61. True. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stealingsand/5563317146/
  62. 62. The goal http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/6005503875/
  63. 63. Embrace the space in-between http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdoublew/2663137942/
  64. 64. Thank you http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535970/
  65. 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. 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. 67. Sign up for news on my upcoming book, projects, other announcements and whatnot at DeniseJacobs.com Want More?
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