THE NECESSITY OF IMPRACTICALITY
                Seven Explorations
                In Creative and Liberal Arts
          ...
BUT FIRST….
Modern
 •  Postmodern

                             One
    •    mul.

                            Truth
   •    mul.‐pers...
Everything is being -evaluated




  William
Merri*
Chase
(1975)
The
Court
jester

Everything is being -evaluated

at is gd …at is bad?




  William
Merri*
Chase
(1975)
The
Court
jester

Caspar David Friedrich (1808-1810) Monk by the Sea
Friedrich said, 

The artist should paint not only what he
sees before him, but also what he sees
within him.”
Where does creativity things come from?
THE FOUNDATION….
“All the you can imagine, you already know.”
  
 
        - Sir Stephen Spender
THE INSIDE COUNTS
h*p://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/john_odonahue/ss_beannacht/ss‐beannacht.shtml#slideshow

STORY
Title:
Stele
of
Hammurabi
   Source/Museum:
Musée
du
Louvre,
Paris.
Erich
Lessing/Art
Resource.

Ar7st:
n/a
              ...
Replace
with
hagia
sophia





                             Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya) 532-537
Replace
with
hagia
sophia





                             Constantine, Mary and Justinian (Ayasofya) 532-537
?
www.thisamericanlife.org




www.themoth.org



www.newyorker.com/online/podcasts/fic7on

Garbage In : Garbage Out
RANT
STARING INTO SPACE
Sapere veder dal
cose.
To learn or to know
how to see.


Seeing implies more
than seeing 
with your eyes
MAGICAL SPELLS
WILL
EXPECTATION
BELIEF
PLAY
h*p://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/play/audiogallery/soundseen.shtml#slideshow

Stuart Brown said, 

“In a world continuously presenting
unique challenges and ambiguity, play
prepares [us] for an evolvi...
He continues, 

“Imagination is perhaps the most
powerful human ability. It allows us to
create simulated realities that w...
CARING + REWARD
IMPROVISATION
A story is shaped one word at a time…..
A story is shaped one word at a time…..




I went to the meeting, and ___________
STILLNESS + CALM
In 1939, with war against Germany
 looming, the Government
 designed three posters to steady
 the public's resolve and mai...
EXPLORATIONS
h*p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI9KhPJ‐utE

MISSION IMPRACTICAL
What if?


Your successes did not depend on
mastery of _____________
             (fill in technical or business skill)



...
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                   Seeing?
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                        Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                        Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?

                  Humor?
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                        Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?

                  Humor?
Playfulness?
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                        Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?

                  Humor?
Playfulness...
DEPENDED ON YOUR
Storytelling?
                        Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?

                  Humor?
Playfulness...
DEPENDED ON YOUR
    Storytelling?
                         Seeing?
Kindness and empathy?

                    Humor?
    ...
RESOURCES

• Brown, S (2009) Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. New
York: Ave...
CONTACT ME:

loriakent@hotmail.com

www.loriakent.com (disclaimer: threw this together and needs further work)

twitter: l...
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  1. 1. THE NECESSITY OF IMPRACTICALITY Seven Explorations In Creative and Liberal Arts Thinking Dr. Lori Kent
  2. 2. BUT FIRST….
  3. 3. Modern
 •  Postmodern
 One
 •  mul.
 Truth
 •  mul.‐perspec.val
 God
 •  mul.‐theis.c
 Character/Personality
 •  Complexes/sub‐personali.es
 Culture
 •  mul.‐cultural
 Na7on
 •  mul.‐na.onal
 Knowledge
 •  informa.on
 Science
 •  myths
 War
 •  conflict
resolu.on
 Central
 •  regional
 Global
 •  local
 Man
 •  humanity
 Center
 •  margin
 Ra7onality
 •  ra.onali.es
 Objec7ve
 •  subjec.ve
 Complete
 •  fragmented
 Universal
 •  individual
 Concrete
 •  abstract
 Progress
 •  nostalgia
 Evolu7on
 •  regression
 


























Future 

 •  present

  4. 4. Everything is being -evaluated William
Merri*
Chase
(1975)
The
Court
jester

  5. 5. Everything is being -evaluated at is gd …at is bad? William
Merri*
Chase
(1975)
The
Court
jester

  6. 6. Caspar David Friedrich (1808-1810) Monk by the Sea
  7. 7. Friedrich said, The artist should paint not only what he sees before him, but also what he sees within him.”
  8. 8. Where does creativity things come from?
  9. 9. THE FOUNDATION….
  10. 10. “All the you can imagine, you already know.” - Sir Stephen Spender
  11. 11. THE INSIDE COUNTS
  12. 12. h*p://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/john_odonahue/ss_beannacht/ss‐beannacht.shtml#slideshow

  13. 13. STORY
  14. 14. Title:
Stele
of
Hammurabi
 Source/Museum:
Musée
du
Louvre,
Paris.
Erich
Lessing/Art
Resource.
 Ar7st:
n/a
 Medium:
Balsalt

 Date:
c.
1760
BCE
 Size:
Height
of
stele
approx.
7
V.;
height
of
relief,
28
in.

  15. 15. Replace
with
hagia
sophia
 Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya) 532-537
  16. 16. Replace
with
hagia
sophia
 Constantine, Mary and Justinian (Ayasofya) 532-537
  17. 17. ? www.thisamericanlife.org



 www.themoth.org


 www.newyorker.com/online/podcasts/fic7on

  18. 18. Garbage In : Garbage Out
  19. 19. RANT
  20. 20. STARING INTO SPACE
  21. 21. Sapere veder dal cose. To learn or to know how to see. Seeing implies more than seeing with your eyes
  22. 22. MAGICAL SPELLS
  23. 23. WILL EXPECTATION BELIEF
  24. 24. PLAY
  25. 25. h*p://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/play/audiogallery/soundseen.shtml#slideshow

  26. 26. Stuart Brown said, “In a world continuously presenting unique challenges and ambiguity, play prepares [us] for an evolving planet.”
  27. 27. He continues, “Imagination is perhaps the most powerful human ability. It allows us to create simulated realities that we can explore without giving up access to the real world.”
  28. 28. CARING + REWARD
  29. 29. IMPROVISATION
  30. 30. A story is shaped one word at a time…..
  31. 31. A story is shaped one word at a time….. I went to the meeting, and ___________
  32. 32. STILLNESS + CALM
  33. 33. In 1939, with war against Germany looming, the Government designed three posters to steady the public's resolve and maintain morale. These featured the crown of King George VI set against a bold red background, and three distinctive slogans - Freedom is in Peril, Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness,Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory, and Keep Calm and Carry On. Two-and-a-half million copies of Keep Calm were printed, to be distributed in the event of a national catastrophe, but remained in storage throughout the war.
  34. 34. EXPLORATIONS
  35. 35. h*p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI9KhPJ‐utE

  36. 36. MISSION IMPRACTICAL
  37. 37. What if? Your successes did not depend on mastery of _____________ (fill in technical or business skill) but instead….
  38. 38. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling?
  39. 39. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing?
  40. 40. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy?
  41. 41. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy? Humor?
  42. 42. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy? Humor? Playfulness?
  43. 43. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy? Humor? Playfulness? Courage?
  44. 44. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy? Humor? Playfulness? Courage? Improvisation?
  45. 45. DEPENDED ON YOUR Storytelling? Seeing? Kindness and empathy? Humor? Playfulness? Courage? Improvisation?
  46. 46. RESOURCES • Brown, S (2009) Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. New York: Avery Press. • Stuart Brown on SOF http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/programs/play/ •
Vincent,
L.
(2002).
Legendry
Brands:
Unleashing
the
Power
of
Storytelling
to
Create
a
Winning
 Market
Strategy.
New
York:
Kaplan
Books.
 •
Simmons,
A.
(2006).
The
Story
Factor:
InspiraCon,
Influence,
and
Persuasion
through
the
Art
of
 Storytelling.
New
York:
Basic
Books.


 •
Godin,
S.
(2005).
All
Marketers
Are
Liars:
The
Power
of
Telling
AuthenCc
Stories
in
a
Low‐Trust
 World.
New
York:
Hardcover
Poreolio.

 •
Alvarado,
D.
(2009).
Voodoo
Dolls
in
Magick
and
Ritual.
New
Orleans:
CreateSpace.

 •
Lewin,
R.

Regine,
B.

(2001)
Weaving
Complexity
and
Business:
Engaging
the
Soul
at
Work.
 Texere
Press.
 •
Bayles,
D.

Orland,
T.
(2001).
Art
and
Fear:
ObservaCons
on
the
Perils
(and
Rewards)
of
 Artmaking.
New
York:
Image
Conjnuum
Press.

 •
van
Leeuwen,
M.

Terhürne,
Hans
(2010).
InnovaCon
by
CreaCvity
‐
FiSy‐one
tools
for
solving
 problems
creaCvely.
New
York:
E‐cademy
Press
ltd.


  47. 47. CONTACT ME: loriakent@hotmail.com www.loriakent.com (disclaimer: threw this together and needs further work) twitter: landfallarts at TEDxWarsaw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM3Orh5eJNw

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