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Reinventing Normal

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Presented at FITC Toronto 2017
More info at http://fitc.ca/event/to17/

Dominic Wilcox, dominicwilcox.com
Overview

The search for ideas and how to be more creative. Dominic is on a constant creative journey to discover innovative ideas and possibilities through all sorts of techniques he uses to get his brain outside of it’s everyday, humdrum thoughts.
Where do ideas come from? This talk is a fast paced journey through the many methods Dominic uses to find ideas. Experiments, improvisation, risk taking, short sightedness and mishearing are just some of the ways he’s found inspiration. From art for dogs, a car made of glass and taking children’s imaginations seriously, he’ll show how creativity can be found within the simplest of places.

Objective

Dominic will look at how a playful approach to creativity is seriously important and why not closing down ideas too early can lead to bigger and better things.

Target Audience

Those who want to be creative.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

Methods to be more creative
How to get over creative block
The importance of deadlines
Improvisation techniques
Looking back to find future innovations

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  1. 1. 1 Twitter: @dominicwilcox
  2. 2. 2 “If I knew where songs came from I'd go there more often.” ! ! Leonard Cohen
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  4. 4. Finding creativity within the mundane
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  15. 15. The world’s first art exhibition for dogs
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  44. 44. How to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers.
  45. 45. Let’s take children’s ideas seriously
  46. 46. • Ask hundreds of children to draw their own invention ideas. ! • Then ask local makers and manufacturers to make the best ones into real things.
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  64. 64. • To inspire and encourage ingenious, innovative, original, fantastical (or practical), thought provoking, brilliant or bonkers invention ideas. ! • To help children find a passion and gain creative confidence. ! • To foster collaborations between inventor children and skilled professionals. ! • We aspire to show how creativity can be a catalyst for education and skills development across all STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Little Inventors aims
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  67. 67. hello@littleinventors.org
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  74. 74. Dominic Wilcox @dominicwilcox dominicwilcox.com Little Inventors hello@litleinventors.org littleinventors.org

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