ART AND BUSINESS INNOVATION:
THE ADMIRATION LOOP
Dr. Lori Kent
Asst. Professor of Visual Studies
Kutztown University
kent@...
PRECONCEPTIONS?
HOME

OF COURSE, BUSINESS IS A TERM
TOO BRAOAD TO GENERALIZE.
A CURRENT TREND IN THE AMERICAN
BUSINESS WORLD
IS TO VALUE CREATIVITY IN THE
FORM OF ARTIST-TYPE
THINKING.
A CURRENT TREND IN THE AMERICAN
BUSINESS WORLD
IS TO VALUE CREATIVITY IN THE
FORM OF ARTIST-TYPE
THINKING.
THIS BEGAN WITH...
At the same time ART EDUCATION seems
open to broader definitions of itself.
digital technologies
globalization
paradigm shifts in education
Web 2.0
diminishing resources
ever-present undervaluing of...
ART
BUSINESS
THE ADMIRATION LOOP
FIRST: BUSINESS
FIRST: BUSINESS
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE
STUDENTS IN OUR ART CLASSES
WILL PURSUE MANY TYPES OF CAREERS.
…MOST OF WHICH ...
25% OF U.S. BACHELORS DEGREES
ARE AWARDED IN BUSINESS.
THERE WAS A 30% INCREASE IN
ENROLLMENT IN MBA PROGRAMS
(1975-2000).
THE CONTENT OF BUSINESS ED
MAY BE MYSTIFYING TO OUTSIDERS:
• MANAGEMENT
• LEADERSHIP
• ACCOUNTING
• MARKETING
• BUSINESS L...
THE CONTENT OF BUSINESS ED
MAY BE MYSTIFYING TO OUTSIDERS:
• MANAGEMENT
• LEADERSHIP
• ACCOUNTING
• MARKETING
• BUSINESS L...
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
STORY
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
STORY
SYMPHONY
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
STORY
SYMPHONY
EMPATHY
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
STORY
SYMPHONY
EMPATHY
PLAY*
See:
h*p://being.publicradio.or...
DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE
21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE.
DESIGN
STORY
SYMPHONY
EMPATHY
PLAY
MEANING
See
“A
Whole
New
Mind”

1. Better ability to accept criticism
2. Deeper insights into motivation
3. Tools for engaging audiences
4. Practice at th...
1. Better ability to accept criticism
2. Deeper insights into motivation
3. Tools for engaging audiences
4. Practice at th...
1. Better ability to accept criticism
2. Deeper insights into motivation
3. Tools for engaging audiences
4. Practice at th...
1. Better ability to accept criticism
2. Deeper insights into motivation
3. Tools for engaging audiences
4. Practice at th...
CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL
IMPROVES:
• LISTENING
• COMPREHENSION
• MOTIVATION
• ENGAGEMENT
CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL
IMPROVES:
• LISTENING
• COMPREHENSION
• MOTIVATION
• ENGAGEMENT
CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL
IMPROVES:
• LISTENING
• COMPREHENSION
• MOTIVATION
• ENGAGEMENT
CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL
IMPROVES:
• LISTENING
• COMPREHENSION
• MOTIVATION
• ENGAGEMENT
CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL
IMPROVES:
• LISTENING
• COMPREHENSION
• MOTIVATION
• ENGAGEMENT
?
CURATION IS ALSO ADMIRED IN
BUSINESS:
MUBI.COM
BOUNDARIES BEGIN TO BLUR
More
on
KIVA.ORG
at
:
h*p://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jessica_jackley_poverty_money_and_love.html

Art
&
Copy:
h*p://www.artandcopyfilm.com/

www.etsy.com
for
online
craQ


AS AN ASIDE: HBS* USES THE TERM
PASSIONATE CRAFT
IN RELATION TO BUSINESS
*HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
MANY CEOS BELIEVE THAT WHAT
YOU OFFER, AS AN ART TEACHER, IS
VALUEABLE.
FEARLESSNESS
VISION
DRIVE
CREATIVITY
FLEXIBILITY
DO WE, OR CAN WE, LIVE UP TO THE
EXPECTATIONS?
MYTHS?
?
BE EXPLICIT ABOUT UNDERLYING
THINKING PROCESSES.
WHAT CAN WE ADMIRE ABOUT
BUSINESS?
ENTREPRENUERSHIP?
Try: www.donorschoose.org
LEADERSHIP?
CAPITAL?
Look
at
Dodge
and
Surdna
FoundaUons
or
“NYFA
Source”
database

OR WILL WE STAY SAFE?
?
www.change.org
or
www.350.org

IT IS NOT SO MUCH THAT WE’RE
AFRAID OF CHANGE OR SO IN LOVE
WITH THE OLD WAYS, IT’S THE IN
BETWEEN THAT WE FEAR.
-MARILYN ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
SEVEN PRACTICES – THE
BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP

•  value process over product
•  encourage group projects and teamwork
•  ...
PHOTO:
Elvis
Halilovic


Take
at
look
at:
“I
Live
in
the
Future

…and
her’s
how
it
works.”
by
Bolton

www.slideshare.com LORIAKENT
loriakent@hotmail.com
www.loriakent.com
kent@kutztown.edu
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  1. 1. ART AND BUSINESS INNOVATION: THE ADMIRATION LOOP Dr. Lori Kent Asst. Professor of Visual Studies Kutztown University kent@kutztown.edu
  2. 2. PRECONCEPTIONS?
  3. 3. HOME

  4. 4. OF COURSE, BUSINESS IS A TERM TOO BRAOAD TO GENERALIZE.
  5. 5. A CURRENT TREND IN THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WORLD IS TO VALUE CREATIVITY IN THE FORM OF ARTIST-TYPE THINKING.
  6. 6. A CURRENT TREND IN THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WORLD IS TO VALUE CREATIVITY IN THE FORM OF ARTIST-TYPE THINKING. THIS BEGAN WITH DANIEL PINK’S [AND OTHERS] QUESTION: “IS THE MFA THE NEW MBA?”
  7. 7. At the same time ART EDUCATION seems open to broader definitions of itself.
  8. 8. digital technologies globalization paradigm shifts in education Web 2.0 diminishing resources ever-present undervaluing of art
  9. 9. ART BUSINESS THE ADMIRATION LOOP
  10. 10. FIRST: BUSINESS
  11. 11. FIRST: BUSINESS IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE STUDENTS IN OUR ART CLASSES WILL PURSUE MANY TYPES OF CAREERS. …MOST OF WHICH ARE YET TO EXIST.
  12. 12. 25% OF U.S. BACHELORS DEGREES ARE AWARDED IN BUSINESS.
  13. 13. THERE WAS A 30% INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT IN MBA PROGRAMS (1975-2000).
  14. 14. THE CONTENT OF BUSINESS ED MAY BE MYSTIFYING TO OUTSIDERS: • MANAGEMENT • LEADERSHIP • ACCOUNTING • MARKETING • BUSINESS LAW • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  15. 15. THE CONTENT OF BUSINESS ED MAY BE MYSTIFYING TO OUTSIDERS: • MANAGEMENT • LEADERSHIP • ACCOUNTING • MARKETING • BUSINESS LAW • ENTREPRENEURSHIP • CREATIVITY
  16. 16. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN
  17. 17. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN STORY
  18. 18. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN STORY SYMPHONY
  19. 19. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN STORY SYMPHONY EMPATHY
  20. 20. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN STORY SYMPHONY EMPATHY PLAY* See:
h*p://being.publicradio.org/programs/play/

  21. 21. DANIEL PINK TELLS US THAT THE 21C IS A CONCEPTUAL AGE. DESIGN STORY SYMPHONY EMPATHY PLAY MEANING See
“A
Whole
New
Mind”

  22. 22. 1. Better ability to accept criticism 2. Deeper insights into motivation 3. Tools for engaging audiences 4. Practice at the difficult task of letting go of ideas
  23. 23. 1. Better ability to accept criticism 2. Deeper insights into motivation 3. Tools for engaging audiences 4. Practice at the difficult task of letting go of ideas
  24. 24. 1. Better ability to accept criticism 2. Deeper insights into motivation 3. Tools for engaging audiences 4. Practice at the difficult task of letting go of ideas
  25. 25. 1. Better ability to accept criticism 2. Deeper insights into motivation 3. Tools for engaging audiences 4. Practice at the difficult task of letting go of ideas Take
a
look
at
www.fastcompany.cam

  26. 26. CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL IMPROVES: • LISTENING • COMPREHENSION • MOTIVATION • ENGAGEMENT
  27. 27. CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL IMPROVES: • LISTENING • COMPREHENSION • MOTIVATION • ENGAGEMENT
  28. 28. CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL IMPROVES: • LISTENING • COMPREHENSION • MOTIVATION • ENGAGEMENT
  29. 29. CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL IMPROVES: • LISTENING • COMPREHENSION • MOTIVATION • ENGAGEMENT
  30. 30. CAN IT BE SAID THAT ART SCHOOL IMPROVES: • LISTENING • COMPREHENSION • MOTIVATION • ENGAGEMENT ?
  31. 31. CURATION IS ALSO ADMIRED IN BUSINESS:
  32. 32. MUBI.COM
  33. 33. BOUNDARIES BEGIN TO BLUR
  34. 34. More
on
KIVA.ORG
at
:
h*p://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jessica_jackley_poverty_money_and_love.html

  35. 35. Art
&
Copy:
h*p://www.artandcopyfilm.com/

  36. 36. www.etsy.com
for
online
craQ


  37. 37. AS AN ASIDE: HBS* USES THE TERM PASSIONATE CRAFT IN RELATION TO BUSINESS *HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
  38. 38. MANY CEOS BELIEVE THAT WHAT YOU OFFER, AS AN ART TEACHER, IS VALUEABLE.
  39. 39. FEARLESSNESS
  40. 40. VISION
  41. 41. DRIVE
  42. 42. CREATIVITY
  43. 43. FLEXIBILITY
  44. 44. DO WE, OR CAN WE, LIVE UP TO THE EXPECTATIONS?
  45. 45. MYTHS?
  46. 46. ?
  47. 47. BE EXPLICIT ABOUT UNDERLYING THINKING PROCESSES.
  48. 48. WHAT CAN WE ADMIRE ABOUT BUSINESS?
  49. 49. ENTREPRENUERSHIP? Try: www.donorschoose.org
  50. 50. LEADERSHIP?
  51. 51. CAPITAL? Look
at
Dodge
and
Surdna
FoundaUons
or
“NYFA
Source”
database

  52. 52. OR WILL WE STAY SAFE?
  53. 53. ?
  54. 54. www.change.org
or
www.350.org

  55. 55. IT IS NOT SO MUCH THAT WE’RE AFRAID OF CHANGE OR SO IN LOVE WITH THE OLD WAYS, IT’S THE IN BETWEEN THAT WE FEAR. -MARILYN FERGUSON
  56. 56. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  57. 57. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  58. 58. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  59. 59. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  60. 60. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  61. 61. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  62. 62. SEVEN PRACTICES – THE BUSINESS ADMIRATION LOOP
 •  value process over product •  encourage group projects and teamwork •  cultivate ambiguities •  make connections among disciplines •  model digital-based information finding •  make time for art critique and conversation •  encourage risk-taking
  63. 63. PHOTO:
Elvis
Halilovic

 Take
at
look
at:
“I
Live
in
the
Future
 …and
her’s
how
it
works.”
by
Bolton

  64. 64. www.slideshare.com LORIAKENT loriakent@hotmail.com www.loriakent.com kent@kutztown.edu

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