The Creativity Compass. Joi Ito
… artist and scientists tend to work well together, and designers and engineers work well together, but that scientists and engineers don’t work as well together, and likewise, neither do artists and designers. Engineers and designers tend to focus on utility and understand the world through observation and gathering the constraints of a problem to come up with a solution. Artists and scientists, on the other hand are inspired by nature or math, and they create through pure inner creativity and pursue expression that is more connected to things like truth or beauty than something so imperfect as mere utility. Which is to say, there are many more ways to divide the brain than into left and right hemispheres.
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The tyranny of traditional disciplines and functionally segregated organizations fail to produce the type of people who can work with this creativity compass, but I believe that in a world where the rate of change increases exponentially, where disruption has become a norm instead of an anomaly, the challenge will be to think this way if we want to effectively solve the problems we face today, much less tomorrow.

The Creativity Compass. Joi Ito

… artist and scientists tend to work well together, and designers and engineers work well together, but that scientists and engineers don’t work as well together, and likewise, neither do artists and designers. Engineers and designers tend to focus on utility and understand the world through observation and gathering the constraints of a problem to come up with a solution. Artists and scientists, on the other hand are inspired by nature or math, and they create through pure inner creativity and pursue expression that is more connected to things like truth or beauty than something so imperfect as mere utility. Which is to say, there are many more ways to divide the brain than into left and right hemispheres.

The tyranny of traditional disciplines and functionally segregated organizations fail to produce the type of people who can work with this creativity compass, but I believe that in a world where the rate of change increases exponentially, where disruption has become a norm instead of an anomaly, the challenge will be to think this way if we want to effectively solve the problems we face today, much less tomorrow.

Within the series of three papers: ‘The arts economy’, ‘Place infrastructure and digital’ and ‘Towards an arts and creative economy’, Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine illustrate synergies between the arts and the creative economy and discuss suggestions for the Arts Council’s approach…

Supporting growth in the arts economy [PDF 1.3 MB]

Author: Dr Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine of Tom Flemming Creative Consultancy. ISBN:978-0-7287-1503-5, 112 pages

… A few methods of mapping time and space that I am interested in exploring in my own work:

“Solidarity Map” AREA Chicago 2006 - methodology: the power of naming places

“Superimpositions” Dan Mills 2007 method: scale comparison of Iraq and United States – this also reminds me of the power of the If It Were My Home Oil Spill Map.


“A Historical, Chronological and Genealogical Chart” Bostwick method: mapping geographical location with change over time.


“Evolution Charts” Loewy 1933 method: mapping change in forms over time.


“Los Angeles Urban Rangers Official Map and Guide” LA Urban Rangers 2004 method: subverting conventional NPS map symbology


“Memory Map” Ellis Nadler 2007 method: drawing things as we remember or imagine them — which reminds me that I need to add Kevin Lynch to my reading list.


“Polish American System of Chronology” Elizabeth Palmer Peabody 1850 method: total geometric abstraction of time.

“Water Line” Maya Lin 2002 method: showing 2-d representational methods in 3-d.

CULT – Seu trabalho trocou os livros pelas exposições, e trata de arte, ciência, religião e do respeito pela mediação como uma forma de chegar à civilidade, como resposta ao modernismo e ao pós-modernismo. Essa também é a proposta de sua exposição Iconoclash?

BL - Esse é um empreendimento que me interessou muito, em primeiro lugar, porque eu mudei de mídia, e passei do livro à exposição, também ao catálogo também, e assim modifiquei tanto o impacto como a forma da atividade. Assim, creio que é possível mudar de modernidade, ao reencontrar a noção da mediação, o respeito por atividades diferentes: a arte contemporânea, a atividade científica, a atividade religiosa, o sentido da civilização, talvez até o da civilidade, possam ser recobrados através dessas atividades que passam a ser organizadas de forma bastante diferente do que se tem feito.

Abrimos neste sábado, em Aguiño, a exposição Narrativas dixitais / Narrativas digitais. Aguiño GAL/ES – Garapuá BA/BR, como parte dos resultados do projeto Narrativas digitais para a participação comunitária na gestão de ecossistemas costeiros.

Veja as fotos da montagem e da abertura publicadas no flickr.

Cultura digital e geolocalização: a arte ante o contexto técnico-político. Karla Schuch Brunet & Juan Freire 

Maio 2010 

VI ENECULT. Encontro de estudos multidisciplinares em cultura organizado por la Faculdade de Comunicação - Universidade Federal da Bahia 
http://www.enecult.ufba.br/

Karla Brunet e Juan Freire publicaram um artigo que discute o papel do lugar e espaço em projetos artísticos tecnológicos. O livro Paralelo: Unfolding Narratives: in Art, Technology & Environment foi organizado pelo Virtueel Platform da Holanda e apresenta diversos artigos e considerações sobre o encontroParalelo: Technology & Environment. A meeting point for artists, designers & researchers. O link do artigo:

http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/downloads/2666_od_11_karlajuan.pdf