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Randomly Juxtaposing – How Software Can Help Overcome Habitual Ways Of Thinking

Posted in ideas, innovation by aldorf on November 1, 2011

Randomly juxtaposing diagrams of two everyday objects.

The Creatomatic by Nova Jiang:

The Creatomatic is a piece of software designed to accelerate the imagination and prompt new inventions. It works by randomly juxtaposing diagrams of two everyday objects from a selection of hundreds. Through free association, the two objects can prompt the invention of an entirely new object, which can be practical or nonsensical. Inspired by the accidental nature of creativity, the Creatomatic uses the technique of surprise to overcome habitual ways of thinking and short circuit rational control.

(via  liftlab_blogs)

The Michael Bay of Business – Cindy Gallop @ The Black Apartment

Posted in film, ideas, inspiration by aldorf on October 19, 2011

Product or Customer?

Posted in ideas, Media, your take on... by aldorf on August 2, 2011

“TED for the rest of us” – Creative Mornings

Posted in conference, design, ideas, inspiration, Media by aldorf on August 2, 2011

MEET THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN

CreativeMornings is powered by a troupe of über talented folks. Each and every month, hosts, videographers, photographers, and helpers come together, in their respective cities, to make the events happen. Meet the driving forces behind CreativeMornings.

Team Berlin just launched (8/2011)

The Three Muscles of Creativity – Inspiring Short by Intel

Posted in design, film, ideas, inspiration, quality by aldorf on April 26, 2011

In this Intel Visual Life short documentary, Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency and considered one of the preeminent visionaries and perhaps the father of 20th century brand expression and identity, talks about his approach to looking at the world, including the muscles of curiosity, appreciation, and imagination. I admire the innovative branding work of Wolff Olins. This short documentary is another reminder of what it’s all about.

“I have three muscles, without which I couldn’t do my work. The first is curiosity. (You can call it inquisitiveness, you can call it questioning.) The second muscle [is] the muscle of appreciation. It’s not questioning so much as it is noticing… how joyful things can be, how colorful things can be, what already exists as an inspiration. The muscle of curiosity and the muscle of appreciation enable the muscle of imagination. Everybody knows that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. What few people realize it is only through the parts that the whole gets delivered. I see seeing as a muscular exercise, like I see curiosity. It’s a kind of being open, really: If you walk around with a head full of preoccupation, you’re not going to notice anything in your visual life.” ~ Michael Wolff”

News From My Shopping Cart – You Don’t Need Glasses

Posted in ideas by aldorf on December 9, 2010

Elderly will outnumber children by 2050 in most parts of the world (read more). My local grocery store made first adjustments to their carts. I think a great idea not only for old people but for those who left their glasses at home or don’t have this iphone app.

What Is The Future of Money? This Film Has Some Answers

Posted in film, ideas, your take on... by aldorf on November 15, 2010

Venessa Miemis and Gabriel Shalom recently interviewed people about the future of money. The result is a quick, useful, vibrant tour of how society sees wealth, value and the mechanisms for making those concepts useful in the world. Check it out!

Inspiring : Amazing – “The Creative Internet” by Google Creative Labs

Posted in ideas, inspiration, web by aldorf on October 15, 2010

Start Thinking Like An Artist

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 3, 2010
Biz Stone

Image by jdlasica via Flickr

Think like an artist, the next big thing already exists. It’s just a matter of thinking. Of trying to take something that already exists and repurposing it for something it wasn’t intended for. (Biz Stone / Twitter)

Really Successful – Only If You Are Just A Bit Smarter Than Average

Posted in your take on... by aldorf on August 19, 2010

I don’t know where I found this little piece of information, but it’s an interesting thought,

“People who are really successful are not the ones who are most intelligent. Really successful people are just a little bit smarter than the average. Thats exactly what the average person still get. everything that’s more intelligent is too smart.”

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