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Painting by numbers: getting creative with environmental data

We are certain that creativity is key to unlocking the mysteries of data and making it more tangible. A group of artists, technologists, designers and data experts were brought together to rethink, experiment and prototype solutions using environmental data gathered by our tools. Together, we’ve been exploring how to communicate the stories that environmental data has to tell us and influence meaningful change.  Julie’s Bicycle has the world’s largest set of environmental data tools associated with the cultural sector via their Creative Industry Green carbon calculator tools


Worth a look.  Definitely. Great ways to combine environmental data with performance art to deliver important messages.

Feel inspired for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?  Lots of ways to celebrate!

Creativity and the Ordinary

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty — that’s what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and throu…


Ideas for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21? Engage by making the ordinary extraordinary, as in this article… for example

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Innovation Forum in Pingtan County, People’s Republic of China

Hundreds of different professionals from a variety of industries attended the Pingtan County Innovation Forum to inspire more creativity across the board.

Short video here:

Pingtan County is a county comprising 126 islands in the Taiwan Strait, under the administration of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, People’s Republic of China.

Why we need the ‘destruction’ in creative destruction

Creative destruction is the phrase made famous by 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter.

“Disruption,” on the other hand, was coined by Clayton Christensen in the late 90s. It’s largely the same idea, adapted for business school.

Creative destruction refers to the fact that the innovation that lifted us from subsistence farming to modern affluence involves not just ingenuity and invention, but breaking down the old order.

Schumpeter called creative destruction an “industrial mutation… that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”


The author, Adam Gurri, shows creative destruction is not the same as incremental improvement and argues that creative destruction is needed now in many areas as springboards for innovation.

(Added in 2018, In fact, systems are breaking down everywhere as are our expectations for trust in institutions that used to be reliable, accountable. The call for new thinking has been issued. Celebrate and use World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15-21 to allow new thinking to emerge.)

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

What you can do is be receptive and expose yourself to a lot of insight triggers. Also, positive moods tend to promote eureka moments. On the contrary, anxiety will promote analytical thoughts.


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Graphic for World Creativity and Innovation Week Idea Stimulation

If this is true, if you believe what is this graphic is representing, then what might you do to advance any of these notions during April 15 – 21, 2015, along with thousands of others all over the world?Creativityisineveryone



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