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It’s no secret that creativity and innovation are highly valued commodities in industries such as advertising and software development. As a result, companies in these fields have developed a number of practices designed to maximize the creative output of their employees. For … Continue reading

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In certain art forms, age is a sign of maturity and wisdom.  In the field I know best, classical music, I have had the pleasure of hearing memorable concerts by pianists in their 80s (Rudolf Serkin, Menahem Pressler) and their … Continue reading

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In preparation for the CultureLab convening last week, I’ve been researching interactive technologies used by arts and cultural organizations. I’ve mainly been looking into innovative uses of mobile apps and QR codes (square, two-dimensional barcodes). I emphasize innovative uses because … Continue reading

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Createquity is a blog written by Ian David Moss, Fractured Atlas’ Research Director. His “top ten” list of important arts policy stories was posted late last year, but if you missed it, it is well worth a read (and not … Continue reading

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When a popular national magazine like Newsweek declares that there is a new ‘crisis,’ I do what many readers do.  I turn right to the article, and then automatically become skeptical.  When the article proclaims a ‘creativity crisis,’ my antennae … Continue reading

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Fred Starr is one of those rare Renaissance men who is a profound thinker on many topics, an active musician, and a man of the world.  Formerly President of Oberlin College and of the Aspen Institute, he gave one of … Continue reading

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One of the things I love about assessing an initiative is hearing stories that, taken together, offer up a richly textured and meaningful narrative. One I encountered recently speaks volumes about the lifelong impact that studies are likely to have … Continue reading

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On January 11th at the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Syracuse University, gave a fantastic speech about how presenters, universities, and communities can work together to achieve a higher purpose of creativity. … Continue reading

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There is a spate of new books that suggest that we re-think what we mean by creativity. Malcolm Gladwell’s volume, Outliers: The Story of Success, points to the environmental elements – family, opportunity, and luck – that determine whether a … Continue reading

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