The Creativity Lab

The Creativity Lab
https://www.youtube.com/user/thecreativitylablccs
we are partnering with the Maker Education Initiative, the Tinkering Studio, and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab.
Aaron Vanderwerff
design thinking

“Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct, but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct.” — Seymour Papert

from:
Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots
November 1, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/01/496599104/freedom-to-explore-2-schools-where-the-students-call-the-shots

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Roleplaying as an empathy tool

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
TED 2008
http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play

As we become adults, we become much more sensitive to the opinion of others. We lose creative freedom.

We don’t take much creative risk

Symbols that remain people to be playful and is a permissive environment.

Playfulness helps us to get better creative solutions

opennes: exploratory play

one of those playful activities that as we get older we tend to forget and then we have to relearn

The 30 circles test

Purdue creativity test: how many uses can you find for a paper clip

this mescaline experiment. But really, it wasn’t the drugs that were important; it was this idea that what the drugs did would help shock people out of their normal way of thinking, and getting them to forget the adult behaviors that were getting in the way of their ideas.

construction play

Can we have rules about creativity?
brainstorming rules written on the walls:
– defer judgment
– go for quantity

It’s learning by doing

16:30 designers call it “thinking with your hands”

18:30 As kids go through the school system, it all gets taken away … they loose playful building mode of thinking

18:50 think with their hands

< 19:30 film canister: prototyping medium

building play. Role play (act it out)

When children play a role they … understanding the rules for social interaction

23:08 using roleplay as a way of creating empathy
roleplaying as an empathy tool

it is this code negotiation that leads to productive play

That moment when music and words become the feeling

Hear ‘Sparks,’ A New Song By Beach House
July 01, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/07/01/418896007/hear-sparks-a-new-song-by-beach-house

“It’s that moment when music and words become the feeling,” Victoria Legrand said. “I feel like that’s sort of the ideal for us in music, for ourselves; when we feel it, we know that it’s right. That moment is almost like a metaphor for what we aspire to.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/elizabeth-gilbert-your-elusive-creative-genius

Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat?

Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes
March 06, 2015
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/06/391015323/could-a-quokka-beat-a-numbat-oddsmakers-say-yes

It’s March, and that means college basketball fans are gearing up for the NCAA tournament. But there’s another tournament taking place this month — and animals aren’t the mascots, they’re the competitors.

“Mammal March Madness” is organized by a team of evolutionary biologists. They choose 65 animal competitors and then imagine the outcome of a series of simulated interspecies battles. Who would win if a kangaroo took on a warthog? Or if an orca fought a polar bear?

Harvard evolutionary biology professor Katie Hinde is the tournament’s founder.