Category Archives: Creativity

See this car? It was designed by a woman

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Was your car designed by a man or a woman? You’ve likely never thought about it and you probably can’t tell. Few clues belie a designer’s gender.

“If you look at the sporty Acura NSX, can you tell it was designed by a woman? Or the Honda minivan by a man?” asks Angus MacKenzie, editor-at-large at Motor Trend magazine. “Good design is good design; it transcends gender and everyone knows it when they see it.” Continue reading: See this car? It was designed by a woman – CNN.com

TV pioneer Norman Lear has plenty to say

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A conversation with Norman Lear is as wide-ranging as you want it to be. After all, this isn’t just the man who created “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and other shows, remaking television in the process. Lear wrote for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis when they were the biggest act in the country. He was present at the creation of the 2000-Year-Old Man. (Well, he believes he was, but he’ll defer to Mel Brooks.) He was a gunner and radio operator who flew bombing missions in World War II. Continue reading: TV pioneer Norman Lear has plenty to say – CNN.com

Teacher wears bodysuit to teach human anatomy 

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Students weren’t sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.

Debby Heerkens, a gym and biology teacher at Groene Hart Rijnwoude school, in the small town of Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands, wanted to try a creative approach to teach a lesson about the human body. Continue reading: Teacher wears bodysuit to teach human anatomy – CNN.com

Starman Jones

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IN JULY 1969 men walked on the moon, a technological leap all but unthinkable 50 years before. Three years later they abandoned it, and have renounced all return ever since. What boosters saw as the great opening act of the space age turned out to be, in effect, its culmination. Within a few years presidential corruption, economic stagnation, military ignominy and imagined catastrophe had warped post-war America’s previously impervious belief in progress, a belief that had resonance across the then free world. After Apollo, the future would never again be what it used to be. Continue reading: Starman Jones | The Economist

Woman Entrepreneur Makes Low-cost Electric Vehicles – Backed By Ratan Tata And Infosys’ Co-founder

Hemalatha-Annamalai-1While Tesla and Apple AAPL -1.98% are working on electric car technologies, a woman entrepreneur from the southern Indian city of Coimbatore is going after a completely different segment – electric cycles, scooters and load carriers. Continue reading: Woman Entrepreneur Makes Low-cost Electric Vehicles – Backed By Ratan Tata And Infosys’ Co-founder – Forbes

Extreme photos at extreme heights | Flickr Blog

20604342043_34c42ab1b6_zFor seven years, Emily Ibarra has traveled the world, photographing the death-defying adventures of professional parkour and freerunning athletes. Captured at sites ranging from the Grand Canyon to the Far East, her photos reveal their fearless exploits as they scale skyscrapers, fly across rooftops, and banish fear in precarious poses. She loves her job. “It’s exciting. It’s terrifying, and it’s dangerous, and I get to capture that,” she gushes. Continue reading: Extreme photos at extreme heights | Flickr Blog

5 things about CNN’s new film on Steve Jobs – CNN.com

steve-jobs_fb_1438002224_600x315There’s no one version of Steve Jobs. Genius. Storyteller. Myth-making salesman. Hard-nosed businessman. Adventurous seeker. Brutal critic. There are teenagers who see him as another Einstein, the man who unlocked their technological dreams with Apple’s — that is, Jobs’ — iPhones, iPads and Macs. Continue reading: 5 things about CNN’s new film on Steve Jobs – CNN.com

How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com

151224152126-01-creative-genius-restricted-exlarge-169Whether you’re a world leader, a high-level executive, or a customer service agent, to be effective at your job, you need innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Once, creativity was the domain of scarf-wearing sculptors, espresso-drinking poets, and musicians who dreamed up melodies in their sleep. Not anymore. To succeed in a knowledge economy, we all need to produce creative solutions on a regular basis. Continue reading: How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com

Graphic new portrayal of Syria’s struggle – CNN.com

151124165936-imranovi-deluge-super-169A ragged profile of Bashar Al-Assad, made from the bombed ruins of Homs, sits against a desolate gray background. This is the Modern Face of Syria according to Syrian artist Imranovi. The image is the centerpiece of his first ever solo exhibition in London, and part of a collection of graphics about the destruction of his home country at the hands of, as he sees it, one man: “It’s all because of him. This man is still ruling the country, he’s still in power. He’s the main reason but everyone has forgotten him. Now all their attention is on ISIS.” Continue reading: Graphic new portrayal of Syria’s struggle – CNN.com