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View Resource Conversations about Creativity

For the most part, creative people tend to be rather engaging interview subjects, and this website corroborates that statement. Located on the Cecil Vortex site, this site brings together interviews with a wide range of creative types, including poets, web innovators, choreographers, visual artists, playwrights, clowns, stand-up comics, and screenwriters. Along the way, Cecil Vortex asks his...
View Resource Innovation Management

The world is faced with a number of pressing issues, including climate change, food security, and a range of public health epidemics, just to name a few. In an effort to inspire solutions, the Innovation Management site allows a wide range of creative thinkers, scientists, and policy experts to exchange ideas via their Open Innovation Marketplace. Currently, the site has over 14000 persons signed...
View Resource MindNode 1.5.3

Perhaps you have a thought you'd like to keep around? Maybe it's linked to several other thoughts? MindNode can help you out. Designed by Markus Mueller, this mindmapping application helps users develop thoughts new and old, and visitors can use them for to-do lists, brainstorming, and project management. The program can be customized to constrain node width and size, and also create multiple...
View Resource SURF

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the California Institute of Technology is designed to give "undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of leading scientists and engineers." At the end of their time at Caltech each summer the students give an oral presentation on SURF Seminar Day. Mary Ann Ahart and Carolyn Ash authored the SURF Talk Book,...
View Resource MASSCreative

MASSCreative works to empower "creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice that brings the attention and resources necessary to build vibrant, creative communities." The organization is supported by generous contributions from The Boston Foundation and Hunt Alternatives Fund. On the site, visitors can learn about about outreach efforts, which include seminars on business...

View Resource TED Talks: How schools kill creativity

Are schools killing creativity? That's the controversial claim that creativity expert Ken Robinson makes in this wildly popular TED talk, which has been viewed over 31 million times. Originally filmed in 2006, the thrust of Robinson's argument is that in school we train our children to get right answers. But getting right answers is not the fountainhead of creativity. Creativity, according to...