I had a snowball discovery of creativity day last week.
Up early researching Twirlr I noticed a reference to Matt Haughey in the Improv Everywhere blog post on Twirlr.
I followed up on the reference and found Matt’s blog and a Wikipedia page about him.
By happenchance Matt’s work led me to Sport Filter :
SportsFilter is a community weblog founded in 2002 where anyone can contribute a sports-related link and participate in discussions. The range of topics covers anything in the world of sports, from football, baseball, soccer, and the Olympics to sports personalities, culture and the impact of sports on society.
The link between Matt and SportsFilter is … “The seven founders developed the site with the programming and advice of MetaFilter publisher Matt Haughey.”
A couple of hours later I was on my car journey to Canberra and managed to listen to a Radio National By Design interview with Marc Newson. Marc is “the most acclaimed and influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.” Marc’s website is here.
With half an hour to go on my journey and reflecting on the energy Mark and Marc must have I discovered George Crum on Radio National’s Music Show and John Luther Adams on the same program. Both of them encouraged me to contemplate musical virtuosity.
In a short period of time I had a rapid burst of exposure to four very creative people and thought I could present them as examples of the flourishing of the imagination.
Creativity is Not device Dependent