Are You Intelligent? Are You Creative?

I have just discovered the brilliance of Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business.  In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.  He also has a few TED Talks available to watch online.  This is how I found him.  I was searching for TED Talks that were about the imagination, and found this gem in which he promotes and defends the need of the arts in schools, and so much more.

I also found this encouraging talk in which he challenges his audience to consider the meaning of intelligence and creativity.  I love it.

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

I want this blog to not only feature and document the work I’m making in grad school, but also keep a record of what inspires me.  I stumbled upon some TED Talks that I look forward to watching that will inform me in the topics that interest me such as creativity, the childlike spirit, and happiness.

The one I watched tonight and thoroughly enjoyed was Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play.

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).