Posts tagged ‘creativity’

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

I can’t keep secrets well.

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People


June 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

Fostering a love of music in your family

Fostering a love of music in your family – In The Parenthood –

The benefits of music education are well known: Playing an instrument can help the development of areas of the brain devoted to language and reasoning, reading music can help children understand fractions and proportional math and boost their abilities in science and technology, practicing music underscores the rewards of dedication and hard work, and performing in front of a crowd helps kids learn how to evaluate risk and handle anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, really.

In spite of this, music and arts education continues to be one of the first things on the chopping block as cash-strapped schools try to trim their budgets. What can parents do to bridge the gap at home?

May 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment


“Creativity is not so much about children becoming accomplished artists, as it is about expressing what’s inside. Expressing thoughts and feelings through art is important throughout childhood and in helping children develop into accomplished adults.”

Cheri Sterman, Crayola Corporation’s Director of Child Development

la Guitare à crayon

The idea behind “la Guitare à crayon” is to be able to paint and play music with the same instrument (crayon mean pencil in english). It’s a custom usb guitar with open source software: namely, pure data (for sound) and gimp, blender, flash (for visual).

May 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment

Do schools kill creativity?

Food for thought by Sir Ken Robinson

May 12, 2010 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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