How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation

See on Scoop.it – Chaos and Uncertainty “In Creative Intelligence, Bruce Nussbaum argues that building a space away from normal activity, where people trust each other and agree to behave by a different set of rituals, is key to enhancing a team’s creative capability.” Zan Chandler‘s insight: Excerpt from the fastcodesign article: “In a recent Harvard Business Review article, the sculptor Richard Serra, known for his huge installations of sheet metal bent into spirals, ellipses, and arcs, explained his process: “In play you don’t foresee an end product. It allows you to suspend judgment. Often the solution to one problem…

The New Power of Memory

See on Scoop.it – Chaos and Uncertainty Sharp recall skills have proven themselves key to future success, scientists have found. A look at what some call mental time travel. Zan Chandler‘s insight: A few excerpts from the article: “What the scientists showed could have implications not just for those who suffer memory loss, like the elderly, but young adults and their ability to plan and socialize. The researchers are also following up what they’ve found by trying to see whether the ability to recall past events may be related to creativity and imagination.” “The capacity to come up with detailed…

If the world lived in a single city

See on Scoop.it – Chaos and Uncertainty Zan Chandler‘s insight: Fascinating to view the world’s population (estimated at just under 7 billion people) based on urban densities similar to several of the world’s cities. I had no idea that Paris was so much more densely packed than my hometown, London.   See on flowingdata.com

Hacking Hollywood: How Digital Insurgents Are Disrupting Film

See on Scoop.it – Film Futures Powerful technological forces are at disrupting Hollywood. With the help of “hacker” filmmakers, the landscape will be up-ended in the coming years. Zan Chandler‘s insight: One constant in our world is that everything changes. Everything began somewhere and will end somewhere else. Some things change very quickly. Others take millennia to run their course. Seduced by how stable things appear to be in the short term, we wander around thinking that the world’s current state will continue into the future. Many great people, organizations and civilizations have fallen victim to this sort of thinking….

How ‘Minority Report’ Trapped Us In A World Of Bad Interfaces

See on Scoop.it – Chaos and Uncertainty “Human hands and fingers are good at feeling texture and detail, and good at gripping things—neither of which touch interfaces take advantage of.” Zan Chandler‘s insight: In the case of computers, the movies have envisioned the future in a way that looks good for the camera but doesn’t really take advantage of the natural use of our limbs. The author goes on to say “The real future of interfaces will take advantage of our natural abilities to tell the difference between textures, to use our hands to do things without looking at them—they’ll…

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