Find Your Creative Flow State

Find Your Creative Flow State

[MUSIC PLAYING] One of the most interesting phenomenons of human beings is our creativity, right? I mean our ability to transform the world, our ability to imagine new possibilities, our ability to probe the perimeters of possibility, remix the present to see into the adjacent possible, which Steven Johnson refers to as a shadow future

Where Are the Creative Jobs?

Where Are the Creative Jobs?

We all want an interesting job by which we mean one that allows for a high degree of creativity There used to be quite a lot of creative jobs around But they’ve been disappearing since at least the middle of the 19th century In that century the English art critic and social reformer John Ruskin

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Whenever something looks interesting, beautiful there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it, which means in this day and age that we will likely to reach for our phones and take picture. Though this might seem like an ideal solution, there is a big problem associated with it. We’re likely to be

Nonconformity and the Creative Life

Nonconformity and the Creative Life

So one of the prevailing motifs here on “Shots of Awe” is as human beings– as conscious agents– how do we resolve the inherent tension between wanting to realize– to fully realize– our potential, to realize ourselves as individuals who stand with dignity and resist the tug of conformity? How do we avoid succumbing to

Why Design Matters

Why Design Matters

Design is the posh word for thinking a lot about how stuff looks A designed object is one whose makers worked long and hard to get it just right Most of the world has sadly not been well designed, it’s full of office towers, door handles, bed, lamps, and plates, that have been deeply unloved

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ART/ARCHITECTURE: Andy Warhol

ART/ARCHITECTURE: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Was the most Glamorous Figure of 20th Century American Art Born in Pennsylvania in 1928 to czech parents he lived most of his life in New York Much about his life was eccentric He wore a silver wig, he liked to go to the dry cleaners and stand in the corner Enjoying the

RavenzCraft Arts Interview with Arith Härger

RavenzCraft Arts Interview with Arith Härger

Hello everyone, I hope I find you in good health I’m Arith Härger an archaeologist, historian and artist and before all of that – a pagan and here I am today to answer a couple of questions an interview by RavenzCraft arts Thank you very much for this opportunity. It’s an honor and obviously, thank

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