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UPDATE: February 2014
ART IS A TECHNIQUE to HELP US SEE DIFFERENTLY...
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert at Burning Man, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
This was a discussion about a documentary on the event. JSB's insights begin around the 6 minute mark. "Artists are not included in our debate on how we build the economy for the future. They're excluded in our nation's emphasis on innovation which has been left to the STEM crowd. We're not thinking about designing for emergence. Innovation is about seeing the world differently. Who is better at helping us see the world differently than the artists?"
CULTIVATING the IMAGINATION
Why John Seely Brown Says We Should Look Beyond Creativity to Cultivate Imagination interview with Heather Chaplin
Wall Steet Journal: Why Imagination and Curiosity Matter More Than Ever
New Models of Learning, New Modes of Engagement - Cultivating Resilient Learners, Designers and Researchers for the 21st Century The Future of the Research University in a Global Age: De Lange Conference, Rice University, Houston (Feb. 2012)
The Play of Imagination: Extending the Literary Mind (PDF) w/ JSB's highlights
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES of THE FUTURE
Monitoring the Planet: Ecological Computing with David Rejeski (2001)
VIDEO "The Big Shift: From Scalable Efficiencey to Scalable Learning" and Hooding - commencement at Singapore Management University (25th July, 2013)
DOWNLOAD: Learning in and for the 21st Century (PDF)
The Power of the business matchmaker with John Hagel (Fortune)
"Knowledge is fundamentally changing from being contained within a corporation to being contained within ecosystems of partners." The Evolution of Innovation: An Interview with JSB (Research-Technology Management) James Euchner interviews JSB
Re-imagining Healthcare from an ecosystemic perspective
from THE BIG THINK
"...imagination and play actually go hand-in-hand because let's face it: the game today is, how do you connect the dots?"
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