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Artigos etiquetados “criatividade


Publicado em 29/08/2022

To love is to love another’s deviance. What makes you you and them them is how one deviates from the norm. (…) It’s about whether two people’s madnesses are compatible. To enter conflict consciously with doubt as a part of your ever-evolving history of perception is difficult, risky even, especially if the other person is not entering the conflit with an understanding of the principles of perception. Thus, in addition to humility, creativity requires courage because you are stepping into a space that your brain evolved to avoid.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018

In Fact

Publicado em 12/08/2022

What is interesting and ironic is that the more creative and intelligent the individual, the more difficult it can be to dissuade them from their anger response, since they are better at finding seemingly meaningful connections in what are in fact non-causal relationships, as well as creating internally consistent arguments that support their erroneous position, thus protecting them from uncertainty of ignorance.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018

In Case

Publicado em 08/08/2022

The importance of interconnectedness is reflected in the brain itself. In a creatively engaged mind there are higher levels of cortical activity… that is, more ideas generating heat both during moments of “inspiration” and in general. This is because patterns become more widely distributed and thus more connected and interactive. Inhibition also goes down, which means the voice in your mind that loves to shout the Physics of No speaks less often and less loudly. In case you were wondering some psychedelic drugs like those found in “magic mushrooms” have a similar effect on the brain.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Publicado em 26/06/2020

There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income.
I think the same thing is true of our idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.
—Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist, 2012

O título, apesar de aparentemente ser uma frase da mãe do autor do livro, é também um axioma atribuído a Wilf Hey, que vem dos primórdios da computação. É válido para a vida, a mediocridade gera mediocridade, que gera mais mediocridade. Stuff, são os tais cinco amigos próximos, confirmado pelo autor um pouco mais à frente — “You’re only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with”. Infelizmente não habito exactamente num país pródigo na partilha de técnicas, fórmulas, receitas, truques e conhecimento, ou do que quer que seja. O único problema de estar sozinho é a lentidão, bem acompanhado tudo é muitíssimo mais rápido. Sozinho, stuff são realmente coisas e sempre mais fáceis de escolher que as pessoas. E as coisas bonitas custam a maior parte das vezes o mesmo que as coisas feias.