Daily Creativity #0007

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Our game today takes place… wherever you want. Or even better, at no location in particular. We will explore everything around us throughout the day, searching for things or scenes inspired by the Clear Cut Seed. Our goal is to create a Photograph inspired by the things we discover during our creative exploration. If you read this guideline carefully, you will notice that you can create a photo at another place and time — you can even stage one. … Read More

Daily Creativity #0006

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today we are playing with an ordinary object — an everyday item we are familiar with and use for a specific task. Our challenge is to imagine a new use of that object. There are at least two ways to play this game. You could think of an object first and then look for inspiration for a new way to use it. Alternatively, you could look for inspiration and then apply it to an item that could be useful. … Read More

Daily Creativity #0005

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seeds We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Using Also the Constraint… Let’s Play Taking photos is now easier than ever before. Thanks to smartphones, most of us carry a camera with us wherever we go. And with it, many of us take hundreds if not thousands of photos a year — most of which will probably remain unused. And yet, each photo captures something we noticed and wanted to recall later. These unused photos are a kind of a time capsule — fragments that we can use not … Read More

Daily Creativity #0004

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Our game today begins with exploring anywhere you might be. This is the most generic Playground designed to practice creative exploration wherever you go. All you have to do is to look around you mindfully and using all your senses. When I started to play today, I was at home. I’ve picked the exploration Seed Houdini and began to look around me for inspiration. In my bedroom, I found our closet mirror. Obviously, it wasn’t a surprise. I see … Read More

Daily Creativity #0003

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Our Playground today is Google Earth. This is where we explore, observe, and discover surprising things we will then use as inspiration for our creation. To guide us in our exploration and focus our attention, we will use the Kandinsky Seed. How to play with the Seed in the Playground we’ve picked is entirely up to us. For example, you could read a bit about Kandinsky and navigate Google Earth to where Kandinsky was born or where he lived. … Read More

Daily Creativity #0002

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Today, we are playing with The News. This Playground, by itself, is open to various interpretations. You could explore the headlines or read a random article. You could play with a real newspaper or browse a news website. I decided to open the New-York Times website and explore its front page. We are using a Seed to tune into an unusual aspect and notice things we might otherwise ignore. The Seed we are playing with today is Color Blind. … Read More

Introducing: Daily Creativity

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Creativity is deceiving. On the one hand, we are all born creatives. Our mind is wired to be creative. It is programmed with the core skills — our creative muscles — required to explore, discover, wonder, imagine and create a new reality. These statements are backed up by research, but it is enough to watch children play and create to see the foundations of Creativity in action. On the other hand, Creativity cannot be turned on and off with a flip of a switch. Most of us are far less creative as adults than we were as kids. It is a gradual decline that is never apparent in real-time. When we do need to be creative — when we face a real challenge that calls for an innovative solution, or when an opportunity we should actively seize and follow passes by — our creative muscles might not be in optimal shape. Like our physical muscles, if we don’t use our creative skills regularly, they will degenerate. To realize our creative potential, Creativity must be practiced daily. Children do it naturally. The rest of us need to actively play and shake the dust off from our creative muscles to turn Creativity … Read More

Daily Creativity #0001

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play The random Playground card we’ve picked today sends us to play in An Amusement Park. I prefer to play early in the morning to start the day with some playful creativity, so this Playground imposes a challenge: a trip to an amusement park requires some planning and preparation. Luckily, you can have different kinds of experiences based on each Playground. And so, I decided to explore some amusement parks online. Initially, I thought of taking a virtual tour in … Read More

Back to School

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It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are a teacher or a parent (and obviously if you are a child), there’s that excitement in the air: a new school year is starting. This year, in many places worldwide, the excitement of a new school year is mixed with uncertainty and changes. In the past months, teachers, parents, and children had to adapt to a new (and in many cases still not entirely shaped) learning mode. Teaching is always a challenging, thoughtful work, and in times like these, it is even more so.

This is on us.

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The world has gone crazy. Politicians are burning down the house. Social networks amplify lies, hatred, and violence. Powerful people and organizations controlling the economy, and eventually us. And we… We mumble in disbelief, we post, we add some hashtags, and we move on with our lives. At least most of us do. Most of the time. Don’t blame the world. Don’t blame politicians. Don’t blame social networks. Don’t blame the powerful people. Blame the people who really allow this organized chaos to go on for years and decades. We should blame ourselves. Every time we see something shocking in the news and switch the channel — it’s on us. Every time we see wrongdoing, and we walk away — it’s on us. Every day we continue to work for companies that benefit from this twisted method — it’s on us. Every day we work for companies that don’t actively promote diversity and inclusion — it’s on us. Every time we post, share, and like in the same platforms that thrive when we think less, feel less, and empathize less — it’s on us. Every time we don’t go out and vote — it’s on us. Every day that passes … Read More