The NoPhone

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What will you give to be able to disconnect (just for a while)? We are totally connected. At least most of us. We are always available, always updated, always being notified on something happening in some app on some device. At the same time we are totally disconnected… from the real world.

I’m Starting to Like This Place

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What happens when you ask kids to write down what they saw in a museum? Some pretty cool stuff! Kids are masters of observing. They see the most unexpected things, or the most trivial things we are already used to ignore. Their eyes are connected to their minds in the most profound way. Anything can be used as raw material for imagining, creating, or just thinking about the world around them.

Spice Up Your Calendar

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A new Jewish year is about to start in two weeks. The school year is just days away. So this time of the year is a great opportunity to invite you to open your calendar and spice it up with the new line of seempli events.

Observation Skills and Creativity

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How you see the world affects how you shape it. Any original or imaginative thought and any creation starts with observing the world first. How we perceive the world and what we see around us is the raw material (or the fuel) for our creativity. That is the idea at the basis of seempli. I wanted to start with practicing and improving the basic ability to observe the world, and then progress to seeing the world differently – with a twist. From that point, anything is possible.

5 Things to Discover on the Way to Your Summer Vacation

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It’s the peak of the summer vacation. Do you find yourself spending hours in line waiting for various attractions? Or maybe you are spending hours in the car on the way to your favourite resort? Are you stuck for hours on a plane? Well, it’s time to turn this dead time into fun time! Here are 5 fun (re)discoveries you can make with seempli on the way to your perfect vacation alone, with your loved one, or with your entire family:

Change the World

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“Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” — Terry Pratchett   These are not simple times. Too many horrible stories. Too many terrible things happen. No. They don’t just happen. They are actively done by people. Which makes it even more sad, or shocking, or both. We need to change the world. We have to. It’s up to us. And the only way to do it is to look around us, see the world – really see it, then deconstruct everything and see it differently. We have to change the story. Change the story, change the world. seempli you soon, Lidor

View Finder

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“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”  — Dorothea Lange What if I told you that you carry a magical device with you wherever your go. It can record reality, but it can also create one. It can capture stories, but it can also trigger the creation of new ones. It can help you remember, but it can also make you forget everything you thought you knew. A device that can document the world, and at the same time help you construct the world you imagine.

Change Your Perspective

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“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”                                                                                                                                 – Albert Einstein How many times have your heard the sentence “you’ve got to change your perspective”? At work, in relationships, or in the context of finding a creative solution to a problem, changing your perspective almost always guarantees surprising positive results. But how does one perform this magic? How can we simply change our perspective, especially if the original perspective is so rooted in our minds?

The Janitor

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I was working in an office building a couple of years ago. It was a regular building, with all the facilities you might expect an office building to have: a coffee machine, always ready to serve the next cup of coffee; a Xerox machine ready with A4 sheets; a clean refrigerator where you can store you lunch for later; and a group of janitors who made sure all these things you can’t do without just be there when you need them. So, every day I arrived to my office, and every now and then, when I saw one of the janitor I said ‘Good morning’, and sometimes I even waited for a second to hear their reply.

Can you see something which isn’t there?

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The process of observing the world is amazing. It starts optically with light reflected by objects captured in our eyes. But that’s just the beginning. It is our mind that does all the real work from that point onward: interpreting the signals, associating it with familiar memories and experiences, and sometimes even complementing the picture with things which aren’t really there. It’s magical. It’s mysterious. And, it’s always fascinating.