habit zero #148

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one thing I observed   What is it you’re looking at, you might be wondering? Try to forget that for a second, and let yourself drown in this blue-greenish color and the mesmerizing geometric pattern. You might recognize this ceiling covering the entrance hall of the British Museum in London. I found it hypnotizing. I don’t know how (or if) to compare it to the real exhibits in the museum. But it was an eye candy that made me smile and imagine. one thing I thought of   We go to museums for the exhibits on display. But museums are often impressive buildings with irregular architecture and interior space design. Some spaces or elements within them can be fantastic to observe and explore. They might be great to get lost in. They might even be a work of art. Exploring the spaces between the formal exhibits is a fun exercise in shifting focus from the “main event” to something in the background, or something we didn’t intend to see. one thing to go   On your next museum visit, explore the spaces between the exhibits. Capture insights you find when observing them.  

habit zero #146

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one thing I observed   So, obviously, getting lost was only the first of many Insights from my short time in London. Some of them don’t have anything to do with London, except that I found them there, and that I was more observant than usual. And the Insight above is an excellent example of that. I found this Spiderman hat in the Tower of London, and maybe this adds some nice background story to the Insight. But what caught my eye is the clash between the old and the modern, and between the seriousness of the place and the lightness of this hat. But above all, when you ignore the context, the background story, and the fact that this is just a hat, this frame just happen to look like a scene from a Spiderman movie. Can you imagine Spiderman escaping this chamber? Or maybe, this bright light is a portal to another dimension in the Spider-Verse? one thing I thought of   Take two totally unrelated objects and put them together in the same frame, and magic can happen. Somehow, the interaction (and sometimes tension) between two objects (or an object and a context) even if placed arbitrarily … Read More

habit zero #092

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the challenge   We are going on a creative exploration today to search the streets for an Insight inspired by Disco. Let’s dance!

habit zero #087

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the challenge   What could be more natural than finding an animal in nature? Well, today we are on an exploration assignment in nature. But, since the Seed we got is really tightly coupled with the playground we are visiting, let’s make things more interesting. Let’s look for things pretending to be animals.

habit zero #085

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the challenge   It’s a free-challenge day, and the world is our playground. Let’s see what surprises are ahead…

habit zero #063

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the challenge   It’s free exploration day so anything interesting that catches your eyes is by definition an Insight. But let’s not settle with that. Take some time to look at the Insights you capture in depth and find even more interesting things in each of them.

habit zero #032

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the challenge   Today, we are not following a Seed. Or you could say we are following a generic Seed — the one letting us find something interesting that catches our eyes with no limitation, constraint, or trigger. It’s an invitation to observe the world with no specific intent except for being surprised or amazed by something and then reflect on what we find.

habit zero #022

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the challenge   Today, I am on a special assignment: a creative exploration on an art museum. You might wonder why is that even a challenge. Isn’t an art museum the place to see creative work? Well, yes. But that doesn’t mean we — the viewers — don’t play an important part in the game. The great thing about art is that once it becomes public, it is open to interpretation. Part of the magic created by art is taking place in our mind. And creative exploration is a great way in which we can become active observers.

habit zero #009

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the challenge   It’s exploration day and the Seed I randomly picked is the Tornado Seed. It is one of those Seeds that creates a vivid picture in your mind — you know how a tornado looks like, but where are you going to find one today? That the title of the Seed is very concrete and non-abstract might seem helpful, but in fact it makes the exploration assignment more challenging. If I really want to surprise myself, I might just need to break free from the image I have in my mind.

habit zero #001

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the challenge     My creative challenge for today is based on the Exploration Prism. It is a creative observation exercise which I can do throughout the day — it is a great way to turn dead-time into fun, creative time.