habit zero #142

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one thing I observed   one thing I thought of   One easy way to turn an everyday object to something more enigmatic, unusual, or just something that catches one’s attention is by duplicating it. Somehow, the simple act of placing two identical or nearly identical objects in the same frame makes us stop for a second and pay closer attention. And strangely enough, sometimes when you are facing a problem, and you are trying to come up with a creative solution, duplicating the problem opens up new possibilities and offers fresh perspectives. Sounds strange? Try it! one thing to go   Look around you for twin objects. Try placing familiar objects in pairs, in the same frame. Try duplicating a problem you are trying to solve and reflect on what this does to the solution space.  

habit zero #141

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

one thing I observed   I spotted this sea monster at the port of Jaffa, rising from within the waves, entirely invisible except for its white, ominous teethes. It was hiding in plain sight and once discovered, it did everything to assimilate itself again in the blue waves. I managed to capture it in this photo just seconds before she was gone forever…. or before I had to continue my walk… one thing I thought of   So many amazing things are hiding in plain sight. One way to discover them is to ignore their context — to block the bigger picture — and to let yourself drown in the details. By intentionally not seeing the placement of an object, its entire shape, and its context, it becomes much easier to see it differently and give it a new meaning — to create a different reality around it. The sea surrounding this monster was nothing more than a blue wooden table, and the monster’s mouth was, in fact, a broken piece of the table’s top surface. From a distance, even a relatively close range, it was nothing more than that. Only when zooming-in — when omitting any trace of the … Read More

habit zero #128

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the challenge   Today, we will focus on taking a closer look at things. Throughout our creative exploration, we aim to observe and see things differently. But when I say “take a close look” today, I mean it literally: throughout the day, our creative Insights should be based on a close-up view. When we look at things in close-up — in some sense we take them out of context — we see them differently by definition.

habit zero #114

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the challenge   It’s an open-challenge day in Habit Zero. Look around you throughout the day and capture anything you find interesting. This is a chance to observe with no concrete objective. Just open your mind to what’s around you. And then, use it for reflection later today.

habit zero #107

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the challenge   Today we are playing with a ReShape Seed, which means we will use a visual trigger for exploration instead of a textual one. What discoveries are ahead? Let’s play and see.

habit zero #094

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the challenge   The Seed we are playing with today is partly a Seed and partly a Prism. It has an inherent constraint, but with it a great opportunity — an invitation to change your perspective. With the Eye in the Sky Seed we should look for an Insight from high above — a perspective we are not normally using when looking around us.

habit zero #064

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the challenge   Today we are playing with a ReShape Seed. We are on a creative exploration based not on a textual title but on an abstract shape. Let’s see what we can make of it.

habit zero #035

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the challenge   Today we are going to play with a very special Prism from the ReMix Prism collection. A ReMix Prism takes different types of Seeds or other Prisms and mix them together to create an extra-special creative challenge. The Prism we are playing with today is the Shape a Character Prism. Here’s the deal: you get a ReShape Seed — a Seed with a graphical shape instead of a title, and a Character Seed. The assignment is to write a description of the shape as the character would… and then explore and capture an Insight inspired by what we wrote. Here’s the two Seeds for this challenge. my insight   This strange shape is a deformed sand clock floating in the air. But it isn’t just a regular sand clock used to measure time. It’s a Thoughts Clock. It contains one’s thoughts drifting from the real world to the surreal world. Once the upper container becomes empty, you are totally immersed in your dream-world. Until the sand clock turns over and then you wake up into reality. When I first saw the ReShape Seed, I immediately thought of a sand clock. When Dali came into the picture, I … Read More

habit zero #029

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the challenge I was planning to go on a hike outside the city today, and the Prism I got was a perfect fit. When playing Where No One Has Gone Before I should find a spot with a unique point of view and play with a Seed there.

The Glass is Half…

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Are you the type of person who sees the glass half full or do you tend to see the glass half empty? Which is better? Maybe you need to be a little bit of both. And maybe you just need to focus on the glass! Many of us are obsessed with dividing the world into simple groups (I might have just done the same thing). You are either an optimistic or a pessimistic. You either see the glass this way or that way. But such clear-cut distinction prevents us from generating new ideas or creative solutions to whatever it is we are facing. The effective way to come up with an original thought about anything relies on your ability to continually change your perspective.