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A DAY IN GOOGLE PLUS Enjoy a day in G+ and get to know nice people! Join the tour with me! – We drink a coffee here – take a cup! It is made with love! – For coffee we have a cake via +John Kellden: http://goo.gl/5o5NS – We wish good morning via +Thomas Morffew: http://goo.gl/Q76jw – We learn something about art via +Susanne Ramharter: http://goo.gl/DVpjb – We go shopping and buy spices for our lunch via +Mike Elgan: http://goo.gl/JXRiQ – With these spices we cook “Chicken Fried Rice” via +Larry Fournillier: http://goo.gl/LmBL2 – We learn about consumerism and buycotting via +Gideon Rosenblatt: http://goo.gl/Cwvjp – We fetch us tips for our next holiday via +Jaana Nyström: http://goo.gl/BMQUs – We watch a video for entrepreneurs via +Denis Labelle: http://goo.gl/3WLol – We play a word game app via +Jari Huomo: http://goo.gl/KePCC – We read business news via +Luis Galarza: http://goo.gl/fOfmg – We enjoy a photographic essay via +Ali Adelstein: http://goo.gl/OHLpq – We watch a video about Hangouts via +G+GoTo Gal: http://goo.gl/iuJZq I hope you enjoyed the tour … more to come! #adayingoogleplus
I love this idea by +Karin Sebelin , it's a very creative way to recommend others. It also got me thinking about what you could do with in terms of creating an ideal learning day; a timetable… wouldn't it be great if experts would also do a hangout on a particular theme, 30 mins perhaps… ideas ideas ideas… :)

How about a day conference using G+ communities, Google Docs and hangouts; Break out rooms; Games; Treasure hunts; Q&A; Keynotes; Workshops.

All food for thought… #fav  

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A DAY IN GOOGLE PLUS

Enjoy a day in G+ and get to know nice people! Join the tour with me!

- We drink a coffee here – take a cup!
It is made with love!
- For coffee we have a cake via +John Kellden:
http://goo.gl/5o5NS 
- We wish good morning via +Thomas Morffew:
http://goo.gl/Q76jw 
- We learn something about art via +Susanne Ramharter:
http://goo.gl/DVpjb
- We go shopping and buy spices for our lunch via +Mike Elgan: http://goo.gl/JXRiQ 
- With these spices we cook "Chicken Fried Rice" via +Larry Fournillier:
http://goo.gl/LmBL2 
- We learn about consumerism and buycotting via +Gideon Rosenblatt:
http://goo.gl/Cwvjp 
- We fetch us tips for our next holiday via +Jaana Nyström
http://goo.gl/BMQUs 
- We watch a video for entrepreneurs via +Denis Labelle:
http://goo.gl/3WLol 
- We play a word game app via +Jari Huomo:
http://goo.gl/KePCC 
- We read business news via +Luis Galarza:
http://goo.gl/fOfmg 
- We enjoy a photographic essay via +Ali Adelstein:
http://goo.gl/OHLpq 
- We watch a video about Hangouts via +G+GoTo Gal:
http://goo.gl/iuJZq

I hope you enjoyed the tour … more to come!

#adayingoogleplus  

Creative Thinking

One of the best posts on creativity I've read in a while…

Insight: "In other words: Instead of getting down to the “nitty-gritty” when trying to be creative, you should try to distance yourself from the problem you are solving."

"To come up with creative solutions to problems, your chances are increased by incorporating breaks into your work-flow."

"People who have participated in the creative stage are likely to be more motivated to carry out the group’s decision." ~ +Gregory Ciotti 

Via +Tommy Walker on FB

#fav   #creativity   #problemsolving  

Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!)
Creative thinking is an important part of producing things that people love. Here’s the science behind creative thought and ingenuity.

Thinking Outside (No box required)

Coming from the Lake District (Cumbria, UK), this image resonates big time. I've never seen anything so #creative in dry stone walling – amazing! Hope it inspires others to look at something rather bland, ie. a wall, and think, how can I make it more interesting, how can I add value to it.

Great way to start a Saturday – thanks to +Chris Cho for sharing. #fav  

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Never give up.

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Creativity, Creating The Conditions

Being asked to be more creative is one thing, having the conditions and environment is something completely different. I love this Dilbert cartoon as it just typifies the whole point – those who are doing creative jobs need to have environments that are creative and be surrounded by other creative people; get it wrong, and not a lot of creative work gets done. Simple really.

Source: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2012-03-29/

And Now for Something Completely Different

Thanks to +Andrew Kelsall for following me on Twitter today and for subsequently leading me to this beautiful video. The world is full of such creative talent, here’s a great example of just that – be warned it’s well, erm, just different. I’ve added the images from this site to paint the picture, this was the original tweet link: http://www.designsoak.com/brilliant-video-memory-tapes/

The full video (3:53) can be viewed via this link or via the link above.
http://vimeo.com/24637555

What do you think?

#design #creative #video #fun

Stay Strong And Live With Passion

#simple #inspiring #share #creative #enjoy

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Refreshing Little Video that points out the important things in life we often take for granted..
Stay Strong & Live with Passion
A reminder of the important things in life

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Do you get a positive or negative feeling when you hear the word ‘Hacker’?

Having an interesting/strange/semantic conversation on Twitter about the word ‘hacking’ and its relationship to creativity and programming this evening.

Would like to poll the question to a wider audience, so please also RT with your comment… thanks.

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    .@simbeckhampson why is that worrying? hacking is a form of creativity, something I try to encourage in teens I work with.

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        .@simbeckhampson not at all. I think you have a very narrow view of what hacking entails/requires. Have you ever taught kids programming?

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            Perhaps my hacker friends can help @simbeckhampson understand that hacking ≠ evil but does facilitate creativity.

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                .@simbeckhampson aren’t hackers just creative prgrmers? they manipulate & tinker, a la Turkle. R U familiar w/her work? http://j.mp/bUlEMY

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                    .@simbeckhampson You’ll have to read her published work to understand what I mean, then. And no, NOT all forms of hacking are illegal.

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                        .@simbeckhampson you have “cognitive development” & “learning” in your profile. I’m very surprised you think so negatively about hacking.

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                            .@simbeckhampson hoping you are familiar also w/Seymour Papert? http://j.mp/czIS1h his and Mitch Resnick’s Constructionsim IS ALL hacking

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                              1. Adrienne Michetti

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                                .@simbeckhampson Sure, I’ll ask my Twitter network right now. That’s 1,480 people (in theory).

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                                    Hey Polly peeps: do the words “hacking,” “tinker,” or “manipulate” seem dark/negative to you? do they sound illegal? cc @simbeckhampson

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                                      What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

                                      Just spent a good hour following links, listening to audio and watching videos from Nicholas Carr and I have to say, he’s nailing it! He was asked by ABC – ‘So, is there a solution?’ He replied,

                                      “Each of us is responsible for the choices we make and how we use or don’t use our minds… each of us has to ask hard questions… is the balance of thinking conducive to getting the most creative… the most introspective thought we can… and I think we’re losing this right now.”

                                      I also read that the book is not aimed at one particular generation, but more for everyone using the Internet. I guess my question has to be: How are we going to communicate this message to a younger audience? Will they listen or are they too engrossed in the medium to care?

                                      Link to the book > http://bit.ly/aDfMyY

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