And if you’re intrigued and have a few minutes, I highly suggest reading Steve Clayton’s compelling story about what his two-year-old daughter has taught him about technology and the closing digital/physical divide.
I’m notorious for being too connected to my laptop (running multiple applications and bouncing between at least 5 tabs in my browser). But this often means that I get drawn in by emails, alerts, and checklists and don’t take time to process what I’m encountering, consider my own perspective, or actually make something.
So I’m scheduling out some “unplugged” time each day when I shut down my laptop and block out time to think, synthesize, reflect, and create something original.
And if I need a little more support breaking my addiction, maybe I should invest $10 for some Freedom.
So a question for you: how do you cultivate creative space?
Links to five things that have been inspiring me this week.
In no particular order:
Innovation/Leadership: Fast Company Design lifts up Apple and IKEA and offers an argument for why designers–not users–should drive innovation.
Wellness: Good.is reports that youth in a Naperville, Illinois, high school who participated in physical activity just before classes improved reading and math scores. What if we had fitness classes before
Education: RSA Animate offers a video illustration of one of Sir Ken Robinson’s talks on how our education systems are killing creativity.
Technology/Youth Ministry: danah boyd writes about teens, Twitter, and managing privacy in public. A favorite line from the article: “Access to content is not the same as access to interpretation.”
Ministry:Rachel Held Evans reflects on the Epic Fail Pastors’ Conference and encourages pastors to tell the truth and be more transparent with their own struggles.