Secret of creativity according to science

I follow a lot of educational based accounts and people on twitter via my own account, so tend to check these on my morning commute and retweet anything I find interesting. This was an interesting link and study I want to go back to review later – This is the secret to creativity according to science. I thought it would be interesting to read and discuss this with pupils to get their take on it for higher order thinking, but also don’t want to overwhelm them and would need to be inclusive of all involved.

Glasshouse at sunrise

These are photos I took at the People’s Palace by at sunrise. They are a similar theme I like to explore looking at light in context of darkness. I think they would work well as a timelapse or video so you could see better the light changing over time. There’s the idea of going from darkness, through the golden hour and into daylight, then the day and back to the golden hour and back to darkness, before the cycle begins again.

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Watching the world go by

My Dad was and has always been an advocate for watching the world go by. I guess it is its own form of mindfulness.

I’ve had quite a lot going on conceptually this week behind the scenes, besides day to day school and lesson planning. Part of that is working out how to use timelapse and video as a basis for mixed media work, including considering locations, hardware and software.

I enjoy working with timelapse, but also I want to record video at the same time and I very much want to explore environment or create work that is environmentally based. Work that watches the world go by. I’m intrigued by change in light and by sunrise and sunset, but also momentary snapshots. There was a point before sunrise on the train this week where it stops to wait just before Carluke. A pinkish sky with windmill silhouettes slowly turning and bird silhouettes flying past. Those sorts of moments are meditative. I know it is that kind of meditative outcome I am looking to create, with a little more atmosphere and expression. The funny thing was, I didn’t take a photo – I just watched. I’m of the opinion there can be as much power in not taking a photo and enjoying the moment, as in snapping that moment. I also appreciate the contradiction there.

I have my Canon D600 DSLR, my Canon Legria G40, a couple of light weight tripods, my alarm clock and an iPad Pro on the way with an apple pencil. All of which are feeling decidedly digital. It will be interesting to see at what point I feel the need or appropriateness for more tactile options, like paint and pastels.