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May 18, 2012 8:59 PM

Learning About Creativity By Watching Creative Types

Observing creative types is an amazing way to think more creatively.

Next week, I'll be spending the majority of my days attending a global conference called, C2 MTL (our agency, Twist Image, also handled some of the social media marketing). Along with hosting a very special lunch event with musician, David Usher, I'll also be sharing the stage with Arianna Huffington. Beyond those more formal activities, I'll be sitting in the crowd soaking in the content as the conference focuses on the collision between creativity and commerce. It should be quite the event (and it's probably not too late if you want to attend). There must be something in the air, because there's an amazing new presentation by Clay Shirky (Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus) from the PSFK Conference NYC. Shirky (a professor from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University) walks through five fascinating student projects that will truly get you thinking about the level of creativity that you bring to work each and every day...

By Mitch Joel

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  • Posted by Joseph Ratliff
    Mitch Joel

    Clay Shirky is one of those thought leaders who I wish was more "mainstream." The guy is such a deep thinker, yet explains things so simply... it would be good for more people to consume his thoughts (video, text, whatever).

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