creativity http://wamc.org en "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit http://wamc.org/post/creativity-perfect-crime-philippe-petit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer.</p><p>A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in <em>Creativity: The Perfect Crime</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/special-event-philippe-petit-creativity">Philippe Petit will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY tonight.</a></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91431 at http://wamc.org "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit "Why We Make Things And Why It Matters" By Peter Korn http://wamc.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters-peter-korn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Furniture making, practiced as a craft in the twenty-first century, is a decidedly marginal occupation. Yet the view from the periphery can be illuminating. For woodworker Peter Korn, the challenging work of bringing something new and meaningful into the world through one's own volition .</span></p><p>In <em>Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman</em>, Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87110 at http://wamc.org "Why We Make Things And Why It Matters" By Peter Korn Sir Ken Robinson http://wamc.org/post/sir-ken-robinson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader and advisor in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and business. His 2006 TED Talk about schools killing creativity is the most viewed in TED’s history. In 2011, he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65332 at http://wamc.org Sir Ken Robinson Paul Elisha: The Unaffordable Loss http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-unaffordable-loss <p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:41:59 +0000 Paul Elisha 63478 at http://wamc.org Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills http://wamc.org/post/janus-adams-writers-retreat-catskills <p>For five days, August 6th through the 10th, <a href="http://www.janusadams.com/">Janus Adams</a> will host a <a href="http://www.janusadams.com/WritersRetreat.html">Writer&rsquo;s Retreat in the Catskills</a>.<br /><br /> The hands-on workshop intensive is for new and seasoned writers with a work-in-progress. With space limited to 8 attendees, the program affords each participant time to write, read, reflect, share positive criticism, and grow in a supportive environment.<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:35:44 +0000 Joe Donahue 44499 at http://wamc.org Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills