creativity

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed May 28, 2014

"Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit

    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.

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 Creativity: The Perfect Crime.

Philippe Petit will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY tonight.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed April 2, 2014

"Why We Make Things And Why It Matters" By Peter Korn

      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 .

In Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman, Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson

    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.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Paul Elisha: The Unaffordable Loss

Two days ago, this ninety-year-old and extremely unhappy American combat veteran discovered the one irreplaceable loss, he and thousands of fellow sufferers tragically could not afford.  For me, the catalyst was a simple yet vitally necessary pair of shoes.  Having problem feet created my necessity.  Creating the shoes is the proud tradition of the SAS Shoe Makers, of San Antonio, Texas.  Actually, they were organized on the Siesta Valley Ranch, outside of San Antonio, inspired by a time when pride in craftsmanship was the vital asset that fuelled the human condition.  That craftsmanship (

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills

from janusadams.com

For five days, August 6th through the 10th, Janus Adams will host a Writer’s Retreat in the Catskills.

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.

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