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Chaos and Creativity: 4 Steps to New Creative Power

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Creativity Challenge 2015 - Chaos and Creativity: 4 Steps 2 New Creative Power with Ruth Richards

This year in April the TLC Educational Trust hosted a Creativity Challenge. The theme of the conference was 'Crossing Boundaries'. It attracted a wealth of national and international speakers - the movers and shakers of creativity. Each speaker generously shared their own unique insights and perspectives. We recorded these talks so that we could share them with our students, friends, stakeholders and anyone else interested in the subject of creativity. 

About Ruth Richards:
Dr Ruth Richards from Saybrook University, USA, is a psychiatrist, educational psychologist, and one of the world’s leading scholars and researchers on creativity in everyday life. She has edited/coedited two related books and is authoring the forthcoming Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind.

She and colleagues from Harvard Medical School have shown, for everyday creativity, that it is less what we do than how we do it! It is a way of life. And one that can be profoundly healthy, present, rich, and engaged, and can change our view of the world and ourselves.

Creativity Challenge 2015 - Dr. Ruth Richards from The Learning Connexion on Vimeo.

About The Talk:
Wake up!—Be the process!—Learn the flavours!—Follow the fractals! Chaos and complexity theory offer insights (metaphorical at minimum) into change and emergence (“whole is greater than sum of its parts”).

Consider weather forecasts, Internet, self-organising workgroups, and…? “Aha! Moments?” Creative mindstates? Edge-of-chaos? Beauty and awe? We are “open systems” in a sensitive, recursive and vastly interconnected dynamic—offering deep views of self and world, and new creative power.

About the Creativity Challenge Talks:
We will upload one Creativity Challenge video each week.

Watch them on our Vimeo channel here.

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