Monthly Archives: January 2011

New uses for old inventions

So, some egg-headed bureaucrats in the EU decided that incandescent light bulbs are EEEEVIL™ and must be banned. Never mind that many people prefer incandescent bulbs over compact fluorescent bulbs (those odd-looking ones that Mark Steyn has dubbed “curly-fry” light … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Improvisation

Seed magazine has a fascinating article describing some recent studies of what goes on in the brain of a musician who’s improvising–that is, composing and performing music on the fly. There is something fascinating about the act of musical improvisation—that … Continue reading

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How to Kill Creativity

Daphne Gray-Grant has a nice list of 5 things you should do if you want to smother creativity before it can draw a single breath. (And if you don’t want to kill creativity, I assume that you’re clever enough to … Continue reading

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