Constraint-based creativity
By January 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Constraint-based creativity

My Electric Sky podcast didn’t hit stride until I had an epiphany.

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Can imagination save your life?
By January 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Can imagination save your life?

Jarrett Krosoczka’s talk is loaded with passion and highlights the importance of imagination and creativity in life.

CreatorCamp Ottawa 2012 is this Sunday
By November 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

CreatorCamp Ottawa 2012 is this Sunday

Exploring the creative process across disciplines: audio, photo, video, fabric arts, cooking, woodworking, sculpture, painting, poetry, stories, books, etc.

Cutthroat is not how they roll
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Cutthroat is not how they roll

One would expect a pool of gifted creative minds working in an industry that’s under significant pressure would be cutthroat-competitive. It turns out that’s not how they roll.

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Celebrate What’s Right eXposed: two positively disruptive creative projects
By September 2, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Celebrate What’s Right eXposed: two positively disruptive creative projects

Allow me a few minutes of your time to tell you about two positively disruptive creative projects.

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Conference Saturdays: What exactly am I writing?
By June 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: What exactly am I writing?

I met Brandon Wint in October 2011. It was at TEDxOttawa where he was scheduled to speak that afternoon. I didn’t make it through the morning program. It wasn’t the strong program I expect from a TEDx event, so Andrea and I left. As it turns out, Brandon captured the room. I’ve run in to […]

Conference Saturdays: Eggs. Act. Lie. The Perfect Failure
By June 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: Eggs. Act. Lie. The Perfect Failure

The seventh and final PAB conference, PAB2012, took place last weekend. It was a fantastically insightful and social weekend. The speaking program began with a keynote from Scott Florence, Artistic Director of the Ottawa theatre troupe Company of Fools. His talk focused on failing to save the show. Today’s video features excerpts from Scott’s talk titled Eggs. Act. […]

Colin Hay: a unique concert experience
By May 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Colin Hay: a unique concert experience

I’ve seen my favourite band of all time, The Police, twice (once with hair dyed for the occasion), Sting twice, Huey Lewis and the News and ZZ Top four times each, Eric Clapton twice and Dire Straits once. I’ve also seen Billy Joel, Buddy Guy, Crowded House, Mr. Mister, Howard Jones, the Thompson Twins and more. […]

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Conference Saturdays: The Unattended Moment in the Communication Jam
By May 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: The Unattended Moment in the Communication Jam

This year’s annual PAB Conference is the seventh and final in the franchise. That’s right. The conference which first brought together Canada’s podcasting community and ultimately evolved into an annual event which challenged participants to invest heavily in creativity and audience engagement is facing its final curtain in just over a month. PAB2012 is taking place at […]

Conference Saturdays: Creative process and teamwork
By April 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: Creative process and teamwork

Notwithstanding the fact that I’m an Arrested Development fanboy, there is a lot to learn about the creative process, chance, teamwork, dynamics and relationships from this outstanding and insightful panel — the producers and cast of Arrested Development at the 2011 New Yorker Festival this past October. This is worth the full one hour and […]

OK Go strikes again
By February 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

OK Go strikes again

It’s hard not to blog about these guys. Everything they do seems to incorporate a number of different creative ideas. Plus, they always look so serious when they’re doing the crazy stuff noone else has.

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Facilitating creativity
By October 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Facilitating creativity

There just isn’t enough space in my brain to make sense of all of my creative projects including those for my clients and my own hobby pursuits. I made that realization during a brainstorming session with Andrea Friday afternoon. We were in a Bridgehead coffee shop coming up with creative ways to help a client […]

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