# Meeting of the Minds: Creative

• May 30, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Room 1407 - Stem Building

What's the format you ask?  Creative stuff.  Interactive and hopefully fun!

• ##### Gillian

This was a fun and unexpected exploration of creativity: drawing faces, marsh mallows and spaghetti, plus IDEO CEO Tim Brown on TED!

May 31, 2012

• ##### Glenys

At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/e...­ Also check out Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
http://www.ted.com/talks/steven...­

May 30, 2012

• ##### Michael

Creative Circle, a leading placement agency is conducting interviews for creative projects at your convenience at our offices. Please attend to pass our Obedience Test and Corporate Hazing to see if you've got what it takes for us to be your middle man.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

1.22
Let me ask you, at 5 minutes before twelve, and the bottle's only 3% full and there's 97% open space just yearning for development... how many of you would realize there was a problem?

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

0.52
At what time was the bottle half full? You'll get answers like 11:30 am. No, this is steady growth. It doubles in number every minute. It'll be half full at 1 minute before 12.

1.11
Second question, if you were an average bacterium in that bottle, at what time would you first realize that you were running out of space? At 12 noon the bottle's full. 1 minute before it's half full. 2 minutes before it's a quarter full. Then an eighth and a sixteenth.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

0.20
If you have one bacteria, and they grow by doubling, and 1 bacteria divides to become 2, then 2 divided to become 4, then 4 becomes 8, 16 and so on. Now that's steady growth. Just ordinary growth!

If they double in number every minute, say you have just 1 bacterium in a empty bottle starting at 11 in the morning. If you observe the bottle's full at 12 noon, then you have a case of steady growth in a finite environment.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

Here's more on the exponential speed:

Limits to Growth – Bacteria in a Bottle

Retired physics professor Al Bartlett (to whom the GrowthBusters movie was dedicated), is world famous both for his Laws Related to Sustainability and his lecture about exponential growth.

0.15
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

So basically everything is going to crap in a hand basket just as Revelations predicts. The only thing not mentioned is the exponential speed part. Humans don't intuitively grasp the exponential mean. So I believe all we can do is treat each other a lovingly as possible as we watch the whole world go to crap in a hand basket at exponential speed.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

Peter Singer head of philosophy at Princeton did the fifth grade math in a 1999 NYT essay. By studying world statistics on overpopulation and over-consumption he found, if we're getting and spending more than 30k per year we're basically guilty of murder.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

Any child born after the mid '80's should not exist. That is the time our planet surpassed it's population carrying capacity. http://motionista.blogspot.com/...­

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

It’s all laid out, (National Geographic, March 2011, page 72) in the chart graphic of a 3 dimensional cube. One axis measures population, the other measures technology based on patents. The third axis measures affluence based on GDP. Affluence is a euphemism for over-consumption gently directed to the National Geographic readership. Notice how the vertical axis of affluence adds to the shocking exponential growth after 1950.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

Freidonna have you connected with the top 10 submitters on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and so on? If you're not bringing these free workers into your tribe for repeat business off the 99design site then you're dismantling community. But with a seven year old I can see why you'd be driven to such measures.

May 23, 2012

• ##### Michael

There’s a 500 character limit here, so I’ll break this up.
I've never used 99 designs but I agree with you on that one point. A promoter said something that really struck a cord with me. "You're not stuck with one person's aesthetic."

1 · May 23, 2012

• ##### Freidonna G.

I love 99 designs. When, I was design illiterate, I had a person design a logo for me and she wanted me to pick out of the three she had created and I didn't like any of them- (my 7 yr old could've done better). She wanted to charge me more money to create more designs. With 99 designs, I like the fact that I don't have to rely on one person's design that may suck, and I love the fact that I have a bouquet of choices with 99designs. Love it! Wish I had thought of this business concept.

May 22, 2012

• ##### Michael

I wouldn't be surprised if they gamed the SEO so it would be buried.

May 22, 2012

• ##### Dan S.

Agreed. The design process (not just U.I.) is a collaborative group effort that is both rewarding and necessary. Simply paying for stock art will not net you the same R.O.I., attention, worth, etc. that a well executed end product will. Unless of course you were kidding, as previously stated.

May 22, 2012

• ##### Mark S

Michael, If you are serious about what you are saying about creatives, you are incredibly naive or just plain arrogant. Then again, perhaps you were only kidding.

May 22, 2012

• ##### Michael

Why should I care what creatives think? I can go on 99Designs.com and get hundreds of them to work for me for free!

May 22, 2012

• ##### Jim S

Hi Guys, Is there a basic format or agenda or particular subject being discussed. Or does it just go to whatever is hot

May 21, 2012

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