Creativity Tweets of the Week — 6/24/11

Why attend a creativity conference in Cannes when you can instead read Creativity Tweets of the Week? Well, I can actually think of a few reasons why the French Riviera would still be in one’s travel plans.

CREATIVITY

  • Inspiring Creativity,” Cannes Lions Festival: This link will bring you to a treasure trove of material on creativity from a leading conference held this week on the French Riviera.
  • In January of 2008 I participated in a conference in Cannes. A few months later I spoke at a conference in Muncie, the Indiana Riviera.

    Affect Regulation and the Creative Artist,” Cheryl Arutt, Talent Develop: Art enables creatives to “act out” in a constructive way.

  • Banish Judgment, Boost Creativity,” Matthew May, Open Forum: Your voice of judgment can stop your creativity cold.
  • Thinking Twice About Creativity,” Andy Boynton, Forbes: We often hear that business leaders seek creative thinking. Do they really? And what does that mean?
  • The Artist’s Battle Within,” Bob Woody, Being Musical, Being Human:  A thoughtful post on the parallels between creative writing and creative music making.
  • Why Work When You Can Play?Josh Linkner: A short video that asks why musicians play guitar and sports professionals play football but we go to work?

WRITING

If you do happen to find yourself in Cannes, pull up a chair at a beachfront street cafe, enjoy some French press coffee, and visit The Artist’s Road on your smartphone. Just watch out for those crazy French scooter enthusiasts who seem to enjoy exploring sidewalks.

About Patrick Ross

I'm the author of Committed: A Memoir of the Artist's Road.

2 Responses to “Creativity Tweets of the Week — 6/24/11”

  1. “…Muncie, the Indiana Riviera.” Hahahahahaha! My husband and I lived in South Bend, IN for several years before we moved to DC. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t hear a Mellencamp song.

    • Hi Callie! The people I met in Muncie could not have been nicer, it was a very warm welcome I was given. I must say, though, the drive from the Indianapolis airport out to Muncie was not quite as, well, scenic as the drive from the airport in Nice to Cannes.

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