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Innovation and Creativity Ezines and Newsletters shares a sampling of "ezines" and newsletters focused on creativity, creativity tools and innovation and innovation tools.
Energy Inventions provides news and information about innovative inventions and future technology.
Academic Earth offers thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars.
The Brainwaves® Center on Cape Cod is co-directed by Allen D. Bragdon and David Gamon, PhD. Allen D. Bragdon is the Founding Editor of Games magazine, author and a puzzle columnist. Dr. David Gamon is a researcher, author and teacher in the cognitive sciences. The Center provides training and targeted mental exercises in six zones of practical intelligence—memory and concentration; appropriate emotional response; executive planning; effective social interaction; language and computations skills; creative spatial and constructional functions. Their well-designed website shares knowledge in the applied value of research in the cognitive sciences. They also publish and sell books and a newsletter.
Cristina Andersson of Finland is an author,
educationalist and soprano. In collaboration with fellow musician
Collin Hansen, she has written a powerful book, The Winning Helix —
The Art of Learning and Manifesting Your True Potential, on
creating winning results with help of an intensive, dynamic and
conscious action-learning process, using the metaphor of the DNA double
helix. You can read the book for free here.
Kristrinah Talus-Ayala has an extensive website, The Center for Creativity, a "Studio for Expressive Arts in Self-development, Creativity and Psychotherapy". They're doing some really fine work in creativity, especially in art creativity, and providing a very needed place where women can find meaningful and sensitive self-expression.
Centerpointe Research Institute provides a high-tech program for meditation and mind development. It uses the Holosync® audio technology which, when listened to with stereo headphones, "stimulates the central nervous system to create deep meditation, boost mental abilities, create remarkable healing of emotional problems, and dramatically lower stress levels." On their web site you can listen to a free on-line demo.
Ralph Cerchione has a growing blog site whose purpose is to explore the idea of developing exceptional if not superhuman abilities from every possible angle. Links, reviews, articles, opinions.
was an e-community of
parents, teachers and other professionals working together to discuss
and develop new understandings of young children. It was oriented to
ways of developing human potential in all positive regards, not only
intellectual. It may sometime be revived under another title, but
this listing unfortunately got taken over by spammers and is no longer
The ChildWrite Project is generating, and starting to publish, children's story books modeling not what children should think but how to think and perceive. Explore the fascinating archives of this group which has been functioning as an eGroup.
Cleanlanguage.co.uk is the extensive website of The Centre for Symbolic Modelling, Clean Language and the Metaphor Therapy of David Grove. Good stuff. Win believes these people represent one of the major new perspectives now emerging for us on the human condition.
Colloquy is, to the best of our knowledge, the first high-IQ society based entirely on the Internet. It is created as a forum for the collegial sharing of thoughts, experiences, and creative expression among people of superior intelligence. The group's regent is Julia Cachia. Courtesy, congeniality and civility are the outstanding characteristics of the discourse among the members of Colloquy's egroup. Yahoo-groups registration required.
The Creative Education Foundation hosts an annual World Congress on Creativity late each June. The Foundation and its congress, known as The Creative Problem-Solving Institute, were founded a half century ago as the very start of the world-wide creativity movement. The Foundation also provides other events, an extensive library and catalog of resources, and training and consulting services. Project Renaissance's founder, Win Wenger, Ph.D., taught there each June at the Creative Problem-Solving Institute from 1977 to 2007 and feels that he has learned there much more than he has taught.
In the 1950s, Alex Osborn launched the world-wide creativity movement, at a time when everyone "knew," as so many today "know" to be the case with "intelligence," that "creativity" was something you were either born with or born without, not something that could be learned, practiced, taught. The Osborn-Parnes CPS Method is still the reference method for the creativity movement, and the annual Creative Problem-Solving Institute, at which our own Win Wenger taught for thirty years, has pretty much been the annual World Congress on creativity. Win acknowledges earlier years of the annual Creative Problem-Solving Institute as his own reference point and, indeed, pretty much his "spiritual home." The annual Institute often is one of the finest experiences you can find anywhere, any time.
Creativity for Innovation provides an overview of today's availability of organisations and websites that share the interest of creative thinking. More than 370 links are divided into 40 categories for the visitor's convenience.
Korzybsky's distinction of map from territory (in
General Semantics) has always seemed to us to be profoundly
consequential, one of the great ideas of modern world civilization.
Many who see this have for a very long time been seeking for a simpler,
easier-to-understand way to deal with and apply Korzybsky's involved,
world-changing concepts. The best may be yet to come, but a fair start
is made by Bruce and Susan Kodish in their new book, Drive
One of the more significant books
written last century was by John Curtis Gowan: Trance, Art
and Creativity. John was one of the brighter and more creative
minds around, and his insights on giftedness were infinitely ahead of
most of his fellow professionals. It is an indictment of numerous
institutions and interests that his book has been out of print for
twenty years. We are now delighted to advise that his son, John Gowan,
has put this entire great book free online for you as a memorial to his
father. I am ecstatic that this is once again available. Go read it and
Cliff Havener has a site that cites "cultural creatives (that...) exist in all segments of society." Most of these creatives feel like outcasts but are defined by a core of common values, across all segments of society and cultures. Cliff describes these common values in "the integrative view of life" in his book, Meaning — The Secret of Being Alive. This work defines what Havener sees as the main cultural transformation now going on all around us.
InnovationTools offers a focused, growing collection of the best innovation, creativity and brainstorming resources for entrepreneurs, innovators and other creative professionals, The brainchild of Chuck Frey, InnovationTools contains numerous articles on creativity, reviews of creativity software and books, an Innovation Weblog, news about innovation, links to great resources, and more.
The Learning Consortium is the joyful creation of Vanda North, designed to be a web portal for all the best people, products and programs that will assist you to 'Be the Best You Can Be!' Vanda specializes in 'Learning Differences' (Dyslexia; ADD, etc.) and has a series of seminars called 'The Art of Self Leadership'. Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious. Treat yourself to some of that TLC — Think, Learn, Create and Live.
The Learning Revolution is the website of Jeannette Vos, Ed.D., the co-author of The Learning Revolution, which has sold nearly 9 million copies in China and is also a best seller in Sweden and New Zealand. The International new edition was released in August 1999. Jeannette is an international corporate and educational trainer in accelerated learning and brain-compatible learning, with over 30 years' experience as an educator. She can be reached by email.
Liberty Zone passionately
addresses some of the terrible deficiencies of today's school system,
and Liberty Zone's Darlene Sartore is forming neighborhood Educare
Co-ops to implement far-reaching improvements. She is looking for
highly motivated individuals and quality thinkers to get involved. You
can reach her by email.
Joan McKenna has an extraordinary site. Joan is one of the conceptual and perceptual giants among us.
London-based Michael Breen is one of the top NLP master trainers in the world. His website, MBNLP.com, is superb by any standard. He conducts training courses like no other, and opportunities for one-on-one tutoring in his "academy". You can even listen to a special dialog between Michael and NLP master Eric Robbie on the website.
Paradigm Persuasion (formerly "Mindlink") is an enthusiastically eclectic assembly by Rick Ashby. As parent and teacher, he is host to the Childminds eGroup, and provides a wide range of other resources, insights, and highly independent perspectives. His tele-course teaches communication skills that open new opportunities and help you control your future.
We are not into memory techniques, believing understanding to be far more useful, important and rewarding. However, we want to acknowledge the Mind Tools Bookstore as an excellent resource center in mnemonics, invaluable for those to whom memory is an issue. Mind Tools Bookstore is also an outlet for Centerpoint and for holosync audio technology.
Moving Sound is Christoffer de Graal's great website about his special field of using music and movement to celebrate creativity and enhance communication. He conducts training courses, coaching, retreats, explorations for creative personal, professional and organisational development support for individuals and small teams. A trained musician, he received a Churchill Fellowship Award to research the transformational power of music around the world.
Silvia Hartmann's Project Sanctuary is an excellent resource for any explorer of the human mind, run by one of the savviest people around. Be sure to check into "the Gift." It is but one among several projects, including the bestseller on EFT, under her Starfields organization — "Inspiration, Information and Real Magic with Silvia Hartmann." A wealth of material beautifully presented. Spend some time there.
One of the great problems common among exceptionally gifted people is the feeling of aloneness and separateness. In our own two books of classroom methods for teaching the gifted, we've observed that the basic human nutrition is appropriate feedback, which the gifted tend to be by far the most deprived of. The Rocamora School has a center for addressing some of this separation issue, along with transformational resources and programs for adult awareness training.
SchoolWorld is a major world resource for teachers which has tens of thousands of schools and school systems participating. At first several school boards tried to block this perceived threat to their power, then ended up joining. Amazing the resources you will find there! Included is much material from Project Renaissance, courtesy of the Innovation Center in Dayton, Ohio, which is one of the first sectors you should look at on this site.
There is a website now, Socratic Learning that provides online tutoring, standards-based Socratic learning, and narrative-oriented academic camps. To get in, you'll need to register for username and password and then log in. One week free trial might be worth checking out.
Starfall is a charming site for kids from
kindergarten to second grade to learn to read through self-teaching.
Founded by Steve Schutz and his wife, poet Susan Polis, who also
founded the popular on-line greeting card company, Blue Mountain. The Polis-Schutz
family is passionate about making the world a better place. The free
online phonics program was put together by a talented team of artists,
teachers, and computer animators. There are many fun stories in
ascending levels, with clever graphics to connect the visual letters
with their spoken sounds. They also have special materials for teachers
Our Gravel Gulch
exhibit in CPS Techniques was only one take on the original
Osborn-Parnes procedure which launched the world-wide creativity
revolution in the 1950s. There have been many others, some of which
also break some new ground. Win has known Paul Rousseau for many years
and knows him to be a good man and a key leader in the creativity
movement. You can find Paul's Virtual Creative Assistants (VCA) at his Virtual
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