1. Associative orientation: Imaginative, playful, have a wealth of ideas, ability to be committed, sliding transitions between fact and fiction.
2. Need for originality: Resists rules and conventions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does.
3. Motivation: Have a need to perform, goal oriented, innovative attitude, stamina to tackle difficult issues.
4. Ambition: Have a need to be influential, attract attention and recognition.
5. Flexibility: Have the ability to see different aspects of issues and come up with optimal solutions.
6. Low emotional stability: Have a tendency to experience negative emotions, greater fluctuations in moods and emotional state, failing self-confidence.
7. Low sociability: Have a tendency not to be very considerate, are obstinate and find faults and flaws in ideas and people.
Norwegian researchers find the 7 characteristics of highly creative people. Pair with John Cleese on 5 factors to make your life more creative and Ira Glass on the secret of success in creative work.
Particularly interesting and counter-intuitive is #6 – but then again, we do know that emotional excess is essential to creativity.(via explore-blog)
Resources from tonight’s lecture at Open Shutter Gallery, 5:30 p.m.
iPhone and Low-Fi Image Capture
Hope to see you there!
P.S. - I’m bringing kettle corn!
What comes at the end…
Way back this summer I promised that I would post images from my Recently Domesticated series. I soon regretted that statement because as the show went on, I realized that the power of this site-specific conceptual series was about more than just the imagery. See, each image was presented to the viewer along with a clipbook (that’s right a recycled book turned into a clipboard), so that people could share their perspective on domestication. There were several images represented themes like:
and this one, entitled “Discard”, represents over 20 years of journal writing. The paper is actually the pages ripped out of my journals. I took two weeks of reading through old thoughts and experiences and realized that the brain does not know the difference between something that was written years ago and the present moment (unless you consciously intellectualize it of course).
This piece is the artifact from a performance piece of me ripping out and wadding up each page, lying on the ground to get the outline of my body, taping it off and placing each piece inside the outline of this “presumed dead” character. It represents discarding the past and the possibility of rebirth.
The image measures 12 x 8” and is printed with a stand-out back for easy hanging as it elegantly sits off the wall. The price is $80, includes the accompanying pages from the clipbook and I’ll throw in the shipping.
Thanks for looking! This is the last of the images I will present in this series. All of the others images are in private collections.