creativity

Reflections from Ross: Art, Tech, and Civic Life in NYC

I’m writing this week's post from Civic Hall in NYC, a fantastic co-working, gathering, and events space just around the corner from Techonomy's office on West 22nd Street. There I bumped into organizers of the...

Glowing Rabbits and Sculptures That Breathe: The Rise of BioArt

“BioArt” is a growing movement that involves either using living organisms as part of a work of art or imitating life processes and biological research to create art that critiques or embraces life sciences. Artists...

Detroit Is No Blank Canvas: Why Creativity Pays Here

"Detroit is a blank canvas." I cringe every time I hear this phrase, even though it's used by people who mean well. To say something that references "emptiness" regarding a city founded in 1701 is...

Startup Creativity Flourishes at NY Tech Day

There seems no limit to the business ideas the Internet can spawn. More than 400 tech startups, most of them dot-coms and 75% New York-based, exhibited at NY Tech Day on April 25. Some presented...

Is Curating as Good as Photographing? Digital Camera Technology Is Transforming an Art

Aperture Foundation sparked one of the longest, liveliest, and most viral comment threads in the organization’s online history recently when it announced the upcoming publication of Doug Rickard’s A New American Picture. The hardcover collection...

Gary Hamel on How Big Companies Inhibit Employee Creativity

In this video from Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Gary Hamel, director of Management Lab, challenges companies to let employees have the same financial and creative flexibility on the job that that they have at...