Improv Brain Warm Ups

Improv exercises can be a great way to warm-up the brain for creative thinking. Here are three easy activities you can do with your team to get the creative juices going. 1. Mind Meld Mind Meld is all about getting on the same page while thinking out of the box. Take a look at the… Read more

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Skill of Humor Part 2: Explore and Heighten

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Last week, we talked about the first principle of being funnier: sharing your point of view. This week we’re talking about step two: exploring and heightening that point of view. Improv teaches us how to do that. Improvisers at UCB, Second City, and ComedySportz accept and build, explore and heighten, and find the interesting thing… Read more

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Sources of Creative Inspiration

periodic table of bowie

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s an immersive experience that includes audio that changes based on where you are in the museum (similar to the beginning of the book Origin by Dan Brown). While there are a number of great things to take away from the exhibit… Read more

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The Hidden Structure of Creativity

In the near future, we will collaborate with AI-driven programs to unlock our own creativity (check out some Creative AI programs that already exist). How? Through an understanding of creative structures. Many people believe that creativity is about being unrestricted and free, that it involves waiting around for inspiration and is almost mystical in how it… Read more

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Improve Problem-Solving By Laughing More

the candle problem

You walk into a room where you find a table pushed against the back wall with three things on it: a book of matches, a box of tacks, and a candle. Above the table is a corkboard. Your instructions are to affix the candle to the corkboard in such a way that when you light the… Read more

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