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The Creative Technologist

The Creative Technologist

Programming is an art form, yet we often view programming as a rote act. In this talk, we’ll explore the connections between the brain, technology, and creativity. You'll learn the benefits of creativity, how to practice it, and how you can use it to make you a better technologist and human.

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Corey Latislaw

August 24, 2017
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  1. THE Creative TECHNOLOGIST Corey Leigh Latislaw ✨ @corey_latislaw CoreyLatislaw.com

  2. BUT… ❝ I’m NOT creative! ❞

  3. ❝ The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships,

    or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. ❞
  4. TALENT or SKILL?

  5. None
  6. NEUROPLASTICITY Rewire your brain!

  7. Creativity IS NOT THE SAME AS ART

  8. ❝ The expression or application of human creative skill and

    imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. ❞
  9. ❝ Skill at doing a thing, acquired through practice. ❞

  10. Your BRAIN on CREATIVITY

  11. Expression

  12. FLOW

  13. Expanded THINKING

  14. Learning TRANSFER

  15. SUSTAINABLE

  16. Gratitude

  17. None
  18. FUNCTIONAL Artists

  19. None
  20. REDUCTIONISM breaking down problems • modeling

  21. Create ABSTRACTIONS

  22. GESTALT whole is greater than the sum of its parts

  23. Constraints SATISFACTION

  24. fun smashThePatriarchy() { speakTruthToPower() marchInTheStreets() buildOurOwnStructures() }

  25. AGILE

  26. BUILD Your Creative PROCESS

  27. Choose a MEDIUM

  28. None
  29. Sketchnoting

  30. None
  31. None
  32. Daily PRACTICE

  33. None
  34. 29%

  35. None
  36. VALUES

  37. INSPIRATION classes • podcasts • books • movies collection walks

    • nature • new people
  38. Create OUT LOUD

  39. Inner CRITIC

  40. EXPERIMENT!

  41. None
  42. ❤ Corey Leigh Latislaw @corey_latislaw