Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Jonah Lehrer, Rhodes Scholar, contributing writer to Seed Magazine, Wired, and Radiolab, author of "How We Decide" and "Proust was a Neuroscientist" just published an interesting article on his blog, "The Frontal Cortex"
The article describes how and why we lose our child-like creativity. In an experiment with undergrads, those instructed to think like 7 year olds were far more creative than those who were given no age association. Most profound were those described as introverts.
As we age, our brains grow larger and denser. The prefontal cortex becomes responsible for creating focused attention and inhibiting errant thoughts. We trade off youthful imagination for better function.
One bit of interesting evidence is that jazz musicians would supposedly "de-activate" their prefontal cortexes before performing to prevent the brain from interfering and inspiring worry. They were free to be creative and imaginative.
Read the entire article here.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Creative Connections is another great organization dedicated to creative professionals that we've befriended over the last few months. They are holding their annual trade show this Thursday. You owe it to your career to check them out, just for the networking alone.
• Keynote speakers
• Meet professional talents from all backgrounds
• It's FREE!
It's happening Thursday, Mar. 25 from 3-7.
It's at the Colorado Community Church, 1 block south of Hampden and Colorado Blvd.
Learn more at www.5280cc.com/tradeshow
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Pick a cliche and they all apply: You got to see it to believe it. A picture is worth a 1,000 words. It just keeps getting better and better.
Once the Paper Fashion Show 2010 came to a close, many started wondering how could we possibly top this in 2011. The answer's simple. It's us. All of us.
Let's start with the incredible commitment of our board members. Their passion was evident throughout the process and they made things happen. Then you have volunteers and ADCD members jumping on board and helping where needed. Then the sponsors, vendors, and media partners. Without their generous contributions, none of this would be possible. Together they put together a show that was memorable as it was magical.
And that magic shined through fantastic fashion designs. Long days and sleepless nights paid off as inspiration owned the runway. I was privileged to walk backstage as the models lined up, and you just knew. The night was going to rock with 800 people flashing cameras and screaming from the first minute to the last. Best of all, everyone's contributions went to assist the spectacular DAVA. So a big thank you to everyone, and we'll see you in 2011.
It just keeps getting better and better.
– Jay Roth/ADCD President
Here were the winning dresses:
1st Place: Museum of Outdoor Arts
2nd Place: CSK Group
3rd Place (tie): Blue Team
3rd Place (tie): Gen Fem
Audience Favorite: Philosophy Communication/Section 45
Friday, March 19, 2010
Pre-sale tickets for Paper Fashion Show are SOLD OUT.
A limited number of $30 tickets will be available at the door. Arrive early, doors open at 6pm!
Thank you, ADCD.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
With the hype and confusion of what the iPad may or may not be, this is a glimmer of hope for the future. It may even signify a few new worlds coming soon. High end motion publication and layout design that requires several new skills.
Ahh, the future never seemed so bright.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
If you haven't heard about this group yet, you should take a closer look. Great networking to be had for all types of creatives.
They meet fridays from 9-10:30 a.m. The tradeshow itself is an afternoon event. We'll be there, hope to see you too.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
In NYC there is a magical place called "Material ConneXion" where thousands of materials live in a research library of sorts for students and professionals to explore. You can check out their annual Medium Awards here and discover new materials like stingray skin and flexible concrete.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This is based in comic book technology. Designed by chemist George Whitesides, can diagnose HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and more! Put a drop of blood on one side and the colors will help doctors diagnose various diseases. This is purely brilliant thinking that should see the light of day.
Friend of ADCD and Denver's own Don Cudney has pulled together a video of his most recent work life and it may be the single largest reason to stop what you are doing and become a photographer. Pretty women, top CEO's, sports, travel. Though, it may not work for you, if you don't have has talent.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I don't know about you, but this is one of those things that just begs you to keep watching. When it is finished it should keep continuously looping for twenty four hours with nothing more than gravity, magnets, springs and know-how keeping it going. Bravo.