Podcast of the Weekend 5: NYC Streets and Candids

And while we’re at it, we might as well do it right. We’re going on a trip to the past, because what are gloomy days if not for remembrance? One of the Met’s past photography Special Exhibitions features Leon Levinstein, one of “the unsung photographers of the twentieth century.” Despite existing in relative obscurity by Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 5: NYC Streets and Candids[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 27: Art of Horror

Mysterious, eerie, grostesque, dark, visceral, and abject are just a few of the words that come to mind when viewing the works of artists Gregory Crewdson, Ignacio F. Rodó, Arthur Tress, and Alison Schulnik. Their disturbing creations seem perfect then to capture the spirit of the holiday, in other words… Happy Halloween! GREGORY CREWDSON from his Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 27: Art of Horror[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 26: Happy National Cat Day!

Since the dawn of time… or more specifically 2005, people from all over the US have come together on this day, October 29th, to celebrate one thing: their mutual love of cats. Yes, CAAD readers, it’s National Cat Day. Celebrate by posting a picture of you and your favorite furry feline friend. However, if you Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 26: Happy National Cat Day![…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 25: Your Brain on Curiosity

What piques your curiosity? New science suggests that curiosity helps us learn, and not just because we might be more excited to learn about something that sparks our curiosity. So put your Limbic Reward System to work for you! If your job is to learn (hello college students), this research suggests that temporal proximity between those Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 25: Your Brain on Curiosity[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 24: Ferlinghetti’s Final Witching Hour

food for creative making, doing, and thinking There’s something about Fall. Maybe it’s the crumbling of leaves that resonates like restless souls, or the inevitable notion of impermanence: change made visible and inert leaves surrendering to the earth. What do autumn leaves remind you of? In Ferlinghetti’s poem, Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West, he thinks of Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 24: Ferlinghetti’s Final Witching Hour[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 22: If You Don’t Step On a Leaf, You Can…

  Around this time of year, colorful leaves begin to blanket the ground. Many people either step on them or, like this puppy, play in them. Those are not your only two options, though. BuzzFeed has developed a list of 16 Awesome DIY Projects You Can Make With Fall Foliage. Scroll through, find one (or Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 22: If You Don’t Step On a Leaf, You Can…[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 21: The Fall, it’s here!

food for creative making, doing, and thinking If the leaves set ablaze with color and the carpets of crimson that line the quad didn’t already let you know, it’s finally fall at Vassar! Though the arrival of a new season is nostalgic for the lovers of summer, who could deny the beauty of this transition? Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 21: The Fall, it’s here![…]