Book Review: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

The myth

It is often suggested that creativity is a privilege of the chosen few. In his book, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas, David Burkus (2014) demystifies how people and companies truly generate innovative ideas. Juxtaposing data with simple, real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics, Burkus argues that our creative potential is most hindered by our attachment to the ten most common myths of creativity: Eureka, Breed, Originality, Expert, Incentive, Lone Creator, Brainstorming, Cohesive, Constraints, and Mousetrap. Read more…

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014: Highlights of the Night

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On the evening of October 4th, 2014, ignoring the cold weather, thousands of people ventured out into the streets of downtown Toronto for a free all-night adventure in contemporary art scene. There were 130 art installations unleashed throughout parts of the city. Continue reading

Interview with Kayla Altman on ‘The Politics of Being Ugly’

Kayla Altman

Kayla Altman is a Toronto artist, poet, writer, and editor. “The Politics of Being Ugly” is a collection of prose works, exploring the mundane and the bleak with a lens that is as whimsical as it is wry. My one-on-one interview with Kayla follows.

1. What is your background?

I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at OCAD University and completed a minor in English. At the same time – really, my minor ended up having a massive influence on everything  I did during my undergrad. After OCAD I went on to complete a certificate on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which I completed while maintaining a focus on accessibility and its alignment within arts and culture. Continue reading