We are ushering in the new year with our first CS Presents of 2017 and it’s all about Creative Super Powers…
Do you remember what it was like to be a child. Go find a LEGO set and start to build off plan. Remember what it was like to be naturally creative (in the absence of a Lego set go to Youtube and watch the closing scene of the Lego movie )
How do you feel? Did it remind you of a time when life did not get in the way and everything was possible? A time when your imagination would run rife and it was easy to imagine yourself as a super hero. What was your super power? Flying at the speed of light, X-ray vision, invisibility or the ability to turn your brussel sprouts into ice cream.
In this CS Presents our speakers will be talking about the super powers which they believe represent a modern skillset for creative problem solving. Powers which will help you re-learn key traits often forgotten from childhood such as adaptability, curiosity, empathy and fearlessness. The super powers of Hacking, Making, Teaching and Thieving.
Expect to come away from this session inspired to develop your own super powers further in 2017 and to become a super hero in this new age of Creativity.
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Nicole Yershon, Founder, Innovation people – HACKER
There is a new hacker culture developing which goes far beyond the stereotype of a computer hacker. People with the hacker super power simply enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming the limitations of systems to achieve novel and creative solutions. They understand that making lots of small changes, testing and learning as you go along, can be far more effective than big solutions which take time and can be burdened with process and sign off.
Laura Jordan Bambach, Creative Partner, Mr President, Co-Founder, SheSays, President, D&AD – MAKER
Where does the new become tangible? Real? Who sets the vision of the future for others to follow? The British poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy (and Willy Wonka) once said “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”. It’s the experimentation, practical knowledge and the happy accidents of Maker that conceives of and breathes life into new ideas.
Laura will look at the Maker mindset, and how it propels creativity forward; from incredible craft, to skunkworks, to what we can learn from the world of invention.
Scott Morrison, Co-Founder, Think Spirit – TEACHER
"To teach thyself one must learn by doing”
A profound statement - but it’s not one that I found and translated from Ancient Greek or Latin. It’s something that is clearly etched in a generation of people hungry, not to engage in the classic paradigm of classroom teaching, but the endless curiosity of self-exploration; a passion for constantly growing and learning through personal experimentation.
Scott will explore this interesting shift from the passive ‘teacher’ definition to a dynamic, self-driven and highly active expression.
Mark Earls, Herdmeister, Herd Consultancy – THIEF
Our ability to copy is probably the most important superpower we have inherited from our human predecessors. It means we don’t have to store information or know-how within our individual skulls but use the brains of others to do so - to outsource the cognitive load. Like all superpowers it can be used for good or ill but not to use it at all - or not to acknowledge it is both dishonest to ourselves, our inheritance and our world. When used well, copying is the way to create new ideas and things, faster, better and with more fun.
The evening will be hosted by Daniele Fiandaca, Founder Mutant, Co-Founder Creative Social & Innovation Social and Editor & contributing author of Creative Super Powers.
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Big thanks as always to our partners:
Special thanks to our venue partners DigitasLBi for providing us with 'The home of Creative Social Presents..' a top notch venue for creative thinking.
Please note: This event is for agency folk, brand folk and students only