We’re SlideShare Rockstars!!!!!

Posted by  admin —April 6, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

Last week, the crew at Slideshare noticed that my online slideshows were being ‘noticed’ by more and more people. So they sent me this email titled “You’re a SlideShare Rockstar” … “Hi GeoffBrown3231, We’ve noticed that your slideshow on SlideShare has been getting a LOT of views in the last 24 hours. Great job … you must be doing something right. 😉 Why don’t you tweet or blog this? Use the hashtag #bestofslideshare so we can track the conversation. Congratulations – SlideShare Team” Well! With my ego well and truely ‘tickled’, I then noticed that heaps of people were ‘favourite-ing’ …

 
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What I’ve Noticed on other Blogs

Posted by  admin —April 6, 2009
Filed in Uncategorized

Here’s some stuff that caught me eye and kept me reading on other blogs … we20 on the SurfCoast Viv McWaters reports and reflects on a we20 gathering on Victoria’s surfcoast “With the news of the G20 meeting in London ringing in our ears, 15 of us met on Friday 3 April to have our own we20 meeting. We firstly explored our challenges and decided upon utilising this crisis to stimulate change in the world for better – particularly in relation to consumerism and new models of economy as our focus.” Heather Davis writes about the same we20 event here …

 
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Building Blocks and Creativity

Posted by  admin —March 19, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Humor & Fun, Yes!And Improv

I’m on a roll! My last few posts have been inspired by my reading and reflections on Impro. Like any parent, I want my kids to thrive, be passionate and happy. I’d also like my kids to learn to improvise … or maybe slow down the un-learning process that happens as kids start to fear failure, judgement and criticism. I was playing with my eldest son last weekend … we were building structures with shapes. I noticed that Griff wasn’t happy with the end result. We were building structures slowly and we were ‘judging’ the building process with each move. …

 
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“There’s free stuff everywhere”

Posted by  admin —March 19, 2009
Filed in Yes!And Improv

As I continue to read Everything’s An Offer by Rob Poynton, light bulbs keep going off for me. I’m quite new to Improvisation – although, like all of us we improvise all of the time without knowing it. In the 90’s I used to watch a street act known as The 3 Canadians and I would marvel at their genius. These 3 guys could work a crowd of a dozen and incite a movement of hundreds who felt like they were participating in the performance. I always wondered how these 3 comedians created ‘so much’ from ‘so little’. Few props, …

 
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Art and communication

Posted by  admin —March 18, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Vizual Thinking

I was really drawn into this story … the use of high speed video and rapidly created art and words works for me. Creative productions like these by the crowd are, as fellow blogger Marty Maher would say … “Like Gold!”

 
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