The CreativeShare Compass is for people who wish to expand and deepen their imaginative abilities and options. This includes students, mid-career professionals, and boomers who will soon be entering the “encore” stage of their lives.
The blog will include links to thought-provoking and intriguing articles, videos, interviews, and book reviews. It will also include musings and practical suggestions about various creative opportunities afforded by the new digital media and rapid societal change.
Perhaps of most importance, it will feature “big picture” pieces that deal with personal expression and creative collaboration in an era of convulsive global change. Our relationship to nature and each other is in complete flux. We are living through one of the great shifts in human civilization and psychology. It can be fun trying to connect all the new and old dots…even if one ultimately fails to get it right and ends up slightly bewildered.
Simply lifting our heads out of the sand of the daily grind and engaging the zeitgeist has real meaning and potential utility.
The why of the arts, design, and cultural pursuits is often neglected or ridiculed in our highly turbulent and narcissistic commercial society. Yet it is our extraordinary creativity that ultimately defines us as human beings.
Any forward-thinking, technologically advanced nation can provide adequate housing, food, health care, and entertainment for all its citizen—while employing the labor of only a small portion of its workforce. For the first time in human history, hundreds of millions of people have enough income, intellect, and leisure to seriously ask what their life means, and what they might contribute to the world beyond their tax payments and day jobs.
I hope that this blog will tickle, charm, and amuse—and sometimes break through our cultural cocoon and present overlooked facets of the world in a new light.
Please feel free to email me links or comments. I will curate the submissions to the best of my ability and add regular entries to stimulate your thinking and doing.