CreativeMornings is doing something a bit wild this Thursday/Friday (9/22-23) in collaboration with the remarkable London based organization called StreetWisdom.
We are celebrating 24h of waking up, around the world, with 1h sensory-tuning WalkShops. (Walking workshops) It’s free. It’s fun.
We are kicking off the 24h bonanza at 8:30am NYC Time on Thursday 9/22 as an official virtual NYC chapter event. Join us, from anywhere in the world. (If that time slot doesn’t work for you, you have 15 more to choose from, because you know, 24h!) All you need, is your phone, headphones, shoes and be ready to walk and wander.
Mark your calendars! Next Thursday, September 22, at 8:30AM ET, CreativeMornings/NYC is shooting the starting gun of a 24-hour global wander marathon!
Time travel with us for a moment. Last November, CM/NYC took to the streets for the first time under the guidance of creative nonprofit Street Wisdom’s founder David Pearl. Together we unlocked our minds and unblocked our creativity with every step.
So when our friends at Street Wisdom asked to join forces for a 24-hour around-the-world relay of their magical walkshops (i.e., walking workshops), we said YES. Best of all, we’re starting the marathon off in New York City! Join us for the first-leg of the World Wide Wander. You can partcipate from anywhere in the world. There are 16 timezone slots to choose from. Sign up and then join us from your phone and walk the streets with us, wherever you are.
I enjoyed this talk. In her first book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, multi-disciplinary artist and writer Jenny Odell argues that taking control of our attention from the capitalist forces determined to monetize it and reconnecting with the world around us is a critical form of resistance.
Adam Robinson shares some wonderful nuggets of wisdom in this DO Lectures talk from 2017. My favorite: “In any interaction, create fun and delight for the other person with enthusiasm!” And the notion of ‘rehearsing your best self’ every day.
Loving this talk by former Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler. With a simple four-square grid Yancey shifted his entire perspective on decision-making, his sense of self, and his relationship to the world. His concept of “Bentoism”, inspired by the Japanese bento box, is a way of framing your choices with an eye to the future, beyond your own self-interest, and with consideration for your community and the next generation. I’ll definitely be applying this to my life. Grateful.
Exactly a year ago I gave my most personal talk, sharing my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur and as a mom. I writing this from the DO Lectures 2019. I came back to this magical place, to just attend and soak it all in. No other event has ever touched me as much as DO.
This vulnerable talk by Grace Bonney hit me in the heart. In it she speaks on the last 15 years of running Design*Sponge and why 2019 will be her final year. She unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.
A few months back, the remarkable Oliver Jeffers spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC, telling us about his new book, why he became more political in his art, and why we need to take care of this world. Worth a listen.
Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert is my all-time favorite. It’s my go to when I need grounding and centering. I had *no* idea what happened leading up to the concert. As he arrived at the concert hall he noticed that the piano was out of tune. He was livid and said he couldn’t play. But he had empathy for the organizers and decided to conquer the challenge. Absolutely inspiring. He flipped a seemingly impossible situation. AIt became the most successful solo jazz album in history! Wonderful!
This summer, attending the Do Lectures in Wales, I gave the most personal talk of my life. I talk about my divorce and my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur. I admit, I am a bit nervous sharing this. Deep breaths.
I was lucky enough to experience this talk here in NYC, a few weeks ago, at a TED Salon. I walked away completely mesmerized by this glimpse into a world I didn’t even know existed. Thank you Alex Rosenthal for lifting the veil on one of the world’s most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt.
I got to experience this talk live, this past summer at the wonderful Do Lectures. Thank you internet for letting me watch it again. Duke is a wonderful human. Such a beautiful concept of embracing the beauty of not knowing but recognizing it feeling right.