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What Causes Behavior Change?

My Behavior Model shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation, Ability, and Trigger. When a behavior does not occur, at least one of those three elements is missing.

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Charting Creativity: Signposts of a Hazy Territory

NY Times, Patricia Cohen, May 7, 2010

Grab a timer and set it for one minute. Now list as many creative uses for a brick as you can imagine. Go.

The question is part of a classic test for creativity, a quality that scientists are trying for the first time to track in the brain.

They hope to figure out precisely which biochemicals, electrical impulses and regions were used when, say, Picasso painted “Guernica,” or Louise Nevelson assembled her wooden sculptures. Using M.R.I. technology, researchers are monitoring what goes on inside a person’s brain while he or she engages in a creative task.

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Boris Guys, Art Power (MIT Press: 2008)

“Art becomes politically effective only when it is made outside the art market — in the context of direct political propaganda.” [7]

 
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open3DP's recipes

Open3DP’s Recipes are a really nice resource for those interested in experimenting with different materials for 3D printing. There’s a little bit of everything in there, from glass to porcelain to sugar.

Open3dp is a website hosted by the Solheim Rapid Prototyping Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department on the University of Washington campus. Its purpose is to disseminate information and foster a community of people interested in an open sharing of 3D printing information.

 
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To the enterprise community, brand perception is everything. With that in mind, one consultancy is predicting that by the end of 2013, 70 percent of businesses will have behavior and dress code policies for employees whose online avatars represent their...

 

G.R.L. The Complee7 First Season (Trailer)

GRL: The Complete First Season is this Sunday, May 4th @ 8PM at the MoMA. After the flick, talk with artists featured in the film, including Mark Jenkins, Leon Reid, Steve Lambert, the GRL and special guests + party to the music of Javelin. BYOPS! (Bring your own purple stuff).

More info here:
graffitiresearchlab.com/?page_id=142#video

Get tickets here:
moma.org/calendar/events.php?id=8571&ref=calendar

Cast: Evan Roth

 
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