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Inspire Yourself? September 22, 2008

Filed under: DEFINES CREATIVITY — thisislife @ 11:22 PM

Sometimes you need a boost to get CREATIVE content flowing, to get inspiration on ART

First thing, Get comfortable with yourself like your taste, favorites and try to implement in daily activity and CREATE YOUR “OWN” SELF. Then, Using your ruler, draw a straight line diagonally across page. Begin in the top left corner and draw down to the bottom right corner. Now do the same thing on the opposite side of your paper. Using your ruler, draw a line from the top right corner, diagonally down the page and ending at the bottom left corner. You should now have an “X” or your POSITIVE IMAGE / CHARACTERISTIC. Now, take your ruler and draw lines connecting to the other lines. You might make boxes of various sizes, or you might create something asymmetrical and interesting. Continue drawing connecting lines with your ruler until you are satisfied. Next step Since you are probably tired of drawing lines by now, go ahead and add free-hand curves to your design. Now is when your creativity will begin to blossom.
With color, you will bring your design to life and you may be surprised at how much you like it! For added punch you can go back and define your lines with heavy black marker. The more elements, the happier you’ll be with your inspiration piece.

The RESULT, you should be quite ready to spend the next few hours in the bliss known only to creative minds.


Perception is not merely Reception

Filed under: DEFINES CREATIVITY — thisislife @ 10:30 PM

Objective reality is just the brain’s best guess about what the eyes observe, the ears hear and the fingers touch.

Usually, we have own perception about something different with creativity. Like I say before, creativity cannot described by words, and picture. Creativity can diverse the meanings.


2 Men BEHIND Google

Filed under: PEOPLE — thisislife @ 10:13 PM
google founder

google founder

As a university student, you must know what Google is. Especially, SBM-ITB gives many case assignments (which are over my limit) that happened in world. For observation those cases, I usually “Googling” them. I think “the people” who found or built Google is very creative. It’s very helpful for me (it easier my way to get the answer) also for other people of course. It shares knowledge, information and data all around the world. With just clicking the “words” we can get much information that out of our expectation.

Google Inc. is a public company in U.S which acts as internet searcher and online ads. This company was built by Larry Page and Sergery Brin project. These 2 Men whose I described as “men with unlimited creativity”, was a Ph.D student in Stanford. Google in 1997 was registered with name “Google Inc” .Google’s pages have simple layouts and attract many internet users because of the easy usage. The name of “Google” comes from the wrong word from “Googol” that shows many numbers like 10100. Now the “Google” word has the own meanings in Oxford Dictionary, The searching machine to get Information. It patented at September 4th, 2006 with Lawrence Page as the inventor. They make “relaxed” working condition in Google Inc. This culture became number 1 from Fortune Magazine. Google’s philosophy is “You can generate money without some vandal, you can work serious without uniform and Work should be daring, daring should be fun”.

first google logo

first google logo

Google’s logos always change as the important day happen. When Christmas time, their logo became Santa Claus .When thanksgiving time, their logo become gifts and many more. It shows their creative idea to attract people. After the IPO in 2004, Brin, and Page request to cut their salary $1 for the balance the stock performance and their wealth that is direct cross.



In the first time, they only have a GARAGE as their workplace but in 2003 they have their own office complex, named “Googleplex”. Googleplex word is like Cineplex or Multiplex. The lobby is decorated by many lava lamp and piano. They make their employee can access the entertainment center on Googleplex. They always name their asset or product from Google word and change creatively. Like the name of Googling which means browsing with Google. There’re another men who made a new vocabulary on dictionary except them.

Brin and Page make there isn’t limitation or difference between Up, Middle, anddown employee’s position. They create teamwork and relaxed condition. It makes employees can explore their potential more and produce the best skill they had.


“KOLAK” Barterder

Filed under: NEWS — thisislife @ 5:42 AM

During Ramadhan, many new entrepreneurs try their luck in the food business as people are on the lookout for typical Ramadhan dishes and drinks, such as kolak. Kolak is a sweet compote made of cassava and banana in coconut milk. There are many budding entrepreneurs like Sandi on the city’s sidewalks. Even in Medan, there is Kolak Bartender

I always think Bartender’s image is identic with alcohols and liquor. But, I watched TV yesterday and I saw Kolak Bartenders…

The KOlak Bartenders make kolak with shaker. The components are still same with ordinary kolak which are bananas, kolang-kaling, candil etc. I was wondering how about the taste? maybe its little confusing us ya with the appearance.

Do you ever have thinking about blending kolak? nope. When I hear that news, i directly think,”WOW Its creative way very rare and different”

its bartenders very creative. they have their own way to attract customers with something “NEW”

its make people wondering the taste of this kolak. Me, actually curious about the taste, delicious or not? but the place is too far. I think almost all people in Medan, already tried this NEW KOLAK


Basic CREATIVITY September 21, 2008

Filed under: DEFINES CREATIVITY — thisislife @ 6:04 PM

Creativity is about the generation of ideas and divergent thinking.

The Creative Process: Creativity is a complex process and it is really a part of most non-programmed decisions. Creativity is not something which can be saved for special occasions.

I can tell based on the pictures, as a human we have 2 main sections in brain which are, right and left. Our right brain is divided into 4 sections like we can see the information from the picture.

Generally, Right-brain thinks creatively and left brain thinks logically. And most designers and creative professional use right-brain in the creative process. However, being successful takes more than being good at what we do. The function of left-brain is showing build a personal brand and making your presence felt.

Without creativity, humanity would still thrive in caves. There is no argument against creativity being an important aspect of our society, there is, however, a question whether creativity is spawned by mental disorder. Albert Einstein came up with ideas that seemed impossible or eccentric. Froyd’s psychology Theorems were laughed at, but now widely used and accepted. Both men were highly successful with their work. Einstein was considered a slow person and mentally in capable by his teachers. Froyd was an excellent student and was considered above average in all his school work. Both men were labeled as geniuses, and both men suffered from some kind of depression. Creativity must go beyond the bounds of what already is known or deductible by reason. It is creativity that is the soul of the inventor, painter or poet. Creativity is not equal among most people and in fact is hindered by self censorship, that inner voice of judgment that confines our creative spirit within the boundaries of what we deem acceptable. Creativity is the generation of novel, useful, and predictable ideas that may meet perceived needs or respond to opportunities for the organization. In other words; creativity is seeing analogies where no one else sees them. Actually creativity is the essential first step in innovation, which is vital to long term organizational success


Views on Creativity September 15, 2008

Filed under: DEFINES CREATIVITY — thisislife @ 3:27 PM

Traditional Views

In a long time ago, CREATIVITY was considered as irrational idea and intuitive mystic processes. “Old” people only think basically based on scientific and realistic, so they cannot accept what it is not in scientifically investigated. They only think about fact and logic. Also creative is out of the way made old people think it is bad.

Modern views

In modernization, people understand creativity even; they need it to keep easy their life. They think creative ideas do not emerge accidentally or randomly and comes from analyzable process. So it can be tested, explained and scientifically. “New” people think creativity can working with problem in a long period. With creativity, the problems can be solved with efficient ways. People feels creativity brings many advantages to their modern life or life with technology. By learning and involving in creative activity, people can practice it in their real life, for them or for helping other people.


Spaces Theory

Filed under: DEFINES CREATIVITY — thisislife @ 2:32 PM

Conceptual Spaces

Creativity is a matter of mapping and exploring structured conceptual spaces that have various dimensions, limits, pathways, and levels

Creative ideas emerge through in-depth exploration of an existing conceptual space

Deeply creative ideas transform and sometimes profoundly alter conceptual spaces. Exploration through complex spaces requires a great deal of effort

Example: Body grammar – a computer program producing varieties of line drawing. In behavioral, humans play with beach balls.

Klondyke spaces

“Gold is rare and might be isolated.” It is the concept of this theory

Leaving the current even only temporarily exhausted. The source may be risky

Gold may be absent and no one direction is obviously best

You cannot directly go to the gold, but experience or your way will helps