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  1. OR How to be creative? Is it just connecting things? Is a creative mind a fallacy? What is true creativity? What are the different levels of creativity? I have heard you mention the 'source self' as 'infinite creative potential'. How does one tap into this existential creativity? What is Genius? Why do all creative insights seem to come from alternating periods of intense focus and utter relaxation? What is the relationship between being a 'giver' in general and being a 'creative'?
  2. He won't talk about it in the whole video - just to fuck with our brains.
  3. Warning: Speculation ahead @iamnotahumanbeing@tenta I agree that it doesn't have anything to do with artificial intelligence and machine learning but these developments certainly will facilitate the development of the stage. Similar to how Red grew with development of weapons (enhancing one's power to exert force onto others), Blue developed with organized force and the invention of religion to keep the heretics (Red) in check. Distribution of Psychedelics (mystical experiences for everyone - "Can you pass the acid test?") had a role in the development of Green and Internet (Free distribution of information) had a role in the development of Yellow. Similarly, Artificial intelligence will certainly have a role to play, I cannot be sure what and to what extent. A better understanding would come out of comparing SD level with LOC (Level of Consciousness), there is a certain correlation.
  4. Leo, what do you do to maintain your creativity / creative output?
  5. Gay Hendricks: "You're where time comes from." Einstein: "Time and Space are relative" Enlightened masters: "Time does not exist" There is Newtonian time - scheduling, allocation etc and Einstein time - Being the source of time itself. This would make a great topic. A lot of mindfucks.
  6. I'm fairly certain what I want to do in my life. I want to be an independent New Media Artist, this is a budding field, and I have the following reasons: It allows me to combine my long-standing interests in computers/tech, psychology and Art I can make the viewers engage with the artwork on so many levels, it's incredible. A well-done piece can transform an individual forever Interactive/ user-centric generative art is a game changer. It's a whole new artform that has never been possible before It allows me to explore deep metaphysical questions, unlike any other medium It allows me to explore logic and algorithms -- giving me a way of understanding how, for example, natural patterns emerge - that fascinates me Most of the development in the field is only recent. I can be a pioneer in the field exploring the unknown, paving way for more researchers/artists. I have a natural ability to get the mood of a house, painting, music, sculpture (and people) and feel it through my bones And conversely, it's natural for me to imagine complimentary visuals when a sound is playing I can research further into archetypes, symbols, and perceptual psychology... and use them in my work, I can keep developing forever I can make people feel wonder.. again. Because existence IS anything but mundane, it's MAGICAL! Now, here are the issues: I recently quit my job as an Architect and currently have no source of income I am not skilled enough to develop even good-enough art in another 6 months at least, and As it's a budding field, there is very little market for the kind of exhibitions that I imagine As of now, I've no real cash-flow system in mind. I don't know what I'll sell and how It still feels like a pipe dream I am afraid of committing to one thing and 'feeling' that I missed on something - which despite being very unlikely to happen, is something I fear - and I hope will be tackled in the LP course While my parents are fairly supportive, living at my parents' home is stifling. I have a few ideas that can potentially support me financially while making me a better artist: Starting a YouTube channel- documenting my journey, exploring filmmaking, tinkering with electronics Long road Start to build a community which later may turn into appreciators of my work Gives me a 'voice' in the public Doesn't make any money until 1000 subs -at least 3 months of publishing quality content, SEO management, and being a wise ass strategic wizard with what I post Providing freelance 3D modeling/rendering services Doing freelance writing for Arch magazines Joining a lab/school working in this direction as an intern/entry level artist All of the above
  7. Just to add something relevant, not sure if this counts as 'Art', but looking at this has given me a lot of humility and inspiration. This is a screenshot of my desktop: This is live imagery of earth of sun setting over my current country of residence. It's like looking at myself zoomed out 1000x. The lines around Earth is a music visualizer. A reminder to the misguided sense of self-importance. This gets even more interesting when past about 10 PM when the sun gets visible. What is Art anyway?
  8. I think that the marketing strategy you use is highly dependent on what value you're providing. If it had been an impersonal product, Eben Pagan's marketing would have been way more useful. Most people do not really care about the hand-made quilts, howsoever cool you may think they are. While some may and they'll put the word out. Since you're a coach, personal recommendations are going to much more effective than an ad-I-didn't-ask-for before a YouTube video or on Facebook. Of all the personal/ business development ads I've seen on YouTube/FB, the only one I looked up is Tai Lopez because I had already heard of him from other sources - which is unlikely unless you're internet famous/notorious like him. However, the reach of personal recommendations is definitely limited in a sense. I'd say put 90% of your time and efforts in providing massive value and creating a following. For 10%, try doing effective ads and test the waters. Godin's strategy makes much more sense if your clients are internet-savvy millennials who already have a lot of choices on their fingertips. If your clients are middle-aged people, they MAY click an ad that solves their immediate problem/pain.
  9. @plutoIncredible! However, I always find the location and scale of an artwork are incredibly important to produce the desired effect. The first painting in a 20ft height room is tingling sensations and euphoria, in a passport size, it's a cool digital drawing someone made. I find Marina Abramovic's work stemming from pain, which is effective because pain, particularly physical, is familiar to most people. Plus, empathy aka 'mirror neurons' and there's art that made chills run down your spine. Except the core/source, many lessons to learn there. I found this fascinating article by Alex Grey on his meeting with Ken Wilber: https://www.alexgrey.com/media/writing/essays/for-ken-wilber/ Here are some excerpts: .. Where is the spiritually inclined, philosophically minded artist to turn?” And Ken replied, “My advice would be to go back to the German idealists like Schopenhauer. He was the last great philosopher to deal with the transcendental function of art. Joseph Campbell wrote a wonderful book called Creative Mythology, part of his Masks of God series of books. Campbell summarizes Schopenhauer’s aesthetics pretty well, so that would be the easiest entry to his thought. If you like it you can go for the original texts.” "Ken has given me other important pieces of personal advice such as the time he cautioned me in my tendencies to look superficially at lots of spiritual paths and not choose one. He advised me to develop an in-depth practice. He quoted an Asian proverb, “Chase many rabbits, catch none.” "A spiritual art must transform the artist and the viewer. In order for art to be transformative, it has to undo you. " "They must reach beyond the present limitations of their bodymind or ego to a higher level of consciousness and being. One could look at the process as “variations on a scream.” There is a violent painful birth to much great art. The artist has labor pains. It is the worst and the best. For the art to be spiritual, the artist has to be a better person after finishing the work than when they began it." "Conventional art is an expression of the self or world as it is now. Transcendental Art expresses something that you are not yet but that you can become…" "... So artists have to ask themselves, “Is my art just a way of affirming my mediocre whiney-ass self, or am I up to the challenge of spiritual transformation, reaching for the higher self and a deeper art?” A list of Ken Wilber’s Art writings on Art: 1. In the Eye of the Artist – Art and the Perennial Philosophy 1989 Sacred Mirrors -The Visionary Art of Alex Grey and the second edition of Eye To Eye. “Bad Art Copies, Good Art Creates, Great Art Transcends.” 2. Various passages from Sex, Ecology, Spirituality 1995 and A Brief History of Everything 1996 3. How Shall We See Art? – What and Where is Art? 1996 3 a. Integral Art and Literary Theory – Part I & Part II 4. Levels Of Art 1997 5. To See A World – Art and the I of the Beholder 1997 6. Foreword to Alex Grey's book, The Mission of Art 1998
  10. Okay, I'm enjoying this, so here we go: It's important to note that tier 2 starts with the transition of an individual from pre-programming to self-programming. This is one of the epiphanies that creates the transition from Green to Yellow. That is why highly intellectual people(who have had enough knowledge to gain a glimpse of the whole game) in stage blue may show Yellow characteristics (Jordan Peterson for example). The understanding that one can consciously create oneself fully blossoms in Turquoise when the wholeness of the earth becomes an existential reality. If nothing is required, Turquoise is at rest. If it is not required, why do something? Everything is great and nature is taking care of us all. All we need is alignment with the whole. (which may sound much wiser but somewhat similar to Stage Purple 'we must please the mysterious spirits') Coral may be founded on the research development of Yellow, particularly in areas of personal development - using AI, augmenting senses for specialized, superior perception, blending natural and artificial means for enhancing one's life experience and developing mind-body mastery. Mixing intense meditation and brain machines. Mixing psychedelics with say, sense deprivation chambers. It is important to understand that if you lack a solid grounding in Turquoise: if your meditations are not industrial grade (as Leo says), Coral is just a fantasy/cheap imitation of/by Stage Orange. If you're not grounded in the nuanced/systemic thinking of yellow and existential wholeness/interdependence developed at Turquoise, the unhealthy aspects of Coral thus developed will only wreak havoc. AI is not a shortcut, it's a mighty tool and must be handled as such. Turquoise understands individual as a manifestation of the whole and vice versa. Coral may seek to bring direction to the equilibrium thus produced. When each child knows, as is told in Isha Foundation's schools: Aham Brahmasmi (I am the cosmos), there will be a desire to break out and go further. Defining power as the ability to bring desired changes within oneself and onto the world. With the Internet and free dispersion of knowledge, each one of us is way more powerful than someone two decades back. This is basically what brought Yellow to the mainstream, which 3-4 decades back would have been a small circle of academic intellectuals. With further technological growth and deep learning (the ability of machines to learn on its own through input alone), we may find more and more seamless human-machine augmentation, making an individual much more powerful than currently imaginable, which might just be what manifests Coral. Anything beyond this is too far out for me to imagine/speculate, neither do I find it a productive discussion. [Edit] Found this really interesting article: https://medium.com/@sterlingcooley/coral-meme-spiral-dynamics-level-9-3db412799198
  11. @tenta Every occurring stage has a new set of concerns. You can see yellow as making sense of the complexity of the world and Turquoise as making earth a harmonious whole. The primary difference between tier 1 and tier 2 is the freedom from fear/compulsion. Yellow (Tier 2 Stage 1) is akin to Beige (Tier 1 Stage 1) in the sense that both have fresh untainted perspective and concern the individual. For Turquoise(Tier 2 Stage 2) the tribe is earth and the mystery of life much more experiential - akin to Purple (Tier 1 Stage 1) with less mystery and more mysticism. For Coral, there might be similarities with Red. Coinciding with Mars settlements expected in the coming decades, there might be a development of assertive, courageous, decisive and action-oriented individuals who deal with the uncertainties of exploring new planets. It's a matter of life and death again, what Red was very adept at taking care of. The primary difference would be incredibly larger circle of concern. I haven't read a lot and this is just speculation on my part.
  12. It's time for some good ol' philosophy! Life is an infinite game, society a multitude of finite games. Going to school is a game, raising children another
  13. The School Of Life overall is a very green move. The conclusion of the talk borderlines Yellow thinking.
  14. Not sure if this has been posted before.
  15. This? “‘As We Are’ is a fourteen-foot, 3D universal human head made from ribbons of ultra-bright, LED screens. In the back of the neck is a photo booth capable of taking 3D pictures. Once a visitor has their picture taken, they step out of the booth and their head is displayed on the giant head. The sculpture addresses the relationship between self and representation of self, asking the subject of the portrait to reconsider presence through magnification. It is intended to provide amusement and evoke larger discussions around the phenomena of social media, diversity, and the power dynamic of public art.” http://theinspirationgrid.com/as-we-are-interactive-art-installation-by-matthew-mohr/