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Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

While the deliberate practice approach tends to focus on highly specialized training and purposeful techniques designed for improvement within a specific field, creative experts tend to have broader interests and greater versatility compared to their less creative expert colleagues. Simonton investigated all 911 operas composed by all 59 composers who contributed to the standard classical […]
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[NSFWish] Yeasayer – “I Am Chemistry”

[Is that a smooshed-up Donald Trump face on one of those mangled bodies? Looks like yes.]
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“Models from Hell: How practical maquettes defined the original Doom…”

At the time, Greg Punchatz had a fledgling career in practical, make-up and animatronics special effects. Already he’d contributed to films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, RoboCop and its sequels, and Coming to America. These were projects where Punchatz learnt from the likes of Rob Bottin, Phil Tippett and Rick Baker, some […]
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Google News Lab/StoryUp VR Present: A Conversation on Immersive Storytelling

Streamed live on Apr 8, 2016 Join The News Lab and StoryUP VR as we discuss Immersive Storytelling with panelists. Questions include: What challenges have you had to overcome with VR storytelling? What are some of the tools/cues you’re using to direct the audience’s attention? Should we be directing the audience’s attention? How is storytelling […]
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Facebook’s Open Source VR Camera

  How can Facebook get more 360-degree video in the News Feed and VR content on Oculus? By inventing its own virtual reality camera from scratch and open sourcing it so people can build their own and start shooting. Source: Facebook unveils “Surround 360” open source VR camera | TechCrunch