Archives for category: Creativity



I snapped a few pics of the swings in action.

As the lights go down, the swings get their glow on.

Swings are for all ages.

I was at a creative conference in Montreal and I couldn’t resist going to check out this public art experiment I’d heard about at La Place des Arts. The project was designed by the company Daily Tous Les Jours and several partners. With the help of Luc-Alain Giraldeau, an animal behaviour professor, they explored the topic of cooperation. The idea was based on the principle that together, people achieve better things than separately.

The result was a giant collective instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggered different notes and all the swings together composed a piece. Some sounds only emerged from cooperation. This project brought together people of all ages and backgrounds, and made great use of a public space where people were generally standing waiting for public buses. Loved the concept!

C2-MTL Conference, Montreal 2012

What happens when you combine the creative and innovative super powers of Sid Lee, Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and Fast Company? You get a killer creative conference called C2-MTL. This was by far the more original and interesting creative conference I’ve attended to date. Leave it to the Montrealers!

The stage at C2-MTL 2012

Cirque du Soleil at C2-MTL

Amazing performances by Cirque du Soleil for some evening entertainment

Hey, if you’re going to promote a book, you may as well entertain and educate people in the process. This is a fun little promotional video for the book, “Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steven Johnson.

This instrument is too cool for words. Absolut sponsored Jeff and Dan to create and build it. Loved it! I met Jeff at an MIT Media Lab conference over the weekend and they’re seeking a more permanent home for the Absolut Quartet. Contact me if you have ideas.