#Improvisation #training

Training: Why don't I have more ideas?

Reading time : 9 min

In front of this computer since hours, I’m looking for how to start this article. How the find the idea that will make it meaningful. I turn the music on and the distraction off and begin to look around me to think “outside the box”. Two hours ago I planned to write this article about the first improvisation training I did with my team. I’ve decided to train us on behavior and creativity topics. This training is about what I’m struggling with right now : How can I have more ideas? ...

#books #creativity #improvisation #mathematics

5 great books about creativity

Reading time : 5 min

Here are five great books about creativity. These are very good books where you can experience different aspect of creativity: How it became a culture in a creative company like Pixar (Creativity Inc), how one person can fight to maintain it in a huge industry (Orbiting the Giant Hairball), the importance of mistakes in the creative process (The Art of Making Mistakes), how an author can make crazy idea with everyday things (H2G2) and finally in the best example of Art&Science I know, magic (Magical Mathematics). ...

#books #creativity #improvisation #mistakes

The art of Making Mistakes, book review

Reading time : 5 min

As a Chief Technical Officer, I see my job as trying to notice as fast as possible our new mistakes and adapt. Working in an unknown environment with new technologies, avoiding mistakes is impossible. We do mistakes, all the time. Everything fails all the time. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web Services However, even in this environment, we can be sometimes scared to try something new because of the fear of failure, this is a human reflex that probably helped our ancestor to survive while dangerous animals ate more risky individuals. ...

#podcast #dev #tutorial

Tutorial : How to host, record and broadcast a podcast with distributed members

Reading time : 9 min

With Podcast Science, I host, record and broadcast a popular science podcast in French every week since 2010. We had a lot of trial and error to establish a setup that allowed us to : Host and record a podcast with participants in different places (we have people every week from France, Switzerland, Spain and US) Broadcast it live Play sounds and jingles Here is a fully detailed step-by-step tutorial with animated gif on how to setup your computer to make it a real live podcast studio! ...

#books #acting #improvisation

5 great books about acting

Reading time : 4 min

Here are 5 excellent books about acting. More than being only to learn how to acts, these books explore human behaviors and how to bring these behaviors on stage. Also, if you don’t perform, since improvisation is anywhere there is human communication you would be surprised how much you can learn from them. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} Subscribe to my newsletter to receive one new book recommendation every week. ...