The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #261

This week we take a look at creativity (again), Wes Anderson, 4DWW, MBSR, how older movies imagined 2022, and more.

  1. How Do You See the World? People With Creative Personalities Really Do See the Things Differently | “As Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire explain in their book Wired to Create, the creativity of open people stems from a ‘drive for cognitive exploration of one’s inner and outer worlds’.”
  2. Why There’s So Much Symmetry In Wes Anderson Films | “Describe a movie or TV show as having a “Wes Anderson-style” look, and those familiar with the quirky director’s work will quickly form a picture in their mind. Anderson has become notorious for using the same set of stylistic techniques over and over in his films: smooth camera moves that stay in a single flat space; slow-motion shots (often depicting one or more people walking) set to vintage pop songs; highly detailed sets that look like life-size dollhouses. However, if there’s one visual aspect of his movies that stands out above all else, it’s perhaps their symmetrical compositions.”
  3. 5 things to consider that encourage creativity—but don’t devolve into chaos | “The founder and CEO of Ceros says that marrying that flow of creative chaos with some useful semblance of order is one of the most crucial parts of his daily job. Here’s what he’s learned about striking a balance.”
  4. Philipp Doringer’s cartographic design: from Bob Dylan to Vienna’s Second District | “Our Next Generation 2022 showcase shines a light on 22 outstanding graduates from around the globe, in seven creative fields. Here, we present Austrian Philipp Doringer, a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven.”
  5. 52 Things I Learned in 2021 | “For the last few years, I’ve been a fan of Tom Whitwell’s annual list of 52 things he learned during the past year — here’s his list for 2021. This year, I kept track of my own list, presented here in no particular order…”
  6. We moved to a 4-day workweek last year. Here’s how it’s going | “The founder and CEO of InDebted says that since implementing a 32-hour week, they found that employees are learning new ways to work smarter to deliver the same or better outcomes.”
  7. Here’s What Really Happened at That Company That Set a $70,000 Minimum Wage | “Dan Price decided to pay all 120 employees at least $70,000. Grown men cried. Profits soared. Then things got really crazy.”
  8. Stressed? Instead of distracting yourself, try paying closer attention | “When something sad, stressful or hurtful happens, so many of us look for a way to distract ourselves from the ensuing pain and discomfort. It may seem counterintuitive, but an effective way to manage our negative reactions to life’s stressors actually involves slowing down and paying very close attention, says Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).”
  9. Decades ago, movies imagined a futuristic 2022 | “Movies have been imagining the future for a long time. Perhaps faster-than-light-speed space travel and teleportation in Star Trek could still be in store for the 24th century, but we’ll have to wait 300 years to find out. But for movies from decades past, their distant future is now — 2022. Here are a few of them…”
  10. How Millennials and Gen-X Befriended Strangers in the Early Internet Days | “Pioneering digital communications in the 56k dial-up internet days.”