"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. 
In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to 
sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to 
their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves."

Rabindranth Tagore

Existential Intelligence is the sensitivity and capacity to engage questions about human existence – how we got here, whether we have a purpose, and whether there is meaning in Life. Existential intelligence embraces the exploration of aesthetics, philosophy, religion and values like beauty, truth, and goodness. A strong existential intelligence allows human beings to see their place in the big picture, be it in the classroom, community, world, or universe.

First proposed by Howard Gardner, existential intelligence is one of nine theorized intelligences and is considered to be amoral – that is, it and the other eight categories of human intelligence can be used either constructively or destructively.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Evolution is Good!

After a long hiatus, during which I created art work, and continued to write, lecture, and teach workshops, I am pleased to announce a switch to a new format - where I'll be posting reactions to articles on art and culture on a regular basis. You can find my new posts at http://www.scoop.it/t/creative-civilization - as part of a curatorial site called Scoop it. My page is Creative Civilization and here's how I describe my interests: "There are loads of articles out there on creativity and making art. I think the really engaging stuff considers what we make and why we make it. So you can expect the curating I do to focus on the surprising, the astounding, the thoughtful and the bizarre. And if that doesn't cover it, we'll go there anyway. I am selecting articles that encourage me to think differently - broader, deeper, wider - and that means I won't always like what I read. But hey - that's part of the growth angle of being human. And appreciating conflicting opinions is, perhaps, a right we don't take seriously enough. I am eager to share ideas with you." I thoroughly enjoyed communicating through the Existential Neighborhood, but now I'm ready to talk about broader topics than just the regular stuff that revolves around me. So come on over to Creative Civilization and let's resume the conversations!