The paparazzi industry is a multibillion dollar business whose core activity closely resembles stalking.
In a newly published paper, [Economist P.H. Franses of the Erasmus School of Economics in the Netherlands] reports that painters create their most masterful works (at least as determined by the marketplace) “at the 0.618 fraction of their lives.”
Franses examined data on 221 famous painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, 189 of whom have died. He compared their total lifespans with the year they created what is today their most expensive work. “Of course, many other measurements (of peak creativity) are possible, but this seems the most objective one,” he writes in the Creativity Research Journal.
On average, the painters produced their most highly valued work when they were 41.92 years old; they had lived just under 62 percent of their total lives. Specifically, “the average fraction (of their life) is 0.6198,” he writes, calling that “quite striking.”
|—||Fascinating new research on when great artists hit peak creativity. Pair with how to break through creative block and overcome the “OK plateau.” (via explore-blog)|
Our film crew is interviewing the US World Championship team wrestling qualifiers. #USAwrestling (at The Cooler)
Poised for disruption: “…it could dramatically change a television model that has existed since the 1950s.” http://ow.ly/jTdq2
"This (technology) total fluency with a variety of software and solutions means we can rapidly adapt to new software ecosystems. Ultimately, this takes away the need for most ground-up systems training, and makes us faster and more adept at conceptualizing and connecting high-level applications. Like with any language, immersion at an early age ensures adaptability to new scenarios, regardless of specific experience, and increases the likelihood of eloquence when it comes to treating these systems and environments for what they are: tools for building and creating."
Waves were crashing today on #Lanier for a winter #sail
‘Every citizen can take action: by learning more; by going to the website that we helped create — www.SlaveryFootprint.org; by speaking up and insisting that the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the products we buy are made free of forced labor; by standing up against the degradation and abuse of women.” -Barack Obama