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AEDM Day 5: YES!bots

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 5, 2015 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

  Awhile back, my pal Gina turned me on to the work of Portland, Oregon artist Gary Hirsch, the creator of JoyBots – “A tiny (and sometimes giant) robot army programmed to bring you joy.” Hirsch’s bots are tiny talismans painted on the back of dominos. They can be left in random places for people […]

AEDM Day 10: Letting Go

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 10, 2014 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

Took some of yesterday’s eye dropper faces and added watercolor. Watercolor is NOT my medium. I feel incompetent with watercolor…I think I subconsciously view it as a children’s medium, which makes my lack of skill even more frustrating. Of course, part of my problem is that I try to bend it to my will, which […]

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This morning I am inspired by a poem by my dear friend David Christopher, author of The Holy Universe. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? For many of our darker stories have cut grooves in the primordial […]

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A common complaint that I hear from my intentional community clients as we prepare to work on a vexing issue is, “We talked about this same issue LAST year!” There is a great desire to be DONE with it already, to set it to rest, to come up with a final solution or policy that […]

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When we try to improve or invent a product or process, we often get stuck in negativity: “Oh, no that won’t work!” Part of the problem is that we need to separate out IDEATION from EVALUATION. These are two different mental processes, using our right and left brain hemispheres, and we can’t do them both […]

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Business Lessons from Improv

By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 19, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I was really tickled to come across this list of Improv Tricks That Will Make You a Better Business Person.  One of my declarations – “Don’t work at it, play with it!” – comes from the life lessons I’ve learned from years of studying, practicing, performing,and teaching improv. Stop for a moment and think of […]

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The First Follower

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 24, 2011 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity, Leadership

I love this little video.  (The narration is transcribed here.) I get two big lessons from this. First, if you are going to be a leader, you need to BE EASY TO FOLLOW. If what you are doing is too difficult or complicated, it will be too hard for folks to understand you and join […]

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  A recent  blog post by Daniel Pink alerted me to a hilarious Wall Street Journal piece by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. Adams suggests that one of the best ways to generate good new ideas is to generate a bunch of really bad ones. He gives some pretty silly and/or outrageous examples of ways […]

>I Love to Teach!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: March 30, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Most of the classes and workshops that I teach are born out of my own desire or need to learn and explore the topic. I learn SO much in the process of developing the workshop…and every time I teach, I learn something new from the interaction among my students. I just updated my calendar of […]

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>Kinesthetic Modeling

By: Eris Weaver | Date: March 22, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>I spent Saturday in a workshop on Kinesthetic Modeling (KM), a right-brain, hands-on, 3-D facilitation tool. Like a child with a new toy or a craftsperson with a new tool, I am itching to play with it some more! I first heard of KM from my colleagues Andrea Saveri and Leslie Salmon-Zhu; we used it […]

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