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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Willpower, part II: what it is

posted by Joshua on May 31, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Fitness

[This post is part of a series on willpower and how to understand and use it. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Understanding willpower requires understanding emotions functionally, so let’s start there. A functional[…] Keep reading →

Parsons student linear zoetrope videos

posted by Joshua on May 27, 2011 in Art, Creativity, Education

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (5.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere are videos of the final non-digital linear zoetropes made by the students in Parsons Submedia collaboration studio in the spring of 2011. The students are superstars. The students’ next step will be the display in Union Square, so stay tuned. I took[…] Keep reading →

Observations on Flow, part II: two improvements

posted by Joshua on May 26, 2011 in Awareness, Education, Fitness, Models, Visualization

Following yesterday’s primer on flow, here are two simple ideas to bring more flow. If you’ve read only Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s book, they may be new. The Wikipedia page on flow but not Csikszentmihalyi’s book covers the first. The second is new, as far as I know, though small. Recall the ten conditions of the flow[…] Keep reading →