11 things we love

11 things we love
so many digital tools
living on K Road
This week The Big Idea turned 11, so we thought we'd have a bit of fun and share 11 things we love . . .


This week The Big Idea turned 11, so we thought we'd have a bit of fun and share 11 things we love . . .

Feel free to share yours in the comment box below.

  • Pohutakawa in flower - summer is well and truly on its way

  • All the digital tools we use that help the sharing and spreading of ideas as well as seamlessly connecting

  • How the barriers to expressing creativity are changing everyday - movie making using smartphones, game design using tools like gamefroot

  • The generosity of our creative community, Marshall and Tom from The Sound Room are a recent example talking about what The Big Idea means to them and why they decided to support us - thanks guys.

  • Living in K Rd - thanks to the BizDojo for its support. It means we are part of a thriving creative hub with events like First Thursdays showcasing how creative and vibrant Auckland can be

  • The innovative and creative partners we have worked with this year including Creative Coalition, Arts Regional Trust, the New Zealand Comedy Festival

  • The inspiration that The Big Idea's columnists and bloggers give to the creative community

  • The world of brilliant ideas shared globally by people like TED, behance and  Maria Popova from Brainpickings

  • How the creative sector is embracing business and entrepreneurial thinking to ensure their sustainability

  • How disaster [and rejection] breed creativity and innovative thinking as shown by Gap Filler and Rekindle [from the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes]

  • The way creative disciplines combine and collide with great projects like Flatland and Storybox - call it multidimensional, transmedia - it's storytelling across multiple platforms. Fiona Milburn and Anna Jackson cover this beat in their Transit blog.

One final thought - some ideas from Maria Popova on happiness.

Written by

The Big Idea Charitable Trust

5 Dec 2012

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The Big Idea executive director Elisabeth Vaneveld has been flying the flag for New Zealand at the 6th World Summit on Arts & Culture.