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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Big Think | Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders

I just across this site; it was the location of an article in the Google Alert I get about creativity. The article ("Is Too Much Familiarity Bad for Creativity?") was intriguing, but I was more intrigued by the website that published it.

According to the About Us at Big Think (emphasis added):
Big Think is a knowledge forum.
In our digital age, we’re drowning in information. The web offers us infinite data points—news stories, tweets, wikis, status updates, etc—but very little to connect the dots or illuminate the larger patterns linking them together. Here at Big Think, we believe that success in the future is about knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master this universe of information. Therefore, we aim to help you move above and beyond random information, toward real knowledge, offering big ideas from fields outside your own that you can apply toward the questions and challenges in your own life.
Every idea on Big Think comes from our ever-growing network of 2,000 Big Think fellows and guest speakers, who comprise the top thinkers and doers from around the globe. Our editorial team regularly sources ideas from these experts, asking them about the most important ideas in their respective fields. Our editors then sift through the submitted ideas and determine which qualify to appear on Big Think, subjecting each to our simple, three-pronged standard geared to your interests:
a) significance — how will this idea change the world and impact your life?
b) relevance — what groups and individuals does this idea most affect?
c) application — how can this idea change the way you think or act?
Big Think apparently publishes articles on the topics listed below. It has blogs, "Ideafeeds," special series, and other features that cover them; it even has a Facebook page and Twitter account. At the moment, I've highlighted the topics that seem especially interesting to me. If I find anything in them or other topics I appreciate a lot, I'll probably share it on My Garblog:

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