Questions

I love asking questions

Asking questions

Asking questions and more questions might help you to brainstorm better. Instead of brainstorming answers, brainexplore questions. Tanner Christenson writes in Focus on brainexploring, not brainstorming, to have ideas: So I recently began experimenting with a new exercise for creative thinking, one that is less likely to lead to biases and much more likely to take …

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Origami made from reciepts

What if everyone always made an origami creature out of every receipt?

What if our culture made it a tradition that you always took your paper receipt and folded it into an origami? Forget that it would be pointless. Forget the time involved to do with with every transaction. This would simply be something that our culture would say that you do. And everyone does it. Imagine …

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Wet Cement by Marissa Huber

What would you write in wet cement?

photo by marissandrew What would you write in wet cement? Guerrilla artist Uncustomary asks this question. (She answers with “you are beautiful” in her cement) A fun phrase to write in wet cement would be, “Carve your dreams on the moon.” Concrete sidewalks are like the surface of the moon. Walking along on the sidewalk …

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#awesomemonkeypower

Where is the awesome monkey power?

How is it possible that the hashtag #awesomemonkeypower does not exist on Instagram? Only seven results on Google. “Awesome monkey power” hasn’t been used on Twitter since 2013–and just once during that year. And one time for 2012 and 2011. Technically the phrase isn’t even used on twitter, because it’s cut across two separate sentences. …

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A cool diagram of the sun's location

Where is the sun?

If you ask “Where is the sun?” to Wolfram Alpha, you get a cool astronomy diagram! In my case, I had to add on “in Chicago”, because Wolfram Alpha thought I was in Florida, based on our internet provider at work.

Renzo Piano by Columbia GSAPP

What is Renzo Piano saying?

What would celebrated architect Renzo Piano be saying in this photo? He clearly looks excited to be sharing something.

You're the dreadlock cactus by Jason DeVoll

What would you say about this cactus?

“You’re the dreadlock cactus,” says Jason DeVoll the photographer of this image, “I don’t care about ‘official names’” I say, “It’s alive!–oh wait, of course it’s alive. It’s a plant. ha. The sign looks so tiny next to this cactus monster. I’m surprised the cactus hasn’t eating the sign yet.” What would you say about …

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I almost brought my bat with me to vote

Should you bring a baseball bat to the voting booth?

Every year my company, Tribune Media Services, used to have award ceremonies. One of the awards was Rookie of the Year with the trophy/plaque thing being an actual Louisville Slugger baseball bat customized with the recipient’s name and his/her first year at the company. I won the award in 2000. Today I was going to …

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Texture of tiny leaf found on Michigan Ave in Chicago

Which is more valuable: $3000 wagcares sweepstakes or colorful leaf?

What if you found a masterpiece painting laying on a busy sidewalk? Certainly you would look at it. Maybe you might even pick it up, or photograph it. During autumn we have millions of such masterpieces laying on our sidewalks. Filled with bright colors and amazing compositions. And you can actually touch them. They are …

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