The Language of Creativity Podcast
A Beginner’s Mind – Marlene Hutchinson (Guitar Teacher) Ep. 24

A Beginner’s Mind – Marlene Hutchinson (Guitar Teacher) Ep. 24

April 22, 2022

Starting out can be hard. Steve was sitting at a podcasting panel when the lady sitting next to him looked over and asked “do you understand any of this?”

It turns out the lady sitting next to Steve has been on PBS and NPR with her course, Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! Marlene Hutchinson is a teacher at heart, and was at one time an elementary school teacher. She didn’t actually learn to play guitar until she was an adult. As a child she played piano and clarinet, but she says that when she found the guitar “it was like I found my cocoon, my home.”

In this episode Marlene and Steve talk about learning how to podcast, practicing (Marlene loved it, Steve hated it), “the beginner’s mind” and how picking up a new instrument gives you a whole new way to look at music. We also touch on what makes a good teacher, sound-healing, how music affects your brain, writing songs just for fun, children's music and explore the entrepreneurial journey that Marlene took to get her workshop on PBS.

Steve helped Marlene launch the Tips For Guitar Playing Success podcast, which now has over 35,000 downloads since its release on April 9, 2020.

 

Guest: Marlene Hutchinson

https://marlenesmusic.com/

Featured Music: “It’s Never Too Late” by Marlene Hutchinson

 

Tips for Guitar Playing Success podcast

https://tipsforguitarplayingsuccess.podbean.com/

 

Lesson of the Month Club

https://marlene-s-guitar-academy.teachable.com/p/lesson-of-the-month-club

 

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day

https://marlene-s-guitar-academy.teachable.com/p/learn-to-play-guitar-in-a-day

 

Guitar Coaching Sessions

https://marlene-s-guitar-academy.teachable.com/p/coaching-with-marlene

Episode References:

 

NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants): https://www.namm.org/

Meinl Sonic Energy: https://meinlsonicenergy.com/

Music Instrument Museum: http://mim.org/

 

Tom Cicoria “A Bolt from the Blue” (New Yorker Magazine) 

Gabby Giffords “10 years later, Gabby Giffords finds her words and lives her life” (AZ Central)

 

Brian Eno "AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS (REMASTERED 2004)"

Brian Eno’s ambient music for times of thinking and healing

 

Gerald White's Sight Singing and Vocal Masterclasses  Music1on1.com

SCORE find a business coach

Steve's audio coaching business: I Create Sound 

 

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way, he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

 

Host: Steven Leavitt

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

 

Intro Music by Darmok (Magnuson, Anton, Leavitt)
End Music: "Drone Into Tomorrow" by Raul Hernandez

 

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BONUS! Banter – Undercover Rubicon (Raul and Becca)

BONUS! Banter – Undercover Rubicon (Raul and Becca)

March 24, 2022

Steve hates banter! So here's a full episode of it.

Links

Undercover Rubicon (Spotify)

Hers (Spotify)

Class Of 1999 (IMDB)

tags: banter episode, Selena, Danny Elfman, Netflix, Hers, LTO tape, demos, Cubase, Dongles, Win 98, pawn shop regret, synths, Paula Abdul, Corona, quarantine, podcasting, studio attire, ENFP, Tommy Bahama, school conformity, high school, control constructs, GED's, independent study, recurring nightmares, auditing classes, masterclass, St. Vincent, Alicia Keys, Timbaland, Tom Morello, Dave Grohl, Chris Hadfield, Brad Pitt, Bradgelina, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, interviewing, Pierce Brosnan, movie skills, Universal Studios Tour, Jannet Jackson, fish bowl, Universal backlot, stunt doubles, music videos, social distancing, personal space, LA traffic, gas station bathrooms, peeing in public, muckbang, cat-pee smell, The Record Plant, indoor smoking, Vegas, The Sahara Casino, north The Strip, the Killers, Vegas locals, Waze, big city, small world, Thomas Guides, beepers, payphones, quarters, parking meters, parking meter apps, Pasadena, tow yard, social media, Facebook, Myspace, small town, AIM, Private school versus public school, Class Of 1999, Jacuzzi podcast, being a dad, the book was better, Lonely Girl 15, Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, pierogi, Denny’s, Coco’s, IHOP, vaping, True Crime, Forensic Files, X-Files, Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell, George Noori, Twilight Zone, Hillary Duff, Cher, AutoTune, T-Pain, Everybody was kung-fu fighting

Undercover Writing Partners! – Undercover Rubicon (Music Duo) Ep. 23

Undercover Writing Partners! – Undercover Rubicon (Music Duo) Ep. 23

January 21, 2022

What do you do when you’re locked in your house for 6 months? Record an EP of course!

Inspired by the sound of 80s Post-Punk and Darkwave, this musical duo loves to take a look back at the past “to see how genres intertwine.” 

This episode was recorded in late 2020: we were looking back on quarantine and how it allowed more time to make music. Before that, the duo says “the only time we had to make music was on vacation.” We talk about the evolution of a song in the writing process, the recording process, having opposite schedules, Depeche Mode, celebrity overdoses and the demands of celebrity… maybe why the Rubicon would like to be undercover in the first place. We also hear about Steve’s original band and their child-prodigy nine year-old drummer and get a glimpse into the evolution of a song.

Rebec… I mean Rubicon shares her perspective about why the pandemic was good (in some ways) and how she was hesitant to release a song that could be considered political. “I’m not built to live through a Revolution” she says quoting the meme.

Guest: Undercover Rubicon (Rebecca Leavitt / Raul Hernandez)

Spotify

Apple Music
Instagram - @undercoverrubicon
Facebook

 

Featured Music: 

Living A Lie by Undercover Rubicon

Time by Undercover Rubicon

“I Don’t Know How To Write” (In Too Deep sketch) written by Rebecca Leavitt and Steven Leavitt

In Too Deep by Undercover Rubicon

The 12th Hour by Transfiguration

Forever Somewhere by Eric Kennedy, Jo Blinman and Steven Leavitt

“Smooth Beat V2” by Undercover Rubicon

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Mason Gold

Oliver Tree
Oliver Tree - I’m Gone (music video)

The Oceanographers "After Quarantine" - Spotify

Molachat Doma

Depeche Mode - Wikipedia

Tom Petty - Wikipedia

 

Tags: music, recording, Zoom Recorder, AirbNb, mixing consoles, Trident, Oram, multitracking, tape, mp3.co, ebaumsworld, Homestar Runner, music video, Cool Edit Pro, Adobe, fire, Oliver Tree, DTLA, album release, release party, VEGAS!, release date, promotion, social media, publicity stunts, Snapchat, Instagram, filters, plastic hair, scandalous, hair and makeup, poorly-kept secrets, DIY, cheapskates, quarantine, time to create, shooting locations, studios, roadie, vacation, too much work, Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Spotify, listen numbers, cowriting, Time, Living A Lie, In Too Deep, monikers, siblings, live music production, no time, freetime, creative time, The Office, Netflix, DVD box-sets, VHS tapes, bootlegs, Goodwill, Salvation Army, scotch-tape, copy-protection, experimentation, 4-track, cassette, Hipsters, AKAI, reel-to-reel, Tascam, Wavesfactory, drum tones, 80s, kick, snare, tapes, Mom, The Oceanographers, “After Quarantine”, Pearl drums, drum tuning, guitars, singing, Hawaii, Studio City, grounding, breakfast burritos, Rich Mouser, producing, vibe, Venus Illuminato, hard-disk recorder, punch-ins, micromanaging, mindset, 2020, post-punk, darkwave, lyrics, ideas, vision, documentaries, genre studies, music history, Dropbox, riff, chord, melody, sketch, demo, Bon Iver, 17 years old, Jonie Blinman, childhood bands, Depeche Mode, Mitch’s Java and Jazz, Christian bands, creative arguments, St. Vincent

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

 

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

 

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Questioning Beliefs - Leo Lutz (Seventh Day Adventist?) Ep. 22 part 2

Questioning Beliefs - Leo Lutz (Seventh Day Adventist?) Ep. 22 part 2

January 9, 2022

What happens when you start to question the moral foundation you grew up on? In this episode, Steve and Leo sit down to have another conversation about programming but begin to notice similar principles behind law, society, its mores, and even religion.

Leo grew up a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Protestant-Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of the Sabbath (on Saturday) as a sanctified day of rest. While studying the Bible, he started noticing circular logic and other problematic reasoning which led him to question assumptions from his upbringing and begin to let go of his faith. As an INTP, reworking his beliefs wasn’t personally as challenging as the fear of disappointing his family because leaving the faith could be interpreted as jeopardizing his soul and a cause for separation from the ones he loves. 

What’s clear is that both Steve and Leo have had to do a lot of thinking surrounding issues of faith and community. Steve and Leo also talk about free-will, cults, workaholism, burnout and depression. 

Guest: Leo Lutz

Deytah - Creative Digital Consultancy

Instagram: @only1skeemer

Episode References:

OzzoBot

Seventh-day Adventist Church - Wikipedia

Business Wars: Cereal Wars - Apple Podcasts

Ninety-five Theses - Wikipedia

Inferno (Dante) - Wikipedia

Original Sin - Wikipedia

Calvinism - Wikipedia

Arminianism - Wikipedia

Ten Commandments - Wikipedia

The Great Disappointment - Wikipedia

The History of the Millerites – ThoughtCo

Heaven’s Gate - Wikipedia

 

Teetotalism - Wikipedia

Prohibition - HISTORY

Saving Mr. Banks - IMDb

Science Mike - The Cozy Robots Show (formerly Ask Science Mike)

The Burnout Generation, Anne Helen Petersen (Buzzfeed essay)

The Liturgists Podcast *

Faith Undone Podcast *

* If you’re looking for information on deconstruction, many listeners may find listening to these podcasts from Season 1 more helpful than the more recent episodes.

Self-Helpless Podcast“Burnout” (episode) July 12, 2019

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation (Article, Buzzfeed)

Connections (TV Mini Series, 1978)

 

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way, he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

 

Host: Steven Leavitt

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

 

Episode Music composed by Steven Leavitt
Editorial and production support by Josh Geenen

 

Please review this podcast on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher and help other creatives find their tribe!

 

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Instagram: @LanguageOfCreativity

Facebook Page

Facebook Group: The Language of Creativity Discussion Group

 

Tags: Sabbath, Shabbat, Judaism, Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Great Disappointment, 1844, Hale-Bopp Comet, Heaven's Gate cult, Adventism, Kellogg, Post, Battle Creek Michigan, Business Wars, Cereal Wars, Ten Commandments, 10 Commandments, Deuteronomy, ninety-five Theses, 95 Theses, Bible, Star Wars, Protestant, sola scriptura, Calvinism, Arminianism, Teetotalism, Saving Mr. Banks, prohibition, healthcare, bartering, Science Mike, deconstruction, Liturgist podcast, hell, atheism, Dante's Inferno, New Testament, original sin, Wikipedia, free will, determinism,  seminary, Faith Undone podcast, black sheep, healthcare, beer, Newtonian physics, Jewish, rabbi, Old Testament, Jesus, Christianity, pedagogy, teaching, original sin, Book of Tobit, Book of Enoch, biblical apocrypha, Eckhart Tolle, Kingdom of Heaven, Heaven, psychology, God, workaholism, procrastination, burnout, Ethos Church, programming, coding, Hell, Atheism

Creative Problem-Solving – Leo Lutz (Full-Stack Developer) Ep. 21, part 1

Creative Problem-Solving – Leo Lutz (Full-Stack Developer) Ep. 21, part 1

December 9, 2021

How can a programmer help put out a blazing wildfire? Steve talks to longtime friend and programmer Leo Lutz about unconventional creativity and what happens when you pair non-conventional thinking with an open approach to problem-solving. (Hint: you get culture-shifting ideas.)

Leo Lutz is cofounder of Deytah, a digital consultancy focused on helping small businesses and nonprofits solve problems related to user experience, development, and data solutions. Leo has a knack for teaching and creative problem-solving but also a love for audio. In fact, Leo and Steve used to do live sound together for Don’t Call Us Tori, a live music showcase that Steve co-founded with musician Shannon Hurley. (And did you know, Leo’s company Deytah built the I Create Sound website?)

In this episode, Steve and Leo discuss the uniqueness of possessing a N+P pairing on the MBTI and reflect on how their Myers–Briggs personality types intersect with their work. Steve asks Leo to explain what programming IS, and Leo addresses the notion that coders sometimes lack creativity. They also discuss The Magic Castle, mixing audio in church, and pedagogy (teaching). 

Subscribe to the podcast and look for part 2 with Leo Lutz!

 

Guest: Leo Lutz

Deytah - Creative Digital Consultancy

Instagram: @only1skeemer

 

Matrik SEE (Requires Google Login)

Automators.academy

 

Episode References:

Colorado Search and Rescue

Tick Fire - Wikipedia

 

Jungian Cognitive Functions

MBTI Personality Types

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia

Don't Call Us Tori
iReady

The Magic Castle - Wikipedia

A2 (theater) - Wikipedia

Jellyfish Lake - Wikipedia

 

HTML (programming language) - Mozilla

PHP (programming language) - Wikipedia

 

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way, he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

 

Host: Steven Leavitt

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

 

Music: Trap Door by Chef, Moonlight by Chef

Editorial and Production support by Josh Geenen (a very special thanks!)

 

Please review this podcast on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher and help other creatives find their tribe!

 

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Tags: wildfires, Colorado Search and Rescue, Google, Chromecasts, Apple, Windows, fire, coders, coding, programming, Indiana Jones, Myers-Briggs, Intuitive Perceiver, MBTI, Firefly, Jung, cognitive functions, audio engineering, orchestra, education, The Magic Castle, closeup magic, stage management, church, broadcast, satellite, Jellyfish Lake, computers, algebra, tutoring, user experience, UX, HTML, PHP, HVAC, law, guitar, emergent systems, macOS, Unix, Next OS, Steve Jobs, JavaScript, TypeScript, multi-factor authentication, inspector, Ozobot, Tim Cook, early adopters, late adopters, Swine flu, Polau, #2 pencils, number 2 pencils, live-sound, A2, pedagogy, Palau, students, users, authoring, how-to

The Secret To Making Hit Records  – Joe Solo (Record Producer) Ep. 20

The Secret To Making Hit Records – Joe Solo (Record Producer) Ep. 20

July 10, 2021

Would you like to know a little secret about making great records? Who doesn’t want to know a great secret!

The origin story goes that Joe Solo discovered Macy Gray while she was working in a Beverly Hills diner and he decided to develop her career, vowing to work “however long it takes” until they made it big - a promise that took nearly 15 years to fulfill. Since then Joe has worked with the likes of Fergie, will.i.am, Erykah Badu, Shinedown, and Shiny Toy Guns and labels such as Atlantic, Epic, Universal, Sony, BMG, and Warner Brothers. A producer, songwriter and composer, Joe started out as a guitarist but his life trajectory was permanently altered when instead of a new guitar pedal his dad bought him a Tascam Portastudio for his birthday.

Joe and Steve talk shop discussing the psychology of producing, the tricks they use to capture great takes, managing (and eliciting) a performer’s emotion, and delivering constructive feedback. They talk about how the studio can be an instrument, and how certain sounds were achieved on classic records (like Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”). Joe talks about the importance of listening to new music, and he and Steve touch on helping an artist find their own authenticity. Steve also gets Joe to share about his love of Hans Zimmer’s music and the movie Interstellar (by his favorite director Christopher Nolan)… and we get to hear about that one time that Steve was on the set of Inception while the train was driving down the middle of a downtown street! Joe says “Composing exists in film to command a certain emotional response from the audience, it will always be the job of the music in a film to serve the story.”

Joe has also helped many many independent musicians through his workshops and classes, and if there were one piece of advice he could give to every artist he meets it would be: “Never ever quit.”


Guest: Joe Solo

Website: https://joesolo.com/

Christy Nava – Soul Contracts EP
(Produced by Joe Solo and Steven Leavitt)
Listen on all-platforms!


Episode References

Hans Zimmer

Night Fever-BeeGees

Hells Bells-AC/DC

EDM

Infected Mushroom

Us and Them-Pink Floyd

Phase cancellation 

Red light syndrome

Lyor Cohen

DefJam

Universal Basic Income

The Wall

Blurred Lines lawsuit

Inception

Interstellar

World of Hans Zimmer

2001: A Space Odyssey 

Gladiator movie soundtrack

THX

Neverland Ranch

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)


Intro/Outro Music:
Nothing Wrong by Lobate Scarp

Tags: songwriting, perfection, Michael Jackson, plug-ins, automation, Prince, phase cancellation, audio engineer, wavelengths, EQ, hertz, frequency, reverb, tracking, retracking, recording artist, emotion, magic, coaching, songwriting, guitarist, broadcast professional, experience, education, proactive listening, mixing board, AI generated music, emote, vibe, Lior Cohen, Def Jam, the human element, UBI, film and television licensing, Pink Floyd, The Wall, Us And Them, music publishing, Christopher Nolan, autotune, Macy Gray, Fergie, Shiny Toy Guns

The Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

Please review this podcast on Google Play, iTunes and Stitcher and help other creatives find their tribe! The idea and concept of tribe has never been so inclusive as now in our interconnected reality. We’d love for you all to join us.

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The Acorn and the Oak – Michael Boyle (Therapist/Life Coach) Ep. 19

The Acorn and the Oak – Michael Boyle (Therapist/Life Coach) Ep. 19

June 11, 2021

Steven is having a bad day! Luckily, he was about to sit down with our next guest, Michael Boyle, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in work with relationships and trauma. Orphaned temporarily from his recording studio due to a COVID outbreak, Steven dons his backpack and his new mobile recording rig to host the podcast outside on a blanket down by the river!

Michael Boyle is a former college athlete and NHL Hopeful, who after suffering multiple head injuries became critically depressed. As a lifelong learner devoted to psychological and spiritual growth, Mike searched for over 20 years to find the very best tools, perspectives and methods to empower himself to go from “surviving to thriving.” After studying the intersection of science and spirituality, NLP, clinical hypnosis, nutrition, exercise, and optimal flow states. Michael became a licensed therapist (LMFT, CDBT), but switched to a coaching model because he found that the typical therapy context wasn’t helping people create true and lasting change. After thousands of hours of clinical experience and training, being a Coach seemed to provide a more effective balance for clients not just to heal but to thrive. Mike developed the Inner Advantage Method (I AM), a curriculum for turning hard times into holistic happiness. He founded the ALL Together Academy, the Relating Renaissance, and the Brotherhood of Men (whose mission is to empower men to overcome isolation, shame, and anger in order to become the rockstar dads, irresistible husbands, kick-ass professionals, providers and contributors they are built to be.)

Steve and Mike open up about toxic masculinity and the stigma behind being a sensitive man. They further debunk the idea behind the starving artist, talk about their spouses and why it is so valuable for artists to have partners who support their unique ways of life (Mike’s wife Tania is a musician). They also discuss concepts from psychology like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic therapy, EMDR, PTSD, and the empowering idea of moving from Post-Traumatic stress to Post-Traumatic growth.

As Michael explains by analogy: “Every acorn has the capacity to become an oak tree. … What we can do as human beings is we can nurture our acorn, and we can put it in fertile soil, and we can give it water and sunshine, we can create the conditions that make it more likely to become an oak tree. But we don't make ourselves into oak trees, nature does that. It's natural for us to grow and thrive. …  And when we grow and thrive, we become an oak tree… By becoming an oak tree, we are beneficial. 

We create: We create environments for bugs and for birds and for kids to put a swing on. … The world misses out if [you or I do] not blossom and flourish and thrive and drop [our] acorns so that others can benefit. So it is in our design, it is already inherent in us to become an oak tree.”

 

Guest: Michael Boyle

Website: https://www.alltogether.love/

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/alltogetherloving

FB Group ALL-TOGETHER-THRIVING: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alltogetherthriving

Join The Relating Revolution: https://www.facebook.com/alltogetherloving/posts/10160601102702985

IG: @alltogetheracademy 

Email: mike@alltogether.love

Mike on the 10,000 No’s Podcast

 

Episode References

A Bronx Tale 

The Power Of Bad (book)

The Mask You Live In (movie)

Fuga (Tania’s band)

Lar C. Short – Grace Essence Mandala

The Way of Radiance (book) by Lar C. Short

Tags: therapy, COVID, growth mindset, A Bronx Tale, EMDR, somatic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, victim-blaming, romantic partners of artists, trauma, PTSD, Post-Traumatic growth, healing, speeding tickets, privilege, reticular activating system, martial arts, The Human Design, sprouting and pruning, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/

Please review this podcast on Google Play, iTunes and Stitcher and help other creatives find their tribe! The idea and concept of tribe has never been so inclusive as now in our interconnected reality. We’d love for you all to join us.

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(Recording a podcast down by the river.)

BONUS! Zelda – Scott Thrift

BONUS! Zelda – Scott Thrift

May 28, 2021

tags: The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft, NES, connection, play, video-games, hard drive crashes, save game, “endless adventure”, story, Joseph Campbell, meaning making, avatar, persona, duration, story-making, songwriting, reflections, experience, growth, memory, non-linear editing, Adobe Premiere, Japan, The Last Of Us 2, Playstation, Minecraft, adventure, CONTINUE?

Look for Scott Thrift's full-episode on this show called "The Present" (episode 15).

Designing The Future – Stephen Bau (Social Architect) Ep. 18, Pt.2

Designing The Future – Stephen Bau (Social Architect) Ep. 18, Pt.2

May 19, 2021

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New fields such as Biomimicry offer amazing insight into the way nature solves the most complex problems with stunning simplicity, allowing scientists to create amazing “advancements” in human technology. What is clear is how little we really know about everything. In part one, Stephen Bau begins to speak about The Holobiont: the emergent, living system of all nested systems. In part 2, we explore our complex social systems and how seemingly all attempts at utopia have been prone to fail. How might we create a more peaceful society and correct humanity’s voracious tendency toward self-destruction?

Bau founded the Builders Collective to inspire others to design a more resilient society. The Builders Collective uses human-centered design to create engaging experiences through art, design, and social change. Then in 2020, Stephen joined the Design Science Studio, an educational incubator tied to the Buckminster Fuller Institute aimed at making the world work for not just all humans but for 100% of all life on Earth.

Stephen and Steve discuss the ways in which we as humans inevitably design the world around us, the ethics of design, rethinking our economic and political systems, and reimagining education. They also discuss Buckminster Fuller’s concept of “Metaphysical Gravity,” and Stephen’s reimagining of it, seamlessly blending concepts of biological, personal, social, economic, political, and ecological scale into a “network of flows” that create mental models for human experience.

“In this way, we can explore the metaphysical model of ideas and values (philosophical, spiritual, mathematical, technological) embodied by the mental models for human experience and how personal habits have implications at the biological, personal, social, economic, political, and ecological scales by mapping these changes to the collective organization and coordination of human actions.”

How might we conceive of our place in the universe as part of a process of cultural evolution, social physics, and metaphysical design? If we’re the ones designing the world, can we use a better model of reality as the foundation for a set of values and aspirations to build a world that works for 100% of life?

 

Stephen’s Upcoming Podcast: Design For Resilience

https://builderscollective.com/design-for-resilience/

Join UX Academy!

https://share.trydesignlab.com/ux (affiliate link)

Buckminster Fuller Institute: https://www.bfi.org

Design Science Studio: https://www.designscience.studio

 

More from Stephen Bau:

https://stephenbau.com/

https://bauhouse.ca/

https://trydesignlab.com/bau/

https://bldrs.co/

https://socialarc.com/

https://designinfluences.com/author/stephen/

Building Leaders to Design a Resilient Society 

https://bauhouse.medium.com

 

Stephen’s portfolio:

https://stephenbau.myportfolio.com/

https://vimeo.com/bauhouse

 

Stephen’s Social Media:

https://twitter.com/bauhouse

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bauhouse/?originalSubdomain=ca

https://www.instagram.com/bauhouse/?hl=en

 

Episode References:

Yuval Noah Harari: global ethics

Builder’s Collective

Bauhaus redefining Society

What is education: do schools kill creativity? (Sir Ken Robinson)

The Social Dilemma 

Mike Monteiro: ethics of design

Marty Neumeier: what is design?

Brain stem advertising

Donut economics

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

The Seventh Generation principle

My Octopus Teacher

Metaphysical Gravity


Tags: agile methodology, workflow, adaptation, collective intelligence, holistic, holobiont, cultural relevance, Bauhaus, capitalism, economic system, neoliberalism, new world Bauhaus, Weimar Republic, democracy of design, ethics, core values, scarcity, systemic racism, Rob Bell, Christianity, faith, Spiral Dynamics, feedback loop, new world order, empathy, persona, consciousness, circular economy, value, connection, metaphysical gravity, social utopia 

Language of Creativity’s host Steven Leavitt enjoys discussing the ins and outs of all aspects of creating, creativity, and life with his fellow creators, artists, inventors, designers, and producers. Along the way he gains perspective and multiplies his understanding of our universal potential for creating, living, and learning.

Site: https://www.icreatesound.com/

Portfolio: http://stevenleavitt.com/


Episode Music:

Chef

”Nothing Wrong” by Lobate Scarp


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https://socialarc.com/proposal/

Design for Resilience – Stephen Bau (UX Designer) Ep. 17, Pt.1

Design for Resilience – Stephen Bau (UX Designer) Ep. 17, Pt.1

May 7, 2021

Designers make powerful choices that ultimately affect real lived experience. What happens when those choices have unforeseen consequences?

Stephen Bau is a UX design mentor at Designlab but prefers the term “human experience” to “user experience.” Starting out at a young age with a love for art and deciding upon a path toward graphic design in Vancouver, Canada, Bau joined the industry at a tumultuous moment, when desktop publishing was beginning to consolidate entire teams of specialists into a single user with a Macintosh.

Steve and Stephen recount their experiences of living through the disruption caused by the early proliferation of the internet: desktop publishing and the home studio revolution. At this point, advertising shifted from a one-way channel to a conversation. With this new found access to people’s thoughts, advertisers pushed designers to “tap into people’s brain stems and trigger their fears.” This eventually contributed to the social media landscape we know today, and companies quickly moved to find out how to commoditize our interactions and attention. What could possibly go wrong?

They talk about The Social Dilemma, Futurist and architect R. Buckminster Fuller, and how Stephen likes to play his name off of the Bauhaus. They also touch on the challenges with social utopian ideals and the inevitability of things going wrong. 

“Every technology has a bias, and you have to be careful of how you take those on.” Because we all make choices, we are all designers of our future.

 

Guest: Stephen Bau

https://stephenbau.com/

https://bauhouse.ca/

https://trydesignlab.com/bau/

https://bldrs.co/

https://socialarc.com/

https://designinfluences.com/author/stephen/

Building Leaders to Design a Resilient Society 

 

Stephen’s portfolio:

https://stephenbau.myportfolio.com/

https://vimeo.com/bauhouse

 

Stephen’s Social Media:

https://twitter.com/bauhouse

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bauhouse/?originalSubdomain=ca

https://www.instagram.com/bauhouse/?hl=en

 

Further Reading/Links mentioned in the episode:

The Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Social Dilemma 

Werner Erhard on Being Human 

The Soul of Money

Pantone Color 2020

Lynn Margulis: Human Evolution 

Internal Microbiome

Infinite Potential

quantum entanglement

Biomimetics

 

Tags: Buckminster Fuller Institute, User Interface Designer, UX designer, user experience designer, mentorship, Bauhaus, soft skills, people skills, graphic artist, social architecture, front end development, break the internet, the social dilemma, cognitive science, consumer culture, advertising, browser war, Mad Men, revolutionary, modern design, corporate economy, bifurcation, downtown corridor, suburbs, skyscraper, form versus function, Werner Erhard, Lynn Twist, the Soul of Money, The Hunger Project, David Bohm, disruption, urban farming, fallow fields, mycelia, internal microbiome, quantum leap, Robert Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project, synergy, Jiddu Krishnamurti, interconnectedness, quantum entanglement, infinite reality, biomimicry, holobiont, biomimetic technology environment, nested systems, death and birth

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