The work with the GGI Neuroscience Institute just keeps getting bigger and better all the time. In October 2014 I led the first "inventio!brains" adults program in San Fransisco at the world famous Palace of Fine Art designed by the amazing Bernard Maybeck.
The program was called "Bridges and the Brain" and focused on building neuropathways through creative expression, fast change assignments and pseudo-forced inventiveness by requiring participants to work with an ever-changing palette of materials. I taught along side the well renowned Dr. Greenstein for the day as I have done at noumerous events with her over the past four years around the planet.
The small group of invited 20 educators and scientists embarked upon a full day of team based challenges where they were required to create a "bridge" to span a per-determined distance using a mess of found materials then move a rock across the bridge. During the design and build process I changed the rules over and over (just like life). We discussed the mind bending aggravation of this and correlated it to "real life". Solutions were inventive and as always very different from each other and from anything one may have thought of going into the day.
At the end of the day each team had to present their solution and physically prove it. This led to "failures" and "epiphanies" and general laughter.
The takeaways from the day were a solid "Flow-State" generating design process mapp in a flashcard format (contact me for your copy), a group of educators wanting design thinking taught in their local school districts and many new friends.