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Creativity may be the key to healthier aging and living longer

“Ongoing research suggests that creativity may be key to healthy aging. Studies show that participating in activities such as singing, theater performance and visual artistry could support the well-being of older adults, and that creativity, which is related to the personality trait of openness, can lead to greater longevity.”

James C. Kaufman focuses on “everyday creativity” when teaching his introduction to creativity course at the University of Connecticut. The phrase refers to ordinary tasks such as parenting, yard landscaping, or giving advice.

“Creativity can be cultivated by following passions both old and new. Try not to compare yourself to genius creators or be so focused on the outcome that the process stops being fun.”

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Do you have ‘Zoom fatigue’?

So what is actually happening to your brain when you get ‘Zoom fatigue’?

“You’ve heard the complaints, and you may have even experienced it yourself: the exhaustion that comes from too much videoconferencing. But, if traditional face-to-face meetings also make us yawn, then what is about the digital version that makes us feel even worse?”

What are your thoughts about Zoom? Should more offline classes be offered? Should Path with Art explore other ways of connecting?

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Art versus algorithms

In a new essay for Harper’s Magazine honoring Federico Fellini, Martin Scorsese argues that streaming services have “systematically devalued, sidelined, demeaned, and reduced” the art of cinema by turning films into “content.” He distinguishes between human curation that highlights particularly meaningful works of art and algorithms that “treat the viewer as a consumer and nothing else.” Scorsese pleads with fans of film to do all that they can “to share our love and our knowledge with as many people as possible.”