Industrial changes usually begin from a flash of inspiration. Since 2011, Brain Magazine has held creativity forum activities and exhibitions around Taiwan in an effort to sow the seeds of creativity.
By: Brain Wu (Wu Chin-sheng), Brain Magazine publisher,Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
Industrial changes usually begin from a flash of inspiration. Since 2011, Brain
Magazine and Taiwan Amoeba Design Association (TADA) have held creativity forum activities and exhibitions around Taiwan, bringing events to Tainan, Hsinchu, Pingtung and Yilan as well as the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu, in an effort to sow the seeds of creativity. It is hoped that the seeds will grow into flourishing plants.
Creativity f8orums sow seeds in rich soil
At the end of February 2012, while I was in discussions with the National Hsinchu Living Arts Center to set up an exhibition there, I received a call from Penghu Tourism Department director Chang Jui-tung, who was calling on behalf of Penghu Rotary International president Chen Chang-ming, to invite us to hold a “Penghu creativity forum.”
At first, preparations for the event came to mind and I brought them up in the conversation. At the other end of the line he instantly promised me everything, and in less than one minute, the Penghu creativity forum was a done deal. On the day of the forum, the audience packed the auditorium and spilled into the hallway, and their enthusiasm provided the momentum that saw a series of creativity forums being held around the country. All began from that one-minute talk.
Two minutes to lay the cornerstone for bringing peace and stability to a country
On Nov. 19, 1863, four and a half months after the end of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. With less than 300 words and less than two minutes in delivery, the speech promulgating the government of the people, by the people, for the people, became one of the greatest speeches in the history of the U.S. The speech that changed people’s values and awareness of human rights has transcended generations and continued to influence the whole world.