The Dérive * An unplanned journey through a urban landscape

Guy Debord, a French Marxist, who lived in Paris in the 50s, initially developed the practice of the dérive. A dérive is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new … Continue reading The Dérive * An unplanned journey through a urban landscape

The Science and Benefits of Walking ** We are more creative when walking than sitting down

According to a Stanford University study, conducted by Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L. Schwartz, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology in 2014 we are more creative when walking than sitting down. [rewrite from here on down] The goal of the research was to assess the impact that walking had on creative thinking. For this study, the … Continue reading The Science and Benefits of Walking ** We are more creative when walking than sitting down