Author Archives: Karen Steinberg

It is Practice That Makes Possible — Not Belief

Beginning in 2008, every year, when the winter holiday shopping season begins in the US (which these days seems like some time around Labor Day), Macy’s department store changes all of its decor and slogans to just one word: Believe! Bus advertisements, street flags, shopping bags and television commercials carry … Read more




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What’s creativity got to do with therapy?

Are you creative?  So many people respond with a resounding “Oh NO!“, or “not really”, or, ” I was when I was younger”, when asked that question. It is clear from their tone, that they think that creativity is reserved for only certain kind of people – and not them. … Read more




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Design-Observer’s One Voice. One Idea. One Minute. New Podcast Insights Per Minute.

A few weeks ago, The Design Observer Group debuted a new podcast series: Insights Per Minute. The show features thinkers who share their ideas for 60 seconds on a chosen topic. Design Observer believes this is a powerful format for new, uncluttered insight. As is often the case, the insights that … Read more




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Data Will Help Us: A brief manifesto about the promise and perils of data, by Jonathan Harris.

Jonathan Harris creates projects that reimagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. His creations include things like We Feel Fine, which measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and the world’s largest time capsule. Other projects ask new questions about online dating, modern mythology, happiness, … Read more




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The Out NYC: Openly Gay (and not), Urban Resort

Have you ever been to a hotel or resort and known immediately that it was welcoming to only a certain segment of the population? Maybe you are a member of that acceptable group, so you never noticed, or paid much attention. Or, maybe you aren’t, and always have to do … Read more




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Boing Boing Ingenuity: A Challenge in the Name of Ingenuity, Curiosity and Wonder

The Possibility Practice is the name of our practice, and it is also our practice; a practice, a way of life, of health and cure, that enables you to create possibility in your life, with whatever it is that is before (or behind or in front of) you. We do … Read more




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Defying Gravity: Ann Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread

I have been sharing some amazing and innovative design projects recently, through which we can see, and learn about the process of creating possibility, and new ways of seeing.  The design world is chock full of brilliant, brave and adventurous people, who show us, and invite us to participate in … Read more




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Change the World: One Second Everyday. Cesar Kuriyama’s Project

Do you ever feel frustrated by the amount of time you spend not doing creative things that you enjoy, and that nourish you?  Or, that you live your life at a distance, not fully engaged, or present, effectively losing your life, because you are physically or mentally somewhere else? Check … Read more




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100 Big Ideas. Designing Play: An ode to chance and luck

With the expertise of French naval architect Francois Rougier, artist Max Mulhern has created what he calls, Aqua Dice. They look just like dice– if dice were large bright orange phosphorescent cubes with royal blue spots. They are bio-composites and 100% recyclable. On the Aqua Dice website, he coins the lovely … Read more




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Walking Every Block in New York City to Unknow

Do you think you know the city or town where you live? Matt Green is walking every single block in New York City. When he’s done, he’ll have traveled more than 8000 miles on foot.  His goal? To know nothing. In an article he penned in GOOD, fellow traveler Green … Read more




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