Abstract

The central theme of the research project presented in this paper is the act of looking at the way a person is looking. An essential part of this investigation concerns the development of a creative method; the Matrix Method. This method makes use of ‘matrices’ as tools to generate experiences and creative ideas by using the look as a layered way of acting. With this method we develop tools for collaboration, so that people can solve the types of problems that are characteristic of their domain or discipline. This might be architectural design, but we have also tackled communication, acting and organization development. The research project explores how looking is related to this technique. This relation is a central theme during the fieldwork and in the ensuing discussion. C. Otto Scharmer’s Theory U, the phenomenon of indistinctness, the Self, the relation with other creative techniques and forms of intuition are important themes in this reflection and are part of this paper.

Keywords:

Matrix; Method; The Act of Looking; Analogous Spaces; Creativity

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Jun 16th, 12:00 AM

Matrix Method: Looking as Generator for Creativity

The central theme of the research project presented in this paper is the act of looking at the way a person is looking. An essential part of this investigation concerns the development of a creative method; the Matrix Method. This method makes use of ‘matrices’ as tools to generate experiences and creative ideas by using the look as a layered way of acting. With this method we develop tools for collaboration, so that people can solve the types of problems that are characteristic of their domain or discipline. This might be architectural design, but we have also tackled communication, acting and organization development. The research project explores how looking is related to this technique. This relation is a central theme during the fieldwork and in the ensuing discussion. C. Otto Scharmer’s Theory U, the phenomenon of indistinctness, the Self, the relation with other creative techniques and forms of intuition are important themes in this reflection and are part of this paper.

 

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