Script of Spoken-Word Presentation: (NOTE: I heavily Digressed from it in the Video!!)
[RCC 2013, begin music at 30 sec.]
Class has begun!!
Write, study, and take your exams.
But to what end?
A future career as a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, or so forth?
And what about Creativity?
A skill that is necessary.
Do you think that just because you are on your way to becoming a doctor, a researcher, a physicist, a chemist, or such, that you can leave out such a necessity!!!
Well, you cannot.
Creativity is not just for theatre, the arts or music or dance.
It is the driver of innovation, of development and how we’ll advance.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
We need creativity
In all these industries.
I hope you all see.
It’s a necessity.
[Long Pause, and dance, stop music]
[Chino Hills 2014, start at 16 sec.]
There are many professionals, researchers, and scientists who all believe that there is a desperate need for creative thinkers in the STEM fields.
In school we learn that there is only a single way or limited ways to solve problems, especially in STEM classes, like math and physics and chemistry.
Our creativity is literally educated out of us.
We learn that 2+2=4 but we usually forget that it’s the same as 2 x 2, or 1+1+1+1.
A creative thinker knows many ways to solve a problem and that there is not just one-way.
Allow me to show you some ways.
[Pause, stop music.]
My name is Friedrich August Kekule. I am an organic chemist.
And I used Creativity in my research on Chemical Structures.
My greatest discovery was the structure of this organic compound.
[Draw Benzene] [C6H6]
You may have heard of it, it’s called Benzene. One of the most crucial compounds in organic chemistry. For year, we chemist could not figure out its shape, myself included.
One day I had a dream.
Dance. They were dancing, these atoms.
They formed a line and danced around becoming a snake.
The snake ate its own tail.
I awoke and wrote what I saw.
I saw the cyclical structure of this long unknown compound, Benzene.
My name is Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist.
My greatest studies were of light and relativity and energy of our universe.
I once said to “make things simple, but no simpler”.
My skill in Creativity allowed me to show simply that all objects with mass has inherent energy.
And it can be showed using light.
It is this formula, E=mc2.
We see that creativity is crucial to some of humanity’s greatest advancements in the sciences.
So it’s no wonder that many STEM field workers are worried about our lack of creativity in these fields.
They fear that we will become stunt as a society to advancement and innovation.
Creativity is again not just in music and entertainment.
Look at music in its many forms.
It can be shown with Math.
[Draw music bar (a scale probably)] [Picture should be drawn before presentation]
Our time signature is 4/4 for beats a measure and we define a quarter note as one beat with math these are only fractions and this bar adds to 4 beats a measure.
It takes Creativity to see these relationships. Because many see math and music as almost completely different.
[Pause music, start OCI 2016at 6:54 min.]
So let’s pick up the pace, increase the sound.
We as humanity need creativity all around.
Look around, what do you see?
Everything around you is the result of someone’s creativity.
The phone you have, and the computer you use.
As you can see, Creativity is not a novelty.
It is crucial for Humanity.
The world applauses for advancement.
And what is the source for these advancement in STEM or even in social change.
It is again Creativity a wonderful necessity.
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