Human iris and reflected light on water. Still from Hasnul J Saidon, The Borrower of Light, (2000)5)
This is another jump-cut excerpt from my ramblings (lecture) in REKA 2014. The excerpt is taken from the final part of my ramblings. In tandem with the 'shifting-return' paradigm and notion of time and space as ranted in part 1 (previous blog entry), this part focuses on the imperative of shifting from being obsessed with competing (like in a rat race) to returning to the spirit of convergence, creativity and innovation. Such return requires not only IQ (intellectual intelligence), but also emotional intelligence (EQ) and more importantly, SQ (Spiritual intelligence).
In a more 'practical' phrasing, and in articulating this shift from a compulsive competitor to innovator, I revert back to Daniel Burrus's Technotrends (1993) which I used to refer to when I was busy anticipating the future (then), whilst drafting and designing a new program called Integrated Arts at the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, UNIMAS from 1994-1995.
The traits in blue fonts belong to those who are trapped in the vicious cycle of compulsive competing? The traits in red fonts are those who focus on innovating. Which color do we belong to?: