FACE 1 : Eythor Bender - Eythor Bender, who is originally from Iceland and now lives in California, is the head of Berkeley Bionics, which enhances humans with wearable, powered and artificially intelligent devices called exoskeletons or "wearable robots.
"Creativity sees problems that need solved and then sets out to solve them!"
GREAT website of his company that has lots of information and videos about what they are doing! HERE
FACE 2 : Benjamin Franklin - is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, however Franklin was also a successful writer, inventor, and scientist!
Creativity takes Franklin's advise: "Do things worth writing about!"
Younger kids will LOVE this (K-2) --it is an old Walt Disney production about Ben Franklin and a mouse!
FACE 3 : Woody Guthrie - was an American singer, song writer, and folk musician. His best-known song is "This Land is Your Land."Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression when Guthrie traveled with poor farmers who had lost their land from Oklahoma to California and learned their traditional folk and blues songs, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour."
It is said of Woody Guthrie, "He was like a sponge." Creative people always do that --taking in all the sights and sounds of the world.
"It's a folk singers job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people." (Woody Guthrie)
brief clip shows actual footage of dust bowl
FACE 4 : Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. During World War II, Theodore Geisel was too old to be a combat soldier, so he went to work animating training videos for the army and drawing political cartoons designed to make people understand just how dangerous Hitler was. Dr. Seuss's books have been turned into cartoons and even a Broadway play called, "Seussical the Musical." Many of Dr. Seuss's books have a lesson: "Horton Hears a Who" tells us that all people matter and "Sneetches" reminds us that we are all really very much alike.
Seuss said, "I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells!" Nonsense wakes up creativity as well...
The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry showcases hands-on science linked to several of Dr. Seuss's books...
FACE 5 : John Muir - was a Scottish-American naturalist - someone who studies and loves nature. He wrote many essays and books telling of his adventures in nature in the mountains of California. Many people read his books which helped to save many wilderness areas, keeping much of the beauty of America untouched for future generations. Muir is considered the "Father of the Environmental" movements in America. Muir said, "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." Creativity needs those places to blossom as well...
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