OpenCulture has become a real favourite site for me. Reading about the Dunning-Kruger effect I found another clip with John Cleese. I think everyone can learn from him about creativity. Sometimes we need to be effective and sometimes we need to be creative. This requires different environments. I have never heard anyone calling an office with phones, emails and meeting rooms a creative place. Take an advice from John Cleese and learn to play again.
OpenCulture: Cleese’s Philosophy of Creation
Yale: Johan Huizinga: Homo Ludens
Wikipedia: Homo Ludens
The first of ESA’s two ExoMars launches is only days away. A rover will be sent to Mars in 2018 but the mission will start with an orbiter and lander this month. The orbiter (Trace Gas Orbiter) will analyse atmospheric gas and function as a telecommunication relay between lander, rover and Earth. The lander (EDM or Schiaparelli) is basically a test to learn from so the rover in 2018 can land safely.
The orbiter and lander are built by ESA and will be launched by Roscosmos from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The mission is operated by the ESA’s European Space Operation Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.
ESA: ExoMars overview | ESOC
Universe Today: ExoMars heads to the Red Planet in 2016
Wikipedia: ExoMars | ESOC | Baikonur Cosmodrome