Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)

 PROMPT: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2014? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?* Improv Community (Since 2011). I “discovered” this in-real-life community in 2011. In 2014, my relationship with the improv community has grown and evolved, and I expect it will continue to do so for … More Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)

Reboot – Moment

PROMPT. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).* Thursday, May 1, 2014 Palo Alto, California Design for Dance 2014 May 1 held the moment (or moments) of my feeling most alive. My moment was at the 2nd annual Design for Dance 2014, sponsored by … More Reboot – Moment

Count – Anthrocubeologist Takes Improv Inventory

This past weekend, I took @Improv_Nerd The Art of Slow Comedy workshop with Jimmy Carrane. The workshop was offered by Pan Theater, one of several improv theaters and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This group picture was taken after our workshop ended on Sunday. I believe the following excerpt (emphasis added) from one of Carrane’s recent … More Count – Anthrocubeologist Takes Improv Inventory