All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 3

Posted on 26 April 2016

On April 26, 2013, I published a blog post titled “All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation…”, with a link to a 16-page list of resources that I’d compiled.

Exactly two years later, on April 26, 2015, I published “All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 2”, with a link to a 20-page list of more resources that I’d compiled.

Since then, thanks mainly to my travels on Twitter and Facebook, I’ve found lots more good stuff. I’ve read several books and hundreds of articles, watched lots of videos, and selected what I think are the most relevant, useful, interesting and thought-provoking ones. (I don’t necessarily agree with all the opinions expressed in the articles, videos and books – I’m simply sharing the resources to inspire conversation and learning.)

In this installment, I’ve included a section about the sometimes-contentious topic of failure, which has prompted a lively discussion among members of the Applied Improvisation Network in recent months.

So here’s my gift to you: my third installment in the series (23 pages long), absolutely free.

I’ve sorted the resources into four categories:
Part A: Specifically about Improv and Applied Improvisation
Part B: More generally about Creativity, Play, Innovation…
Part C: Should We “Celebrate Failure”?
Part D: Books

Within each category, the items are listed in alphabetical order, by the author’s surname or the name of the source organisation.

If you click on one of the links in the PDF and find that it doesn’t work, copy and paste the link into your browser – it might work that way.

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Me in the playground at the Blueberry Lake Resort near Montreal, Canada,
during the conference of the Applied Improvisation Network, September 2015.
At the conference, I led my “Life is a Playground of Possibilities:
Improvising More Resourceful, Joyful Ways of Being” workshop
outdoors next to that playground.

I’d love to hear from you. Is my list useful to you? Do you have any questions? And would you like to suggest other resources that I can include in the next installment in the series? Please post a comment, send me an email or tweet me nice at @kayross.

And if you love improv and applied improvisation, please feel free to share this blog post and the list with anyone you know who might benefit.


8 responses to All About Improv, Applied Improv, Creativity, Play, Innovation… Part 3

  • kay says:

    Thank you Candy!

  • Thank you for doing this work, Kay. I will also be sharing this resource.
    Warm wishes, Candy

  • Dear Kay, I’m so grateful to have your comprehensive series and will be referring to and learning from it for a long time to come. You’ve provided the applied improv world with a wonderful library. Thanks for including some of my stuff about ‘medical improv’/applied improv in healthcare too.

    • kay says:

      You’re welcome, Beth! I admire everything you do to spread the word about applied improvisation to people in the healthcare world.

  • Suzie Siebert says:

    Your journey is being shared with so many people, continue it!

  • Hi Kay,
    Thanx for your work. It summs up a great amount of interesting articles and helps to find theory and practical tips about the scattered subject of improv. Lots of things are being written on the internet, but not easy to find. So in collecting it, you help me and the improv0community. Now for me it is a challenge to find the time, to dive into it and start reading, listening and watching 😉
    Big hugs from Andre (Amsterdam, Holland)

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