This community was started to initially discuss the Classical Canon of music, and will hopefully evolve to explore elements of the following subjects, and the masters that were genius exemplars of each:
Logical-Mathematical―Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie Verbal-Linguistic―William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Jorge Luis Borges Spatial-Mechanical―Michelangelo, Georgia O'Keefe, Buckminster Fuller Musical―Mozart, George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald Bodily-Kinesthetic―Morihei Ueshiba, Muhammad Ali, F. M. Alexander Interpersonal-Social―Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth I Interpersonal (Self-Knowledge)―Viktor Frankl, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mother Teresa
This community will be based loosely around the book "How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci", and will focus on the seven Da Vincian Principles as outlined by Michael J. Gelb:
Curiosità―An Insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning. Dimostrazione―A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes. Sensazione―The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience. Sfumato (literally "Going up in Smoke")―A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty. Arte/Scienza―The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking. Corporalita―The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Connessione―A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.
I do hope this community offers lively discussion, exploration, and encouragement to follow these seven principles, and to extend them to the every day experience of life.