Thursday, February 19, 2015

How To Be Creative

"Whatever we can do to extend our capacity for uncertainty, that's a wonderful preparation for creativity"Julie Burstein
Creativity has always been essential for our cultural growth, but there are still many misconceptions about this elusive process. Not the left-brain/right-brain binary that we've come to believe, being creative is considerably more complex, and requires a nuanced understanding of ourself and others. Being a powerful creative person involves letting go of preconceived notions of what an artist is, and discovering and inventing new processes that yield great ideas. Most importantly, creators must push forward, whether the light bulb illuminates or not (documentary film by OFF BOOK, a PBS web series that explores cutting-edge art, internet culture, and the people that create it.
Extremely interesting.
-- Watch "Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity" (TED talk)
-- Read about Keats' Negative Capability

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