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Creativity and Listening

Creativity and Listening

Everyone seems to agree that listening is important. On Amazon you’ll find loads of books about it. In fact, the web is overflowing with sites and articles about listening. There are 21-step programs. 13-step programs. 9-step programs. 6-, 5- and even a 4-step program (for those aspiring listeners, I assume, who are pressed for time). […]

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Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard
By June 18, 2011 Read More →

Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard

My friend Andy gave me a call last night and asked if I wanted join him downtown at the Waverly to take in Jean-Luc Godard’s 2010 movie, “Film Socialisme.” I hadn’t seen Andy in a while, hadn’t even been out to the movies in a while. So I took him up on the offer. The […]

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“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control
By May 16, 2011 Read More →

“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control

A few years before his death in 2004, Charlie Rose interviewed Henri Cartier- Bresson at his home in Paris. For years, Carier-Bresson had already been recognized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, having produced an uncanny amount of photographic masterpieces. Rose was curious as to how Cartier-Bresson went about his work. “What’s the […]

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Does a brain quirk foster creativity?
By March 20, 2011 Read More →

Does a brain quirk foster creativity?

Here’s an fascinating article from Imprint magazine about the connection between synethesia and creativity.

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Creativity and Contradiction
By March 7, 2011 Read More →

Creativity and Contradiction

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores creativity and contradiction in this recent article in huffingtonpost.com. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman In the CNN.com article “The confusing legacy of Michael Jackson,” Todd Leopold discusses the perplexing combination of seemingly contradictory traits displayed by […]

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Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain
By January 11, 2011 Read More →

Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain

In this fascinating talk at TED, neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb explores the relationship between creativity, improvisation and brain function, based on examining jazz and hip-hop musicians as they create music while undergoing an fMRI scan.

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