11 episodes

What can psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, designers, and artists tell us about the creative mind? Are “creatives” wired a certain way, or are we all creative and we just don’t believe it? What should we do to foster the spirit of creativity in our schools, workplaces, and personal pursuits? Ten years from now, might we be more confident in our own ingenuity? How so?

The Age of Creativit‪y‬ The Aspen Ideas Festival

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What can psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, designers, and artists tell us about the creative mind? Are “creatives” wired a certain way, or are we all creative and we just don’t believe it? What should we do to foster the spirit of creativity in our schools, workplaces, and personal pursuits? Ten years from now, might we be more confident in our own ingenuity? How so?

    • video
    Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential in All of Us

    Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential in All of Us

    Does creativity abide within a “type” of thinker? No. IDEO founder Tom Kelley and his brother David, argue that each and every one of us is creative. They offer both principles and strategies by which we can successfully tap our creative instincts regardless of the type of problem we are solving or goal we drive towards. Fred Dust, design principle at IDEO, interviews Tom.
    Tom Kelley, Fred Dust

    • 58 min
    • video
    The New Creative Economy

    The New Creative Economy

    Who will inspire economic success in the next decade? Those who covet raw creativity and draw from the arts, suggests John Maeda, former leader Rhode Island School of Design and newly minted design principle at a VC firm. He shares his views about why Design, with a capitol D, is more important than “just good technology.” Ten years from now, will our collective creativity propel us forward? John Maeda, David Kirkpatrick

    • 57 min
    • video
    Secrets of the Creative Brain

    Secrets of the Creative Brain

    Nancy Andreasen is a leading neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Iowa whose fascinating research into the creative mind has been informed in part by the stream of remarkable writers who gather there. She is now conducting a study that uses neuroimaging to visualize the creative brain in action, examining both artists and scientists. Her work also examines the roles of nature v. nurture and the relationship between creativity and mental illness.

    • 58 min
    • video
    What is Creative Genius?

    What is Creative Genius?

    Three experts present their research and insights, with a discussion.
    Mark Beeman, Rex Jung, Scott Barry Kaufman

    • 1 hr
    • video
    In Conversation with House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon

    In Conversation with House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon

    The creator of "House of Cards" discusses the future of television and movies with legendary entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner.
    Speakers:
    Beau Willimon, Michael Eisner

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential in All of Us

    Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential in All of Us

    Does creativity abide within a “type” of thinker? No. IDEO founder Tom Kelley and his brother David, argue that each and every one of us is creative. They offer both principles and strategies by which we can successfully tap our creative instincts regardless of the type of problem we are solving or goal we drive towards. Fred Dust, design principle at IDEO, interviews Tom.
    Tom Kelley, Fred Dust

    • 57 min

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