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Ira Glass on Storytelling

In these four short videos Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life” talks about what makes a great story. But more importantly he talks about his development as a story-teller. Ira speaks of the years of trial and error and development that went into his becoming the great story-teller he is today. Ira Glass on […]

Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Why do so many geniuses hit the mark at the same time? Why does genius grow in clusters? Does immigration and education create genius? History has the answers. A nice article by Jonah Lehrer. T. S. Eliot once remarked, “the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.” Cultivating Genius in the 21st […]

Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix

This three-part series produced by Kirby Ferguson is an interesting look at the creative process. Among the topics that Kirby discusses is Copying. Copying or emulating others creative output is one of the most important foundations of creative growth. Kirby illustrates this with examples from famous authors, artists and musicians. This is a very entertaining […]

Schools Kill Creativity says Ken Robinson.

Ken Robinson speaks at TED in 2006. Robinson discusses how our modern education system stifles and discourages creativity in children. “Creativity is as important in education as literacy”. This is a greatly entertaining 20 min talk on the state of creativity in our education system today. Recommended ReadingCreativityLandscape Photography Shop Opens Online StudioCreative Process of […]

Philip Glass, A Creativity conversation at Emory.

One of the many things I liked about this clip is that Glass talks about not remembering writing his pieces. He discusses how It takes great amounts of focus and concentration to create, so much so that it’s not possible to live outside yourself at the moment or to take note of the creative process. […]

How to Stimulate the Creative Process

Here are some simple steps to stimulate the creative process from http://www.howcast.com/. I think this video is especially good for people who don’t believe they are creative. Everyone is and can be creative. Its a matter of letting yourself be creative. So many of us were told repeatedly when we were younger to stop daydreaming, […]

DEMYSTIFYING THE CREATIVE PROCESS

This is an article that appeared at www.productiveflourishing.com by Charli Gilkey.It breaks down the creative process in a simple step by step fashion. Very helpful. DEMYSTIFYING THE CREATIVE PROCESS by CHARLIE GILKEY “I’m not creative.” “I wish I could be more creative, but I don’t have it in me.” “Why are some people creative and […]

Hello and Welcome to Arts Anatomy

Hello and welcome to Arts Anatomy. The purpose of this blog is to create a collection of videos and articles about creativity and the creative process. There is a wide variety of categories because I believe the creative process is present in all aspects of life. This blog does not pretend to be an authority […]