Literature

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 […]

The Creative Process- Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel

The Creative Process | Six Pixels of Separation – Marketing and … www.twistimage.com3/3/12 What do you think of when you think of creative people? Slackers? The people in the office who often wear jeans, but rarely wear socks? The ones bouncing the rubber balls off of the walls or the ones with the… Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More

What I find interesting about this story is how his ideas come about, as well as how he has to stick to one idea at a time even though there are many fighting for his attention.   This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of The Atlantic by James Parker                         The Atlantic/Stephen King […]

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Recommended ReadingCreativityThe Creative Process By Ron DawsonIra Glass on StorytellingCultivating Genius in the […]

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 […]