Research on creativity and creative achievement shows some creators may peak early, while others continue creating into late age.
Edward Albee won a Tony award for a new play in 2002, at age 75.
At 97, architect Oscar Niemeyer was developing one of his most ambitious projects.
On the other end of the age range, the photo shows Zoe Yin (left) and Victoria Yin, age 11 and 14, who have shown their work at expos, galleries, and art shows internationally, and “selling paintings for tens of thousands of dollars,” according to a new Creativity Post article: At What Age Will Your Creativity Peak?
The article mentions that psychologist Dean Keith Simonton “proposes in his book Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity that the age of the creative peak is determined by the discipline in which the artist is engaged. Poets peak much earlier than novelists, whose craft matures over time.”
An important skill to develop to enhance thinking creatively is to be able to link disparate ideas. Often this is called associational thinking. Creative people see links where most see empty gaps. It’s important to know that if you feel you lack this skill of associational thinking, it is not magic and can be developed by anyone with practice.
This area is a collection of videos of creative people in all kinds of disciplines, we will add new ones regularly. As you check them out, reflect on what kinds of links or insights to the challenges and questions you are working on there might be.
Forbes3 Ways To Lead A Creative LifeForbesThis past weekend I participated in the Art on the Avenue, a regional multicultural arts and music festival overflowing with 300+ artists – painters, pottery makers, jewelers, woodworkers, glass makers,...
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Wired.co.ukRappers and neuroscientists team to uncover creativity keyWired.co.ukAccording to a paper published by a team of neuroscientists and rappers, when we improvise creatively the parts of the brain responsible for regulating everyday neural...
"Telling people how to be creative is easy - being creative is difficult." John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian... (Incredible talk by John Cleese on creativity.
Think Jar Collective is both a website with weekly content on enhancing creative thinking and a collection of people from diverse disciplines who are intersecting ideas and aiming to spark fresh thinking leading to relevant social innovation. It’s a think tank for creative exchange between thought leaders in human services, community health, the arts, education and other diverse fields.
Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity.
“Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.”
The significance of art in human existence has long been a source of puzzlement, fascination, and mystery. In Neuropsychology of Art, Dahlia W. Zaidel explores the brain regions and neuronal systems that support artistic creativity, talent, and...
Today's global financial and social crises demand innovation not only in public services, but within the whole bureaucratic, administrative system of public governance. In order to respond effectively to a changing context of ...
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