What is creativity? Why do we create? What makes us innovators? What makes us human? And how do we face creative challenges?
These are some of the questions neuroscientist, author, and entrepreneur, David Eagleman, and composer Anthony Brandt investigate in the documentary: The Creative Brain.
We stumbled upon it somewhat by chance. It's not groundbreaking news for most creatives but worth a watch.
In the documentary, Eagleman explains how creativity works, unravel the creative process, and encourages all of us to be more creative. They seek to inspire and demystify the creative process while exploring brain-bending and risk-taking ways to spark creativity. By highlighting real-life examples of failure and success in the creative industry, they encourage all of us to self-reflect, discover our passion, and embrace our inherent human ability to be creative.
“Creativity doesn’t mean inventing something out of nothing, instead is about refashioning what already exists.”
What makes the documentary interesting is that it taps into the creative process of various innovators and accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum:
If the documentary makes you curious, the duo also wrote a book:
The Runaway Species — a powerful, wide-ranging exploration of human creativity, which incisively explores how individuals, organizations, and educational institutions can benefit from fostering creativity while celebrating humanity’s unique ability to remake the world.