I love creating things, whether I'm developing a TED talk, hosting a conversation series for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, giving a talk about creativity, throwing a tea cup, creating a Peabody Award-winning radio show, or cooking dinner.  My first book, Spark: How Creativity Works, is published by Harper and is released as an audio book.  And please check out my podcast series, Pursuit of Spark! There you'll find conversations about creative approaches to the possibilities, challenges, and pleasures of everyday life.

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My Spark Talks continue this season at The Met in spring 2015, with a series I'm very excited about, exploring words and images in ancient and modern art and design.  More information here.


Four lessons in Creativity at TED:

Loved leading a workshop on uncertainty and giving a keynote on creativity at Days of Communication Croatia in May.  Wonderful participants, fascinating stories, and a beautiful setting in Rovinj.  

Thrilled with the recent Spark Talk at The Met on April 30, exploring the way artists play with time, with wonderful guests -- musician Laurie Anderson; Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me; astrophysicist and art historian SeungJung Kim; and Met curator Melanie Holcomb.   

It was a pleasure to give the keynote at the Clifford Symposium at Middlebury College.

Mitch Joel and I had a conversation at TED about creativity, which you can hear on Mitch's Six Pixels of Separation Podcast.

Big Think asked me to speak about creativity for three short segments.

Webcast of my talk for educators at the Smithsonian.

My thoughts about creative struggle in SGI Quarterly.


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The Wild Braid

Stanley Kunitz, who was our poet laureate twice in his long life, gave Studio 360 a tour of his beautiful Cape Cod garden in 2001, a few years before his death.  He is an inspiration, and his poem The Wild Braid beautifully evokes our connection to the natural world.  It is a treat to hear him read it himself, which you can do here.

If you love poetry, and gardens, you must read his book by the same name, which he wrote with his longtime assistant Genine Lentine, and has photographs of the poet in his garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson.

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Reader Comments (1)

I heard about this book on NPR and put it on my must read list.
It also is inspiring me to make some art - not sure yet what - that reflects the title.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
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