The Fruits of Chaos: Creativity & the Subconscious

None at JWALK

Wed, Jul 19 at 7 p.m.   |   90 minutes

In this Olio, Religion Professors Michael and Michael will explore creativity from two vantage points: Psychology and Art.

“I’ve got a crazy idea.”
“That idea came from nowhere.”
“Where did that come from?”

Our best ideas seem to come from nowhere—we say nowhere because language structures cannot grapple with the mysterious source of creativity. Creativity is crucial to not only artists, but to scientists, parents, and policemen. All human beings benefit and thrive in the presence of creativity. The words we use to describe the origin of ideas point to their mysterious nature—although we may not be able to define creativity, we can describe it.

In this Olio, Religion Professors Michael and Michael will explore creativity from two vantage points: Psychology and Art. Both Professors have arrived at the same conclusions from two different starting points—chaos can be as fruitful as it is dangerous.

Teacher: Michael Haltenberger & Michael Prettyman
Venue: JWALK

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