|Flier for my talk.|
I now feel much less alone and part of a greater universal community of artists. Stoked to present my thoughts and my research. The opportunity to spark discussion and build a local network of creatives is exhilarating! Since this will be my first presentation since college my biggest goal is to build momentum to drive my research and art making.
This is a taste of what my week has been like, listen and enjoy!
I've also developed a strong liking for Dr. Nancy Andersen and her work with The Creative Thinking Project.
Some of what she has to say is over my head, but a good bit is fascinating, particularly her take on Dr. Lewis Termin's 1921 study of IQ and what happens to kids with high IQs as they grow up (IQs between 140-200). His subjects went on to live very 'successful' lives, they were well off, had good jobs, and overall possessed a good quality of life. However, Dr.Termin,when setting up this study, excluded two children which went on to win Nobel Prizes. Their answers to his IQ questions were divergent and their IQ scores were slightly lower than the range in his study (120 +/- 5pts). So, while creative types are not typically in the 'genius' range of IQ scores, creatives are still above average. Geeky food for thought. I wish I had the time to go down that rabbit hole too!
|My good friend Natalie photographing my work :)|
|Far right panel of 'Spanning (the distance between us)' as seen in the flyer for my talk.|