Or what we get wrong about Genius

For those with an interest in creativity and creative thinking, there is a wealth of misinformation and misunderstanding to contend with. Some of these misunderstandings are encapsulated in the three most influential myths regarding creativity; the art myth, the eureka myth, and the genius myth. This article examines the genius…

Color Perception in Plants

For experimental philosopher and artist Jonathon Keats — the world is a playground. Unbound by conventional thinking, he pushes at the limits of our experience by creating physical manifestations of imaginative thought experiments. Such experiments challenge us to consider and contemplate our world in a way…

by Carl Jennings

You enter a cylindrical structure through a rectangular door. Inside the space is simple and empty; no ornamentation, just a minimalist sense of space and materials; wood, stone and concrete. The room is empty except for a bench that runs around the inside of the curved walls…

By Carl Jennings

“Colors speak all languages.”

— Joseph Addison, Essays on the Pleasures of the Imagination (1828)[1]

Sinoper, Falu, Gamboge and Watchet: A strange and alien language perhaps, but one that speaks to the myriad ways in which colors can reveal themselves. Most of us can see these colors quite easily, but we…

In “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” (1971), feminist art historian Linda Nochlin turned the commonly accepted ideas of genius upside down. She demonstrated how greatness has as much, if not more, to do with social access (education, current ideas and trends, patronage, distribution, etc.) as it does…

The curious history of black and white dreams

The question “Do you dream in color?” is one that most of us have probably been asked, or have considered at some point. If so, what would you answer? Do you remember what your dreams look like? Are they in color or…

Carl Jennings

Artist, writer, colorist, professor of art and creative thinking. Imagination Blog: https://www.onmakingtheworld.com Art website: http://www.cjennings.com

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