Immerse yourself in a world of creative possibility with composer, professor and creativity scholar Anthony Brandt, co-author of “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.” This course provides a primer on human creativity, offering insights and practical strategies to enhance creativity across fields. Explore why humans have such great capacity for creativity. Consider the role of evolution, neuroscience and our social relationships in sparking imaginative thought and action. Learn a variety of approaches that may deepen your creative thinking and practice. Explore the challenges of creating in the larger world, examining why some ideas fail and others succeed. You are invited to experiment with the strategies explored in this course in an optional, hands-on, out-of-class assignment. The final session will include a discussion and showcase of participants’ creative explorations. No artistic experience is required, and people who do not consider themselves creative are encouraged to take part.
- Moody Center for the Arts
- Rice University Humanities Research Center
- Rice University Shepherd School of Music