The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes The World

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes The World

by David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt

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"The authors look at art and science together to examine how innovations―from Picasso's initially offensive paintings to Steve Jobs's startling iPhone―build on what already exists and rely on three brain operations: bending, breaking and blending. This manifesto . . . shows how both disciplines foster creativity." ―The Wall Street Journal "The Runaway Species approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out." ―The Economist The Runaway Species is a deep dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt seek to answer the question: what lies at the heart of humanity's ability―and drive―to create? Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things. But where does our creativity come from, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, schools, businesses, and institutions? Eagleman and Brandt examine hundreds of examples of human creativity through dramatic storytelling and stunning images in this beautiful, full-color volume. By drawing out what creative acts have in common and viewing them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, they uncover the essential elements of this critical human ability, and encourage a more creative future for all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9785001176831
Publisher: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 329
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Дэвид Иглмен — нейробиолог, автор бестселлера Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and Sum. Автор и ведущий номинированного на премию "Эмми" телевизионного сериала The Brain. Приглашенный профессор Стэндфордского университета, член Фонда Гуггенхейма, директор Центра науки и права. Его статьи публиковались в New York Times, Discover Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Wired и многих других изданиях. Регулярно участвует в передачах National Public Radio и BBC. Энтони Брандт — композитор, профессор Музыкальной школы Шеферда в Университете Райса и художественный руководитель ансамбля современной музыки. Дважды получал награды Adventurous Programming Awards некоммерческой организации "Камерная музыка Америки" и Американского общества композиторов, авторов и издателей (ASCAP). Лауреат премии Кусевицкого, присуждаемой Библиотекой Конгресса США, соавтор статей о когнитивном восприятии музыки, опубликованных в журналах Frontiers и Brain Connectivity. Написал две камерные оперы, сочинения для оркестра и камерного ансамбля. Автор музыки ряда хореографических постановок, произведений для театра, кино, телевидения, звуковых и художественных инсталляций.

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