Tuesday, 12 June 2012

EconTalk this week

Jonah Lehrer, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the science of creativity. They discuss focusing vs. ignoring as a way to solve problems, the potential for computer-based creativity, how W. H. Auden used drugs to improve his poetry, Bob Dylan, Steve Jobs, and the creative power of mindless relaxation. The conversation closes with a discussion of what policies might increase creativity.

1 comment:

Mark Hubbard said...

Auden is one of my favourite poets. Sobering to think our 'tirelessly working' customs officers would've been tirelessly working to shut his inspiration down ;)