Art is like philosophy—it is about creating deeper and better questions about life … and what’s possible. — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Eleven)
DEDICATION: Episode EF13 is dedicated to Paul McCartney. As the founding member of the Beatles, he needs no introduction for most. EF13 being an episode on the depths and source of creativity, you might assume that the Lennon/McCartney songwriting powerhouse would be enough to justify the dedication. They proved a career of hard work mixed with seemingly endless creativity can result in unforgetful pieces of art. An active musician for more than 50 years, McCartney is the best-selling musician of all time.
Facing serious amnesia, Eric Clemens with the help of Dr. Eden Harper tries to recollect his lost memories. Dr. Harper takes an unconventional road not only to help Eric track his past, but to create a foundation for his future as well. As they dig deeper and deeper, Eric has to face demons he didn’t even know existed. This episode of the Evolve Faster Podcast will investigate what art is and how do we perceive the concept of creating art. Through psychological theories ranging from William James to Carl Jung with a neuroscientific backup, the goal is to demystify the long-living mystery as it turns out–what art is and what we believe it to be are two entirely different ideas. Even more important, people who are capable to create art might not just be a chosen few.
Season One, Episode Eleven: Channeling creativity can feel like fighting an internal battle, leaving behind a bloody fingerprint. So if there is a unique brand of art within you, why is creativity treated as something possessed by a lucky few? And is creativity really such a precious human trait anyway?