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The Thin Line Between Inspiration and Imitation

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The recent "Blurred Lines" copyright decision has again raised questions about the limits of copyright law, and the disinction between inspiration and imitation. UCLA law professor Kal Raustiala believes the verdict sets a risky precedent for artists and misunderstands the way the creative process works.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Literary Genius After 60

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Penelope Fitzgerald is considered one of the great British novelists of the last half-century. Remarkably, she didn't begin writing until she was nearly 60 - and that's partly what attracted biographer Hermione Lee.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Aging Artfully

Friday, March 20, 2015

Worried about getting old?  Amy Gorman was, so she went looking for inspiration among old women - some who were over 100.  

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WQXR Blog

Neat vs. Messy: Which is Better For Creativity?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are messy individuals more innovative? As thoughts turn to spring cleaning, here's how several composers have approached the question of neatness.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Creative Professionals On The Creative Process

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Last week, Joyce Carol Oates told us she knows the entire course of her novel before she sits down to write. It made us wonder: do other creative professionals work the same way?

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On The Media

The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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The Takeaway

Bored & Brilliant Challenge: Put Away Your Phone!

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC's New Tech City is challenging listeners to put away their phones in their new "Bored and Brilliant" project.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Karen Russell On Balancing Writing, Technology, and Boredom

Friday, January 30, 2015

How to balance writing with the barrage of smartphone interruptions? Karen Russell gives her advice.

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Studio 360

Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Powers of Two - Joshua Wolf Shenk

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Joshua Wolf Shenk talks about his book, "Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Austin Kleon gives advice on how to "Steal Like an Artist."

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New Tech City

The Case for Boredom

Monday, January 12, 2015

We're kicking off New Tech City's biggest project yet. It's called Bored & Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. Our goal is to get you rethinking our relationship with technology.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.

The Takeaway

The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability. 

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The Takeaway

Go Crazy: The Secret to Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

One CEO explains why a little bit of crazy goes a long way when it comes to building a business.

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The Takeaway

The Iron Road: Riding & Writing Across America

Friday, September 26, 2014

Trains are a magical place for creative thought. And now 24 writers have been selected to be part of Amtrak's Residency program, winning them a roundtrip ticket anywhere in the country.

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Remix Summit

Forces Shaping the Industries that Matter to the Arts

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
In this Lightning panel, you'll hear how to tackle the trends that are shaping the industries that matter to the cultural and creative sectors. 

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Remix Summit

New Horizons: The Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan.

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Remix Summit

Insights From Connecting the Creative World

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
Scott Belsky, Founder and CEO of Behance, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit conference at Google headquarters in Manhattan.

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Remix Summit

Unleashing New Forms of Creativity

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
Throughout history, new technologies have been followed by artistic breakthroughs. This panel looks at who is pushing the creative boundaries today.

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