To imagine is to perform architecture, as it involves assimilation and pottering. Nothing is a secret, an invention is merely a discovery, and either we’re all gifted or no one is. Creativity isn’t an individual possession, it’s that which is out there for all to take in, or to be taken in; it involves learning, gathering. Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine: How Creativity Works is an element that is crafted to provide the friction needed to give birth to the much needed spark within. The book aims to provide you with a foundation for cogitation and dimensional progression. The author who presented the world of literature with the award winning book, How We Decide, is back with yet another catalyst to stimulate a self-brainstorming session.
Acceptance of the rut in life gets us familiarized with depression and mania, which makes an essential part of learning that helps us realize that there is indeed an other side. “Beyond” is something that only appears to be that what it appears to be; it’s out there, reach out for it. The author fascinates us by showing us an essential link to creativity in the installation of a centralized bathrooms in companies. Learn how the color blue helps optimize the creativity in one’s output. The book focuses on many aspects involved in the processing of a thought that are simple, yet complicated to many, such as the significance of sharing/adopting external perspectives, the uses of the essential element of criticism in imagination, how Pixar makes its movies, and the effects of relaxation and stressfulness on the characteristics of an imagination in specific.
To imagine is to create… or recreate… or is it all about borrowing the elements from the created, and assembling them into one completed innovative space? We play the role of an object expressing the creativity. “The puzzle isn’t solved one piece at a time. Rather, the solution is shocking in its completeness.”, says the author as he discusses the writing habits of Bob Dylan. This statement sheds a lot of clarity. Similarly, he mentions the healthy drug habits that are bound to trigger recreation and constructional thinking. It’s the attitude of the user towards the drug that determines the aftermath of consuming them. Scientists invent drugs for constructive purposes; they are to be considered as a tool for recreation. Several artists, poets, musicians and their works are influenced by transcendental drugs to a considerable extent.
The neuroscientist who works as a contributing editor for Wired has laid down his thoughts and contemplations carefully, all for the readers to take in and meditate over. On page 109, you’ll come across a quote by Picasso which says, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. This is philosophy, but no myth; this is no supposition. We all have the innate ability to transcend ideas and concepts; we just need to realize what we truly seek that what we are made of. Imagine: How Creativity Works is a step by step guide to knowing the behind the scenes of imagining, provided that you deliberately forget to bolt your mind’s doors at the time of reading.