Creative Genius is like lightning. You can’t predict when or where it might strike, and lots of people will go through their entire lives without ever knowing that electrifying sensation.
But that doesn’t mean you have to be a genius to experience that a single moment of unspeakable brilliance. Sure, being super smart or talented doesn’t hurt. But the point of this series is not celebrate geniuses per se. Instead, we’re interested in those moments of genius, those passing seconds of brilliance that allow individuals–genius or otherwise–to create art of lasting cultural importance.
With each entry, we’ll take the time to appreciate that flash-bang moment that an immortal song was born, that a perfect scene was filmed, that an inspired stroke of the pen was recorded. And in the spirit of our encompassing view of education, we appreciate genius in all its forms; intellectual, artistic, athletic, and in forms that defy both categorization and imagination.
Join us as we marvel at the bounty of human ingenuity, fragile and fleeting though it may be.