Festival of Ideas: David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt

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David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt
The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World
Wednesday 11 October 2017, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones
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£4.50 PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisation: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

What is creativity? How does it work? Why do we have it? And where is it taking us?

In a time when the old ways of living are being torn up and re-modelled, human civilisation is facing challenges that require all our ingenuity. In their new book, The Runaway Species, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt unravel the threads of the arts, neuroscience, evolution and technology which make up the tapestry of human creativity, leading us on a tour through the history of innovation from the moon landings to Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'. In doing so, they offer a powerful examination of creativity, the strategies which stimulate it and how it can be a driving force to propel us into the future. Through understanding our ability to innovate – our most profound, mysterious and deeply human capacity – the authors believe we can rise to meet the challenge of remaking our constantly shifting world. They talk about what they have discovered and its implications.


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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

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Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

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