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The Big Question

How Does Creativity Help Solve Problems?

Oct 07, 2015 | 28 videos
Video by The Atlantic

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of people who work in media, design, and the arts about how the creative process can lend itself to unlocking solutions. "Creativity is a problem-solving practice," says Anne Libera, director of comedy studies at Second City. "You have to risk, you have to fail—that's how you know where the edge is." Other panelists include Tim Brown, Bran Ferren, JR, Maurice Ashley, Lil Buck, Kelly Leonard, and Jane Chu.


The Big Question is a series inspired by The Atlantic's back-page feature.

Authors: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Daniel Lombroso

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Ideas and insights from leaders at the Aspen Ideas Festival