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David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

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Wed 11 October 2017

David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

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Wed 11 October 2017,

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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