Our State-side friends have been raving to us about Kirby Ferguson. Based in New York, Kirby is a writer, director and film maker whose series, “Everything is a Remix”, has found a growing following on the idea that creativity is not the divinely inspired genius of individuals, but rather an incremental process which, over time, sees great ideas and innovations feed news ones.
As a result, argues Kirby, creativity is much more collaborative and overlapping than we’d like to think. He believes that remixing relates to every aspect of creativity, and producing new materials comes from taking ideas from the past. Have a look at Kirby’s 2012 TED Global talk, in which he uses, among others, Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs to explore his thesis to compelling effect.