Creativity has always been a group effort

  • The idea of the lone wolf locking themselves away and working on their magnum opus is highly romanticized and does not reflect reality.
  • Book - Show Your WorkBook - Show Your Work


    author: Austin Kleon
    title: Show your work! 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered

    explains how creativity historically developed in scenes, where people got inspired from each other, stole from each other, contributed ideas and supported each other.
  • Another example of this is the famous photo of the fifth solvay conference. Many of the most influential physicists to ever exist were contemporaries. 17 of the 29 attendees were or went on to become Nobel Prize winners.