Poised on the Border between Chaos and Disorder


Neurologically, the best way to be creative is to simply put yourself in a different place with a different set of tools and a different assignment.

Improv comedy sets people in imaginary situations with a partner and gives them a couple of odd, non-related props and asks them to do something with them.

Stuart Kauffman, the biologist who's work informs everything from cell theory to the theory of creativity, calls it "the adjacent possible."