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Idea Agent by Lina M. Echeverria

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MAKE ROOM FOR INTUITION

Whether musicians, painters, or scientists, creative people are capable of eliciting the inexplicable, of following the scent of an ill-defined “something” even though they may not know why or where it will lead. For the writer or the architect this may be just sitting down to the typewriter—or the computer, a notebook, or a piece of scrap—and letting whatever comes flow onto the paper. They may not know where it comes from, but the creatives know the experience well. Frank Gehry, whose designs turned the world of architecture on its head and whose buildings move experts and laymen alike with emotion, puts it simply as he says: “I don’t know,” where it all comes from, “I call it a magic trick.” For the scientist it may ...

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