So, where do good ideas come from? Are they flashes of genius that come fully formed when you least expect them? Do they require hours with a pad of paper at the drawing board? Are they the result of accidents and surprising experimental results? And what environments breed them?
These are just some of the questions that are tackled in the following three videos that explore the sources of ideas.
In this video author and theorist Steven Johnson takes an environmental perspective and talks about the spaces that have historically led to unusual rates of creativity and innovation.
Filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks) and others talk about the mysteries of inspiration in this short film.
In this TED talk ex-NASA scientists Mark Rober who started a wearable technology company describes how to come up with good ideas.