There are some who believe creativity is a gift given to only a handful of people. Those of us who regularly engage in the practice of making art understand that we all have the ability to create something that has never existed before. It is common for us to struggle in our search for inspiration, and self-doubt can be a powerful enemy. A new organization may be of assistance to those who chose to engage in this struggle.
The Creativity Conference is the brainchild of filmmaker Maxim Jago, who is on a mission to explore and understand the motivation and process people use in the creation of artistic projects. This year’s event was the second time that Maxim has assembled a team of creatives at the Microsoft Garage in New York City for a day-long series of presentations. Speakers offered insight into how they approach creative projects.
Maxim Jago: Keynote Address
Maxim explained his motivation for hosting this event and an upcoming three-day event that will take place in Iceland in August. “The goal of the Creativity Conference is to provide a forum in which people can feel safe being childlike again and thinking about creativity. I think the whole world would be better if we all did when we were seven :’I like you. Do you like me? I've got some cake and a toy Batmobile. Do you want to play?’"
Samantha Tauber: Attuning to Our Creative Divinity
Samantha Tauber, otherwise known by her Metaverse persona VNCCII, is a Metaverse musician and storyteller who spoke about tapping into her creativity in the formation of her avatar. The avatar represents a super-sentient AI superheroine from the future.
She created this avatar after pondering how she could help to uplift the consciousness of humanity with as much love as possible. Music is her current medium, but she plans to extend her avatar’s presence far beyond music shortly. Samantha encourages everyone to take advantage of the wealth of information available online that allows one to manifest and share their creative ideas.
Amy Peck: Everything You Think You Know About Everything Is Wrong (And How You Can Change It)
Amy Peck, founder & CEO of EndeavorVR spoke on the topic, “Everything You Think You Know About Everything Is Wrong”.
Andi Sweeney: Crafting the Self Through Story
Andi Sweeney, film and stage actress, TV host, and producer, spoke on “Crafting the Self Through Story.”