don’t let (y)our cooperative intelligence potential go to waste
says Brian Eno
updated / altered : Oct 24 2018
Brian Eno on the importance of cultivating the creative capacity of communities, for which, apparently, some years ago he coined his own word:
Being an artist, you hear a lot of talk about genius — which is the process of singling out certain people in art history and saying, ‘Those were the important ones.’ … Whenever you look at any of those artists, you find that they lived and drew from a very active, flourishing cultural scene, and they were only one of the elements in that scene. All these people who are called ‘genius’ actually sat in the middle of something that I call ‘scenius.’ Just as genius is the creative intelligence of an individual, ‘scenius’ is the creative intelligence of a community.