VERVE: Living the Creative Life | Season 2
Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Human Genetics Mario Capecchi says that creativity in science takes dedication, tenacity, and guts.
Ruth Kendrick has been making candy and chocolates for more than 50 years. A second-generation chocolatier, she grew up making chocolate with her mother. Her chocolates hold a sheen and various colors that are almost too pretty to eat. Designing and constructing them is an art that is patiently learned.
Pablo Blaqk refers to himself as a “creative”. From songwriting, singing, design, jewelry making and more Blaqk is a jack of all trades.
Co-founder and "beekeeper" of The Bee: True Stories from the Hive Giuliana Serena recognizes the power of stories to create culture and inform our understanding of our lives and the world we live in.
Go behind the firing line of a July 4th fireworks show with pyrotechnician Chuck Johnson.
What intrigues Dan Ventura most is exploring how computers can learn to think creatively – designing artificial intelligence systems that are robust and adaptable.
At age 30, Christie the African Elephant is a vibrant, playful, and creative artist. Nurturing her love for painting through positive reinforcement, Christie’s keepers trained her to hold the brush, and have since watched her art style develop on its own. Now, Christie’s 6-year-old daughter, Zuri, is also painting.
“Science is an incredibly creative endeavor,” says Nitin Phadnis. “I am not sure it is as widely appreciated as it should be." Phadnis, an evolutionary biologist, uses novel approaches to solve problems that have been around for years, and he has created a lab that combines genetics and cell biology…two disciplines that for years were considered separate.
Dr. Dolly Casper is a bioengineer and inventor who uses the tools of mathematics, physics, engineering and physiology to approach scientific problems in unique and creative ways.
To David Ezekiel Brooks, creativity stands out by being able "... to incorporate and integrate everything into a solution…” From design engineering, to innovative creative approaches and impactful community projects, David brings a new outlook and process.
Now in its 6th season, KUED’s online video series VERVE, has interviewed over 50 unique creators living in Utah. Each episode profiles local artists, innovators, musicians, dancers, chefs, authors, scientists and others about their work and their creative process.
VERVE was born out of the need to explore artistic inspiration. We all have the desire to create – that drive isn’t limited to visual artists. VERVE delves into that spark of innovation that lives in us all. What does your creativity look like? What does it mean to live a creative life? Watch all VERVE episodes here and meet some of Utah’s creative minds.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein