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C4C Podcast: Processing | Season 2

Most of us instinctively react to feelings of anger, fear, confusion, and sadness by retreating. We often prefer consumption to creation during difficult times: rereading favorite books, for example, or binging a whole season of television in an afternoon. We’re not built to handle uncertainty, and our impulse is to escape into the familiar.

But creativity calls us to take risks, to dare failure, to face the immense and potentially overwhelming possibilities of a blank page or canvas or computer screen, an empty stage, a bare plot of earth. It’s often uncomfortable at the best of times. And these, to state the obvious, are not those.

How do creative makers work through periods of intense political and personal uncertainty? Can outrage and anxiety power creativity, or do they inevitably work against it? How can we learn to practice creativity, a generative and fundamentally optimistic act, in times that all too often seem to reflect back to us the most fearful versions of our neighbors and ourselves?

In this season of Processing, we’ll engage with these questions by talking with Pitt creators who persist.

Dial-In Information

Check out our new episode on Buzzsprout!

Wednesday, December 16 at 12:00 a.m.

Virtual Event

C4C Podcast: Processing | Season 2

Most of us instinctively react to feelings of anger, fear, confusion, and sadness by retreating. We often prefer consumption to creation during difficult times: rereading favorite books, for example, or binging a whole season of television in an afternoon. We’re not built to handle uncertainty, and our impulse is to escape into the familiar.

But creativity calls us to take risks, to dare failure, to face the immense and potentially overwhelming possibilities of a blank page or canvas or computer screen, an empty stage, a bare plot of earth. It’s often uncomfortable at the best of times. And these, to state the obvious, are not those.

How do creative makers work through periods of intense political and personal uncertainty? Can outrage and anxiety power creativity, or do they inevitably work against it? How can we learn to practice creativity, a generative and fundamentally optimistic act, in times that all too often seem to reflect back to us the most fearful versions of our neighbors and ourselves?

In this season of Processing, we’ll engage with these questions by talking with Pitt creators who persist.

Dial-In Information

Check out our new episode on Buzzsprout!

Wednesday, December 16 at 12:00 a.m.

Virtual Event