Thanks to Shuna Gao and Luke Rinne at the Johns Hopkins labs for making yesterday’s Brain Study on Creativity MRI experiment as fascinating and engaging as it was. As a teacher of illustration, much of what we discuss in class has to do with cognition; how imagery connects with the brains of strangers. If we can understand how we create and receive visual ideas we can gain a deeper comprehension of what we do and how to talk about it.

Thanks to Shuna Gao and Luke Rinne at the Johns Hopkins labs for making yesterday’s Brain Study on Creativity MRI experiment as fascinating and engaging as it was. As a teacher of illustration, much of what we discuss in class has to do with cognition; how imagery connects with the brains of strangers. If we can understand how we create and receive visual ideas we can gain a deeper comprehension of what we do and how to talk about it.

In the Johns Hopkins Lab. The doctor will see you now. I’m dubious. Nice to meet you Mr. Dubious.

In the Johns Hopkins Lab. The doctor will see you now. I’m dubious. Nice to meet you Mr. Dubious.

In Penn Station you will bump into evidence that the rat warren you are leaving from was once a magnificent temple to the aspirations of the American people. Here a cop from 1914 finds this funny. Hey Copper, tell it to Sweeney.

In Penn Station you will bump into evidence that the rat warren you are leaving from was once a magnificent temple to the aspirations of the American people. Here a cop from 1914 finds this funny. Hey Copper, tell it to Sweeney.

In Penn Station you can occasionally bump into evidence that the rat warren you are leaving from was once a grand temple to the aspirations of the American people. A cop from 1914 thinks there’s something funny in all this. The schlemmiel standing to the right is trying  to wake up.

In Penn Station you can occasionally bump into evidence that the rat warren you are leaving from was once a grand temple to the aspirations of the American people. A cop from 1914 thinks there’s something funny in all this. The schlemmiel standing to the right is trying to wake up.

In Penn Station magazine culture is holding tight. You can get lost in the new titles as well as amazing redesigns which are everywhere. And if you need an update on that boutique handgun you’ve had your eye on, hey no prob. Before I board I will have a bagel, a coffee and a semi-automatic.

In Penn Station magazine culture is holding tight. You can get lost in the new titles as well as amazing redesigns which are everywhere. And if you need an update on that boutique handgun you’ve had your eye on, hey no prob. Before I board I will have a bagel, a coffee and a semi-automatic.

Greetings from Penn Station. Headed to Baltimore and a fascinating Johns Hopkins project studying creativity. They have asked me to draw while undergoing a brain scan. With enough coffee I can do anything.

Greetings from Penn Station. Headed to Baltimore and a fascinating Johns Hopkins project studying creativity. They have asked me to draw while undergoing a brain scan. With enough coffee I can do anything.

Riverside Magnolias on the march!  Making my day.

Riverside Magnolias on the march! Making my day.

Can the “selfie” have invaded the core of American letters? Read all about it at http://www.stevebrodner.com.

Can the “selfie” have invaded the core of American letters? Read all about it at http://www.stevebrodner.com.

Of all the things that happened this week, most thrillingly, there was spring. A brilliant idea. Here at Gramercy Park.

Of all the things that happened this week, most thrillingly, there was spring. A brilliant idea. Here at Gramercy Park.

Of all the things that happened this week, most thrillingly, there was spring. A brilliant idea. Here at Gramercy Park.

Of all the things that happened this week, most thrillingly, there was spring. A brilliant idea. Here at Gramercy Park.