Cultures of CreativityBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7292.1000 (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1000
- Bengt Höjer, associate professor
- Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
The Centennial Exhibition of the Nobel Prize
What makes people creative? Why do some people's levels of creativity enable them to make discoveries that can change the course of world events and influence the lives of millions? This exhibition, a multimedia installation set up to mark the 100th anniversary of the Nobel prize, seeks to examine the nature of the creative process and to find out what leads some people to do extraordinary things.
From the ceiling of the exhibition hall hang banners representing the more than 700 Nobel laureates to date, circulating in an endless parade on a revolving track. They show a name, a portrait, and the year and subject of the prize. What is …