How To Break Free From Creative Conventions

Vi Hart explores a conundrum all creatives face - how to break free from conventions and avoid cliche by using constraints - in this wonderfully quirky video Twelve Tones.

She calls herself a "Recreational Mathemusician". Hart has amassed over 44 million video views and 650,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. She has turned her habit of mathematical doodling into a series of engaging videos. In most of the videos, you watch her draw (speeded up) complex mathematical concepts as she narrates the video in her fast paced lyrical voice.

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Creativity means fearlessly embracing things that seem odd, even random, knowing that if you keep your brain open you will eventually find the connections.
— Vi Hart
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