She describes cognitive disinhibition and how the inability to ‘stay on topic’ and the tendency to get distracted by – and the inclination to search out – shiny things floating past in the periphery of our lives, aren’t a hinderance to creativity but an essential part of it.
As she (rather brilliantly) puts it: “Everything’s invited to the party in your head, so some pretty amazing things stagger out at the end of the night.”
[Fab Firefly picture is from CrunchGear. The reason for its use on this post? ‘Shiny’ is used as slang by the characters in Firefly. Flimsy? Yes. Do I care? No.]