The Genius as a Characterization of the Creative Spirit in Mathematics and the Arts

Gizem Karaali
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 413–416 Short Papers


It is easy to observe that today's society assigns its artists and mathematicians the status of genius. In this note I first introduce the phenomenon and then focus on the possible disadvantages of this stereotype.