The importance of music and creativity

In this special episode of the pod, we discuss the importance of music and creativity.

Professor Kim Cunio and Professor Lane Gabora talk about why the creative arts are more important now than ever before, how music makes you feel seen. They also discuss how artificial intelligence is changing, and threatening, creativity.


Professor Liane Gabora is an Interdisciplinary cognitive scientist at the University of British Columbia and is currently a visiting scholar at the ANU School of Music. She has more than 200 scholarly publications in diverse journals that span psychology, cognitive science, biology, computer science, physics, mathematics, anthropology, archaeology, and interdisciplinary research, as well as literary journals. Liane is also a published fiction writer, and composes music.


Professor Kim Cunio is the outgoing head of the School of Music at the Australian National University. He’s an activist, composer and scholar interested in old and new music and the role of intercultural music in making sense of our larger world.


Sharon Bessell is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of both the Children’s Policy Centre and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Arnagretta Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at ANU College of Health and Medicine, a cardiologist, a physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at ANU Medical School.

You can find full show notes on the Crawford School of Public Policy LinkedIn account.

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