Searching for Genius
This six-part story delves into the mystery of genius and our need to revere brilliant individuals. It explores what goes on in the genius mind, and considers how to design a genius.
Is a high IQ really a mark of genius, or does something else explain the exceptional?
There’s a fine line to tread between creativity and psychosis.
Does having a debilitating disease help or hinder creative genius?
How do you convince people you’re exceptional? Meet the ultimate self-styled genius.
About the author
Anna Faherty is a writer and lecturer who collaborates with museums on an eclectic range of exhibition, digital and print projects. She is the author of the ‘Reading Room Companion’ and the editor of ‘States of Mind’, both published by Wellcome Collection.