Did some of our "Genius" rub off?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 05:50 PM

$500,000 with absolutely no-strings-attached. The dreamiest fellowship of them all. It's that time of year and the MacArthur Foundation has announced its list of fellows. We noticed among the list of 'geniuses' a few past Studio 360 guests. Last spring Kurt Andersen spoke to David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme on HBO and last summer we were treated to a live in-studio performance from the jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. Way back in 2001, Kurt had a conversation with installation artist Jorge Pardo.

The MacArthur Foundation chose 23 recipients across art, science, and the humanities: from a high school physics teacher to a fiction writer.

Hear what all these MacArthur fellows had to say about receiving their grants here.

And check out their Studio 360 segments below.

Jorge Pardo

David Simon

Jason Moran

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