In praise of Brain Harmony

I often preach how important it is for creatives to develop their analytical left-brain skills while using their artistic right-brain skills.

So I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that Masi Oka, one of the stars of NBC’s sci-fi series Hereos, began his post-college career programming computer-generated effects for Industrial Light & Magic.

Oka, who studied both computers science and theatre at Brown, remarked in a USA Today profile, “You’re not left brain or right brain.  I feel you need to use them both in harmony.”

Excellent advice coming from a popular actor with a reported 180+ IQ.