The Creator's Project is right around the corner in October, and promises a "colossal cultural extravaganza" that includes a psycho-opera by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. Among the artists featured in this year's program is the overwhelmingly creative Michael Stipe, lead singer of the greatest American rock band of the '80s (not featuring Paul Westerberg), R.E.M. In the video below, you can get some insights into Stipe's work, which includes paintings, photographs, sculptures and websites. Among other things, he raves about his Tumblr site ("when do you see that many Yoko Ono's in one place?") and the enduring legacy of punk rock ("christmas lights all year round"). Watch below: