Friday, 13 March 2009

Creativity Part 2

Creativity is a process, it is use of the imagination to create or problem solve. Before this course I thought I knew what it meant but never really thought about, I realise now that people are always saying something or someone is creative but when I ask them what creative really is they cant really explain it. So it after some discussions in and out of class that it seems to come down to worth, that could be in saleability, emotional or personal.

Is it possible to truly create something new though? When most people go though a similar education to answer the same exams, are we all just creating varies types of the same thing and tweaking old ideas?

Creativity seen as a process seems to be about problem solving. (And yes i’m going back to the toilet example from the previous blog on creativity) the design of a toilet didn’t come from thin air, I would say it starts with a bucket and then someone thought about it and decided to make it easier/more sanitary and from that the next person did the same thing to that idea, this happen over and over till the generally perceived image of a toilet was created. Well that is multiple people being creative to make life easier.

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being...creativity requires passion and commitment. Out of the creative act is born symbols and myths. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness–ecstasy.”— Rollo May, The Courage to Create

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