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By Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Lene Tanggaard Pedersen, Charlotte Wegener

This e-book covers themes now not generally linked to creativity that provide us perception into artistic motion as a social, fabric, and cultural procedure. quite a lot of experts in the humanities and social sciences will locate this attention-grabbing, in addition to practitioners who're trying to find novel methods of considering and doing inventive work.

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The difference between self and other is not only productive for creativity because different people have different knowledge, skills, professions, life experiences, and so on, but also because they occupy different positions in space and thus see the world (even slightly) differently. As Bakhtin (1990) wisely noted, the other always has a surplus of knowledge, if anything because one cannot see ‘the back of one’s head’. Difference between sign and object It is in interaction with other people that we are introduced, from an early age, to the symbolic universe of our culture.

Because of this coordination between intentions, material properties and norms, the conventional is often associated with less creative, or even non-creative, action. Indeed, using chairs for sitting is hardly surprising and is often catalogued as mundane or habitual. This misconception derives from the fact that we tend to see affordances as ‘static’ potentials to use things in a certain way when, in fact, they are actively, and often creatively, made use of. The canonical affordance of building with bricks has been acted upon for millennia and there isn’t anything every exciting about that; however, what is actually being built and the new technologies of building can lead to very diverse outcomes.

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