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Creativity is the Essence of Technology - Creativity is the essence of technology we have today, without technology we would be without the most basic of equipment in our modern day lives. Could you imagine a life without cars, computers, and even houses. What would the world be like if it were deprived of these necessities. We have progressed to such a degree, that it seems almost unlikely that the human race will produce one more extraordinaire. However, without the thoughtful minds of thousands of inventors, our world would rapidly turn into one of bland repetition....   [tags: technology, creativity, ] 583 words
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Introduction To Creativity and Three Activities That Improve Our Creativity - Picture this. One’s mind is in a constant dance between order and entropy, trying to maintain a subtle balance in which a concrete equilibrium can be achieved. Within such a struggle lies the collective thoughts of experience, memory and anticipation. In the midst of this inner symphony, we are occasionally treated to a gift; inspiration. An idea. Raw, powerful, and full of potential, the individual is now given the key to it to create something new. That is creativity. Sir Kenneth Robinson, an educationalist, defined creativity as ‘the process of having original ideas that have value....   [tags: creativity, drawing, playing, brain exercises]
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Description of The Universe of Creativity - My brothers and I are odd cases in relation to the rest of our family. We were, for one reason or another, blessed with the abilities to understand and perform music. Through this innate form of creative expression, I was released to the world of the right brained and found fascination in the act of creation. Due to my need to create something fresh and authentically my own, it made slim my options toward a career choice. I had to do something that would allow me to show my individualism, express my interpreted thoughts in a medium, universally understood, and allow for that idea to be nurtured by not only myself, but by others with similar quirks....   [tags: imagination, creativity, advertising]
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Lack of Creativity in the Medieval Period - Lack of ego, violence, and unproductiveness were some of the few characteristics Manchester attributed to the medieval mind. During this period of history, the people lacked creativity and only used the mechanisms that were created by the generations before. Violence helped noblemen rise to define themselves while the creative ones took generations to build a cathedral because they only cared about glorifying God. Knowing their identity in life was irrelevant. Peasants were unaware of the world outside the common since they all lived and died without ever leaving their birthplace....   [tags: medieval, history, creativity, ] 1172 words
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The link between creativity and mental illnesses - The link between creativity and mental illnesses is a topic that has been debated for centuries. The great philosophers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all discussed the connection as well. Even in today’s society, there is an ever-present stereotype that creative individuals (i.e. poets, writers, artists, designers, etc.) suffer from bouts of depression, mania, or mental illnesses. It is an age-old question: does depression/mania effect creativity. There is a lot of evidence that both supports and denies the truth behind this question....   [tags: creativity, mania, depressive illness]
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Our Education System Is Killing Creativity - WHERE DOES CREATIVITY COME FROM. It is often said that the creative adult is the child that survived, implying that there was some kind of death that occurred along the way. Logic knows what I had yet to figure out in leaving university; creativity cannot exist in solidarity. I cannot wake up one day and decide, “I will be creative without the preceding training and skills that are crucial to the creative process.” Dr. Larry Dossey, a physician of internal medicine says it as so: “Someone who doesn’t know arithmetic will never be a great mathematician....   [tags: Schools Kill Creativity]
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Creativity in Adulthood - Creativity in Adulthood Creativity is a concept surrounded by a number of beliefs and misconceptions. People believe it is limited to only a few; it declines seriously with age; and it is associated primarily with uniqueness or innovation or "artists" (Adams-Price 1998; McCormick and Plugge 1997; Runco 1996). However, research shows that creative thinking is a universal ability that can help adults manage satisfying lives and that is increasingly in demand in the workplace. This Digest reviews some of this research in order to identify ways to help adults discover and fulfill their creative potential....   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays] 2162 words
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A Utopian View of Creativity - A Utopian View of Creativity It is practically impossible to predict or to create the conditions which give rise to great literature, art or music. The introduction to the sixteenth century in your anthology discusses broad topics such as humanism, nationalism, and the Reformation which played major roles in stimulating a literature of unusual quality. It is intriguing if somewhat fruitless to speculate about our own century--to ask whether similar cultural earthquakes are occurring that will someday make the end of the twentieth century a period to reckon with....   [tags: Creative Creativity Nature Essays]
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Creativity and Bipolar Disorder - Creativity and Bipolar Disorder History has always held a place for the "mad genius", the kind who, in a bout of euphoric fervor, rattles off revolutionary ideas, incomprehensible to the general population, yet invaluable to the population's evolution into a better adapted species over time. Is this link between creativity and mental illness one of coincidence, or are the two actually related. If related, does heightened creative behavior alter the brain's neurochemistry such that one becomes more prone to a mental illness like bipolar disorder....   [tags: Bipolar Creative Creativity Essays]
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Rock Music and Creativity - Rock Music and Creativity As the reader may verify by looking at my name, I originate from Cyprus, a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea. As I grew up in a Greek environment, Greek music predominated in my listenings with a glimpse of classical music added when my studies in the piano encouraged it. My short stay in the States has, apart from many other things, introduced me to rock music. According to Google.com, "rock 'n' roll can be defined as a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; rock is a generic term that evolved out of rock 'n' roll." The purpose of this essay is not, however, to provide an analysi...   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays] 1592 words
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Everyday Creativity is Always Dialogical in Bakhtin’s Sense - Everyday Creativity is Always Dialogical in Bakhtin’s Sense Traditional definitions of language have often categorised creative activity in the ‘canonical’ literary uses we see in artistic works. However, contemporary definitions no longer confine creativity with language to the work of the novelist or poet. It is a well argued point that the seeds of such literary language reside in what may be described, as the mundane, practical uses of ‘everyday’ talk and writing. This shift in opinion and approach to language study may be largely attributed to the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, who developed a social theory of language....   [tags: Creativity Language] 1900 words
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Creativity in the Classroom - Over the past 4 years, I have been teaching Technology to students 12-16 years’ old at the International School of Tanganyika (IST), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Technology is a course within the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP), a curriculum framework that focuses on using various technologies as well as the principles of design and the design cycle to foster “ingenuity and creativity in a devising practical solutions to given tasks.” (IBO, 2012, Group 8 section) Each year I taught the course, I was consistently amazed at how students shifted from needing me as an instructor to guide them through the process of design, constantly seeking to meet the teacher’s app...   [tags: tanzania, technology, students]
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Neuroscience of Creativity - Relation of Topic with Personal Experience Creativity is one of the mission of a teacher in every age, and discipline. As he may be creative to motivate students, he has to generate creativity in his pupils. In this way, understanding the relation between the neurobiology of creativity and its cognition is useful to every teacher. Introduction Creativity is a complex process to be studied, however a lot of recent researchers in Neuroscience and Education have worked in this topic and have established interesting finding....   [tags: Neurobiology, Teachers]
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Creativity in Medicine - When the topic of creativity comes up, for most people, the conversation would normally involve art or music. But when I think of creativity, I think of the incredible world of medicine. In this research paper, I argue that creativity isn't just limited to the world of art and literature, but rather it is extremely important even in the medical field. Many advancements have been made in the medical field due to an individual’s discovery or innovative idea. I want to bring awareness to the importance of creativity in the medical field and how it plays a crucial role in the future of medicine....   [tags: innovation, Gleevec, kinase, chromosome]
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Creativity is Vital - In the twenty-first century, one inhabits a world in which one must choose between academics and creativity. Unfortunately, it is arduous to be efficacious in either if both are not offered. Being in the middle of an economic crisis does no abet in the slightest. Art is becoming endangered outside of the educational system as well as within it. “Public Money is…drying up as states struggle with yawning budget deficits” (Wiggins). Lawmakers everywhere are threatening significant cuts in art funding (Hurley)....   [tags: Education ]
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This I Believe: Life and Creativity - I believe that creativity, like the spark of life is magic incarnate; Creativity is being able to look at any situation and come up with a unique way to solve the problem; there is a direct correlation to humanities ability to adapt and create, because of this creativity is a driving force of the world. Without creativity there would not be art, music, science, or technology. Creativity and science have always walked a path through the world together. Although many people do not see it this way because they associate science as learning what came before rather than how it came into being, such as the wheel, space travel, and everyday conveniences....   [tags: music, science, steve jobs, apple]
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The Impact of Environments on Creativity and Individuality - The next region is the hypothalamus, which is able to react very quickly to a rapid stimulus that then leads to the structures of the limbic system. These structures are the coordinators in the regulation and expression of emotions and emotional responses, which allows one to evaluate a situation in relationship with emotion. The next structure is the amygdala, which helps to modulate the activity in the hypothalamus, as well as in the autonomic nervous system; it also allows one to focus on items in environments that can be motivationally inspiring, as well as general attention ....   [tags: hypothalamus, the brain]
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The Impact of Environments on Creativity and Individuality - Humans are unique species because we have the ability to adapt to any environments. This ability sets us apart from other animals because we have invented many tools that enable us to alter our way of living to any environment: clothing, medicine, agriculture, food and so on. Whether humans chose to engage in the environment is up to them. Even though we have the capability of adapting, how do humans assess the effectiveness of an environment for their creative output. An enriched environment excites brain cells, making them more active and allowing for the growth of new dendrites, which then increases the surface area of the brain cell, creating more space for brain cells...   [tags: human abilities, environment, social interactions]
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Creativity in the Classroom by Ernest Boyer - The American system of education is considered to be one of the most progressive in the world. One of the surveys on attitudes toward teaching around the world found that the United States is unique in its strong emphasis on "good teaching." My experience at State College has helped me to understand better how this system works, and what methods and techniques American teachers use to motivate their students for creative and active learning. However, I can also see that this system doesn’t work perfectly in every classroom....   [tags: eduaction, teaching] 1751 words
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Four Ways to Measure Creativity - ... TTCT provides scores for mental characteristics such as fluency and originality, but can be scored as well on creative strengths, some of which include articulation and fantasy. The Torrance test is the best known test of its kind as it not only “measures creativity, but serves to foster people’s creative thinking” (Zeng, Proctor, & Salvendy, 2011, p. 29) as well. Creative Achievement Questionnaire (CAQ) The CAQ test is similar to the TTCT as it also measures creativity by the use of multiple domains, but it measures a person’s accomplishments in those 10 domains....   [tags: assessment tools]
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Folktales and Their Influence on Thinking and Creativity - The society and culture we grew up in and live in is fascinated by folktales, fables and fairytales. Naturally, as a child I was constantly exposed to such stories and the background knowledge I acquired consists of the movies and children’s books I’ve read. Majority were fairytales where I noticed a constant trend of magic. For example, in Aladdin there are magic carpets and genies and in Sinbad the Sailor there are ogres and other mythical creatures. Although I am familiar with many fairytales, I am not aware of many folktales....   [tags: fables, fairytales, folklore]
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Creativity Confinement in the Soviet Union - In a time period of strict rules of keeping creativity contained, Dmitri Shostakovich wrote under the pressures of the government-imposed standards of Soviet art. However, Shostakovich used his undeniable musical talent to compose pieces with components of sadness and darkness that were, during this time period, challenging the pride of the state. Therefore, he and his music were officially shunned. He continued composing, and began releasing pieces to the public that were the “standard” of Soviet art....   [tags: music, Dmitri Shostakovich]
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Virtuoso Teams, Creativity and Trust - Creativity and trust are important and beneficial factors for increasing workplace performance. In two case studies, Sid Caesar and Miles Davis virtuoso teams have common themes, such as generating creativity, focusing on trust, and intense time pressures. Virtuoso teams represent a dominate approach to getting work done in a business environment. Creativity enables virtuoso teams to solve problems and leverage opportunities through the integration of divergent thoughts and perspectives. Virtuoso Teams Common Themes In nearly any area of human achievement business, sports, and politics you will find teams that produce outstanding and innovative results....   [tags: Workplace Performance] 1171 words
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Creativity in Various Art Forms - Music and other art forms often go hand in hand. Creativity is not just a one-note deal or rather it is not confined to a singular aspect or form. Oftentimes it is interlaced into many forms, such as, music, writing, artwork, fashion and much more. Like a tree, creativity grows and extends out into infinite directions rooting itself in society. One such artist is Brandon Boyd. During the day he is a contemporary artist and by night he is a singer-songwriter for an internationally recognized rock band, Incubus....   [tags: Art ]
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Super Leadership and Creativity Potential - Research Objectives The body of the literature on management and leadership primarily concentrate on the vibrant nature of the common organization. This paper augments the abundantly available literature on leadership studies for organizations. The minor intentions of this paper is to generate an forward motion that will induce other academics and scholars to focus on the topic of leadership at a much wider level having more comprehensive objectives in mind. The main focus would be to explore the link between super leadership behavior and creative potential through idea generation for an innovative and creative culture within organization....   [tags: Business, Super Leadership Approach] 804 words
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What Exactly is Creativity? - Creativity has always been a part of my life. From a very young age, I fell in love with both writing and acting. In high school, I surrounded people with similar passions, and I noticed a somewhat disturbing pattern: it seemed to me that these people, most of whom I dearly loved, carried around far more baggage than others. Not long after I realized this, I saw this quote from Ursula LeGuin: “The creative adult is the child who survived.” I began to wonder if there was a connection between creative expression and a person’s history....   [tags: personality, mental health, mental illness]
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How Creativity Became Institutionalized? - The cognitive process of creativity has become nearly an essential skill in everyone’s life within last decade. We may argue whether the creative thinking has been in the center of development throughout history but for some reason, our society publicly craves for it more than ever before. Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” (Robinson, 2006) has more than 13 million viewers. Tony Blair claimed in 1999 that “the 21st Century will be dominated by the exploitation of creative minds”(Fletcher, 1999)....   [tags: Edward De Bono, ken robinson]
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Creativity Vs Academic Study - In “We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think,” Kie Ho appeals to the growing trend of people in the United States who complain about the quality of the educational system. Ho supports this system and advises his readers to reconsider the characteristic virtues of the US education. He strongly emphasizes how it guarantees and even encourages and supports its students’ freedom, particularly the freedom of self-expression. In general, I would agree with Ho’s view that it’s very important to give children the opportunity to develop their creativity and freethinking....   [tags: KIe Ho, US Education System] 1848 words
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Imagination and Creativity: Inventions - If one was to think of the crowning achievement of mankind to date, what would it be. Would it be communication from pole to pole. Would it be being able to save millions of bits of data in a device no larger than a pin. Would it be traveling to space and back. All of these things are great; however, they are not the best thing that humans have achieved. The true paramount achievement of mankind is the use of imagination. This statement might be doubted by some. However, at the core of all achievements, mentioned or not, is imagination....   [tags: denim, ,morse code, printing press]
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Journalism, Real Creativity and Reactionary Creativity - Journalism, Real Creativity and Reactionary Creativity On January 1, 2002 I had finally finished authoring my latest fiction book, which is titled The Great Teen Fruit War, A 1960’ Novel. The work was quite a Promethean task to complete, having 162,000 words on 468 pages presented in 46 Chapters. When I read my final draft, I think I felt a little like Victor Frankenstein must have when he first fully viewed the monster that he had created. The Great Teen Fruit War is set in 1960’ Hammonton and involves conflict between the Blues, the sons of blueberry farmers and the Reds, the sons of peach farmers (please remember, a novel is fiction)....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 869 words
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Fostering Creativity - The subject of score one for creativity or idea in the organization or workplace, in varied tactics or approaches, is gaining recognition as a critical part in assisting businesses to achieve better returns or profits and keeping employees satisfied; leaders and management increasingly realize creativity as the groundwork of competition in business (Gardner, 2007). In order to survive and succeed in this highly competitive market, creativity is not only the necessity requirement in the 21st century for business enterprises or institutions, and it is also the prerequisite for individuals and employees (Florida, 2010)....   [tags: Marketing, Innovation] 2009 words
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How Important is Creativity in the World Market? - NACCCE definition of creaitivity: ‘Imaginative activity fashioned so as to produce outcomes that are both original and of value’ (NACCCE, 1999:94).Creativity can motivate children to learn new information through a creative outlook. One of the biggest issues teachers have is between teaching required content and integrating creativity into the daily sessions. The National Curriculum and state standard often create boundaries towards the teacher’s ability to develop the lesson, as the intention of including creativity sometimes resorts in a teacher centred learning environment....   [tags: products, teachers, pupils]
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Developing Creativity in Indonesian Elementary Schools - Following the high unemployment rate of Indonesian youths, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia urgently launched Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) (Indonesia Launches GPF ‘Character and Creativity Initiative’ Education Initiative, 2013). The initiative, announced during 9 - 12 December 2013 educators training, recognises the lack of creativity development in Indonesian school system and the need of it. As creativity development begins in early age, Indonesian elementary schools should reform their current educational system in order to develop children’s creativity....   [tags: education, culture]
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Education: Standardize Creativity - Most people go through the same or similar paths throughout their high school careers. They sit in a room full of 30 or so other kids all bored out of their minds trying to listen up for when the next test will be. All the while they’re “paying attention to the teacher” they also tend to look up to the clock on a minute by minute basis excitedly waiting for either lunch or the end of the day. When either of those events happen they’ll end up leaving the classroom like a stampeding herd of cattle trying not to be the last person left in class....   [tags: communication, thinking, testing] 751 words
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Promoting Creativity: The Importance of Art in Education - America is the country of progress and innovation, in order to achieve this in America prioritizes strict memorization and standardized nationwide test scores over creativity. No Child Left Behind was signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush as a re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Cite?). The law demands that public schools nationwide improve educational standards, specifically among disadvantaged students. To achieve this goal, federal initiated testing started in 2005 to determine student’s proficiency in math and reading....   [tags: Art Education]
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Southwest Airlines: Business Creativity and Innovation - Company Overview The mission of Southwest Airlines is a dedication to the highest quality of service delivered with warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit (Mission…, 2007). The company also provides opportunities for learning and personal growth to each employee. Creativity and innovation is very important and highly encouraged, for the purposes of improving effectiveness. Employees are to be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that the employees are expected to share with the customer....   [tags: improving effectiveness, company spirit]
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Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity? - a) Cite your selection in MLA style. Lessig, Lawrence. "Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?" Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. b) What is the central message of this text. Please explain it in your own words. The central message of this text is that increasingly, outdated copyright laws are being manipulated and put to use in a ludicrous manner. This is resulting in the suppression of people’s ability to generate and share their own creative expressions. c) How would you define your position as an audience member (resistant, neutral, etc.)....   [tags: Copyright Laws] 936 words
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Process of Creativity - The Process of Creativity The following is taken from Duane and Sarah Preble’s ARTFORMS, 5th edition. Footnotes and endnotes are omitted for ease of reading. Erich Fromm said, Creativity is an Attitude. We all have the potential to be creative, yet most of us were not encouraged to develop our creativity. We can do so by becoming willing to explore new relationships and insights. The source of all art, science and technology --- in fact, all of human civilizations --- is creative imagination, or creative thinking....   [tags: essays research papers] 861 words
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Influence and Creativity - Influence and Creativity I have a habit of noticing redundancies in other people. Their personalities and their thoughts just seem so similar: daughters trying to be like mothers, or sons trying to be like fathers, or friends trying to be like each other. In my mind the sense of "self" that we as human beings have is more of a delusion than a reality, where we are nothing but the products of a multitude of influences throughout our lives. Did I ever have an original thought in my life. Or is it always someone else's idea that I am only repeating....   [tags: Individuality Culture Media Essays] 1226 words
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Creativity and Psychopathology - Creativity and Psychopathology Recent studies show that your chances of having a mental illness may have something to do with your profession. This is an example of a subject that can often be read about in popular magazines such as Vogue, Time, or Newsweek. I’ve never really paid much attention to these articles because something about them makes me feel uneasy. The reader must remember that the magazines have more than one goal. Not only are they trying to inform readers, but they are also trying to sell magazines....   [tags: Papers] 1149 words
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The Importance of Creativity for Organizations - The Importance of Creativity for Organizations Nowadays creativity and innovation are becoming extremely important to the success of all business organizations; because they are facing major and rapid changes in the environment. To cope effectively with the change, organizations must become more innovative, developing the ability to quickly plan and implement adoptions to change their environments. There is a direct link between creativity and important organizational outcomes such as productivity and quality; because creative thinking increases the quality of solutions to organizational problems, helps to stimulate profitable innovations, revitalizes motivation, upgrades personal skills a...   [tags: Business Creative Innovation Essays Papers] 2377 words
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Searching for the Location of Creativity - Searching for the Location of Creativity What causes an artist to feel so passionate about his work. What leads the artist in his choice of an outlet for his creativity. What is it that inspires the artist. Is it possible that all of this is formed completely in the artists mind. Is it the case that the "gift" of creativity and genius is given to some individuals and not others, or is the gift of creativity merely the plague of a mental disorder. Do these artists even have anything in common. Whitman tends to believe that someone does have something in common with him....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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How Creativity can be Developed and Enhanced within an Organization - How Creativity can be Developed and Enhanced within an Organization Creativity is just one of our many valuable human resources which enable a unique progression in every aspect of life while preventing the same patterns from being repeated time after time. Specifically within the work place when people feel motivated and valued, their creativity is at the highest because they feel a self challenge to be creative and make a difference within their roles. According to McShane and Von Glinow (2010), there is significant credence put on creativity to “find problems, identify alternatives, and implement solutions....   [tags: Management] 1731 words
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The Effects of Learning Culture on Creativity Through Various Contexts - The effects of learning culture on creativity through various contexts Recent studies in multiculturalism has revealed that the exposure to a mixture of cultures or hybrids cultures can improve an individuals’ creativity, cognitive processes and assist with idea flexibility that are applicable to everyday problem solving. It has however though, been recognised that these multicultural experiences could be learnt in several other ways. Vital research in this field include experiments on direct influence culture on creative and cognitive ability (Leung and Chiu, 2008), learning within cultural or multicultural context (Maddux et al., 2010), cross cultural creativity (Kharkhurin & Motalleebi, 2...   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Creativity - Creativity The walls of the Louvre are covered with artistic masterpieces, widely recognized as some of the most treasured, creative works known to man. The unique stroke of a brush or the layering of paint can distinguish these geniuses from the masses. Despite the ability to label these pieces of art as especially creative, it remains unclear how one can truly qualify the defining characteristics of creativity. This faculty is commonly viewed as intangible, as `a spark of creativity,' or, `a flash of creativity.' This phenomenon, which lies at the foundation of our artistic culture, eludes our current grasp of understanding....   [tags: Technology Art Papers]
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Mad Genius: A Look into Bipolar Disorder and Creativity - Augustus Saint-Gaudens once said, “What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.” This quote summarizes the stereotype of the creative world as being whimsical and a bit loony; furthermore, one must consider if there is any merit to this opinion. Much debate is focused around this topic. Specifically, this paper will focus on the merit of a connection between bipolar disorder and creativity. Irwin G. Sarason and Barbara R. Sarason (2005) define bipolar disorder as a mood disorder classified by an alteration between a state of mania and depression....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Theme of Creativity in The Destructors - Conditions within various regions often restrict freedoms and creativity of the individual, as a result of human experiences, an individual may commit an act of violence, intended with a different goal, not just that of destruction. In "The Destructors," the author uses diction, setting, and syntax to unveil a general truth of an aspect of human nature: creativity. The poignant use of diction throughout the short story, mostly in the action segment, subliminally demonstrated the positive aspects of destruction....   [tags: Graham Greene] 513 words
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Creativity - Creativity 'Utterly butterly delicious', 'yeh dil maange more', 'kya swaad hai zindagi mein', 'beauty bar of film stars', ' kal bhi aaj bhi kal bhi', and I can go on. More than anything, I think we are compelled to watch these small bits of creativity on the television. Nuisance to the lovers of 'kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi', to the tendulkar fans, and MTV dudes I think these are the best sections aired on the so called idiot box, exuding creativity. It is amazing to watch screening of mere ideas for a span ranging only from 10 to 60 seconds and the passage of the message yet then so convincingly that it actually entices an individual for indulging in great...   [tags: Papers] 659 words
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Creativity, the Subconcious, and Daydreaming - Creativity, the Subconcious, and Daydreaming When an artist of any sort is inspired they have what can very closely be compared with a spiritual feeling. Some have said that this state in which, the imagination flows so freely is that of a conscious dream. In this short essay I will explore the ideas behind creativity and this dreamlike state of inspiration. In order to do so we must first decide what creativity is and then how it is affected. Creativity¡¦ is it merely the expression of ones ideas, or must it be something that none has ever thought of before....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Absinthe: The Price of Creativity - Absinthe: The Price of Creativity The practice of serious art, whether it be painting, music or literature, requires originalities of perception. At a level of neurobiology what this usually means is that the nervous system must respond in new ways to old inputs. How can in individual induce these responses that are needed for creativity. If creativity is a behavior, can it be influenced by things that occur in the brain. Some artists seem to be naturally endowed with the gift of creativity and the creation of these new responses to old information....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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