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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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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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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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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 analysis on rock music....   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays] 1592 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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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 - 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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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 expenses....   [tags: Papers] 659 words
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Fostering Creativity - ... As most people think of new products or designs as examples of creative ideas, Kohl (2010) argues, we may have forgotten that creative thought is found in all aspects of a growing business’ life and can be learned from daily; just examine how creativity shows itself when an employee discovers a way to make a task fast or more easily; how a manager decides to increase sales; or how an administration staff finds a way to reduce the paper work with less cost. In the following sections, this study will analyze and focus on the issues: The attributes that foster creativity and the elements or aspects that consider stifling creativity in 3C, and how these attributes help evaluating strategic creativity and what approaches that they facilitate to create or manage creativity....   [tags: Marketing, Innovation] 2009 words
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Creativity is Vital - ... The eradication of arts is leading to the extermination of teaching positions, and this is just an additional vicious cycle. As available jobs decline, less individuals will be prone to major in music and/or art. That leaves only inexperienced generalist teachers to instruct the next generation of creative minds. Majoring in music is the furthest thing from effortless. Al Perrine is an assistant director of bands at Tioga High School, a professional musician, and an elementary school music teacher....   [tags: Education ]
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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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Anthropomorphized Creativity - Anthropomorphized Creativity It starts at 2 o'clock in the morning, a blank sheet in front of your eyes and a blank brain behind. Whether for grades, for money, for for glory, for love, or for self respect, you have to put your thoughts down in a coherent form, but you cannot. You beg for the ability to shift out of neutral and get writing, but it doesn't come. And like any human being since we started carving into bone and shaping clay, you start to put in your mind's eye a face to what you are seeking....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 2002 words
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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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Impediments to Creativity: An Exlporatory Study - Increasing global recession and competition having volatile market share, along with new technological developments and market dynamism regarding product life cycle, has made firms, both local and international, more exposed to a fiasco than in the past. Consequently, it has become extremely significant for organizations to concentrate on these issues in a creative befitting manner. No proper consideration has been given to the issues of creativity and survival. However, only few organizations have realized that creativity is imperative to their long-term survival in competitive environment (Torrance, 1994)....   [tags: Business Management]
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Creativity in Various Art Forms - ... Modern art was a philosophy, impressions and emotions. It was considered out of reach for those who were considered uneducated and unrefined. It was also expensive and reached mainly the wealthy clientele. As defined by, ‘Encyclopedia Britannica,’ …[P]ainting, sculpture, architecture, and graphic arts characteristic of the 20th century and of the later part of the 19th century. Modern art embraces a wide variety of movements, theories, and attitudes whose modernism resides particularly in a tendency to reject traditional, historical, or academic forms and conventions in an effort to create an art more in keeping with changed social, economic, and intellectual conditions....   [tags: Art ]
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Creativity in the Classroom by Ernest Boyer - ... In “Creativity in the Classroom”, Boyer talks about the male dominance in group discussions that he observed at many colleges. While I’ve never seen a lack of gender equality at State College, nevertheless, I could notice that in many classrooms native speakers dominate discussions while international students, and especially freshmen, stay in the shade. This very likely happens because they have to face all those stumbling blocks that LaRay Barna discusses in her article “Intercultural Communication Stumbling Blocks.” Language difficulties, in particular, appear to be the main challenge for the majority of international students....   [tags: eduaction, teaching] 1751 words
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Shakespeare’s Creativity - ... Surfeiting appears only four times in Shakespeare’s three other plays. However, I have made an observation: the word surfeiting appears more often in many of the comedies and histories and not at all in the tragedies. Shakespeare uses “surfeiting” in his history play Henry VI, Part II once. First, “Watch thou and wake when others be asleep/ To pry into the secrets of the state/ Till Henry, surfeiting in joys of love/ With his new bride and England's dear-bought queen” (I.i.261-264). Richard Plantagenet, the Duke of Gloucester says these lines....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Twelfth Night] 1657 words
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Super Leadership and Creativity Potential - ... Therefore, concisely, super-leadership is the way of leading others to lead themselves. As argued (Sims & Manz, 1996), for super leadership behavior to be implemented, a leader has to adopt 10 most significant shifts from traditional approach of leadership in order to move towards super leadership approach are as follows:- 1. The leader helps out the team members/group to switch from external observation to self-observation. 2. The focus is on moving from designated goals to goals that are self developed....   [tags: Business, Super Leadership Approach] 804 words
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Promoting Creativity: The Importance of Art in Education - ... Kids in the city spend long humid summer days making art, and new friends and learning new lessons. A student within the program, Yasmine Campbell “says she wishes her school, Baltimore Talent Development High School, offered art. “Maybe it would help everyone in our school work together” and “have patience for certain things.” Certain things. Campbell grins sheepishly. She explains that her peers at school “are not very patient with teachers” (Dubin). Even outside of formal classroom walls, art education proves vital in helping children learn to grow and cooperate....   [tags: Art Education]
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Creativity and Mood Disorders - For generations creative people have dealt with the stigma of mental disorder often attributed to them. The "mad" scientist, frenzied artist and profoundly intense writer; all have been common judgments of these professions for years. Despite the prevalence of these beliefs, psychological studies in this field have been sparse and often inadequate. To fill this investigative void, Ruth Richards and Dennis Kinney, Nancy Andreasen, and Kay Jamison developed studies to examine the link between creativity and mood disorders more completely and accurately....   [tags: Psychology] 1036 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 and catalyzes effective team performance....   [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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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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Creativity and Mental Illness - Creativity and Mental Illness Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence--whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought--from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night - Edgar Allen Poe When you are insane, you are busy being insane - all the time... When I was crazy, that's all I was....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Philosophic Principles of Creativity - Philosophic Principles of Creativity ABSTRACT: The principle of universal significance of the creative process is promoted in this thesis. The principles of the ecology of creation and of the subject's humanistic orientation of the cognitive and practical activity, will also be investigated. 1. Nowadays the promotion of a new world outlook paradigm of global creativity has a place. The understanding of the nature of creation in the history of philosophy has always been connected with the explanation of the substance and of the mechanisms of creative activity....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 1875 words
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Toward a Neurobiology of Creativity? - Toward a Neurobiology of Creativity. Making Connections Between Art, Manic-Depressive Illness, and Frontotemporal Dementia "And Something's odd - within - That person that I was - And this One - do not feel the same - Could it be Madness - this?" -Emily Dickinson Those of us who enjoy the arts, either as participants or avid fans of the creative process, are very much aware of the so-called "myth of the artist" and other similar stereotypical sketches that link the artistic genius to an inner, emotional world of tumultuous highs, lows, and sheer "madness"....   [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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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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Computer Creativity in Soccer - Computer Creativity in Soccer Studies concerning computer creativity in art and music have been central issues in the field of Artificial Intelligence for over thirty years, and several scholars of computer science are optimistic that computers will eventually be able to create original works (Miranda, 16), but not until recently had any computer programmer pursued Artificial Intelligence in athletics. This is a particularly daunting field because our knowledge of robotics is still very primitive, but this does not merit neglecting further investigation....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]
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Human Creativity and Spirit - Human Creativity and Spirit ABSTRACT: Values provide evidence of spirit in human life. Spirit is a creative mental force for realizing values, a force which shows signs of a superindividual growth and decline, a life of its own. This paper documents the historic rise and decline of several waves of human creativity. I also consider possible factors that would account for the rise and fall: the presence of new material, social encouragement and/or patronage, temperamental egotism on the part of creators, the attraction of pioneering talent, or a collective or superindividual spirit....   [tags: History Essays] 2912 words
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Creativity and Machine Design - Creativity and Machine Design Robots and machines have become very prevalent within recent years. We use robots to assemble cars, explore dangerous areas, and even as servants to clean our houses. In the future, we might even see robots help in delicate complex tasks like performing surgery. Many people think that the process that goes behind designing a robot is unimaginative, involving a lot of dull equations and assembly lines. In reality, the design process can be very creative. While the process behind designing a machine is creative, it should be noted though that eventually engineers were going to design robots to perform these tasks....   [tags: Technology Robots Papers]
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World Wide Creativity - World Wide Creativity What comes to mind upon hearing "hacker" or "geek?" In many cases, one will envision a male in his late teens who wears dark clothes, is antisocial, sits in front of a computer screen, and breaks into computer systems illegally. While such people do exist, they are more accurately called "script kiddies" or, depending on severity of infraction, "crackers." Hackers, in the general sense, merely enjoy "the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations" ("Hacker")....   [tags: Geeks Computers Internet Essays]
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Core Competency - ... A key to survival is a core competency that the company has built over time. These competencies are what a company is built upon. Companies that are successful and continue to survive have shown that they focus on building core competency and in turn their ability to innovate increases. Based on their core competencies these companies have built products (line extension) or services (redirection) that can be applied to variety of applications. Successful companies are eager to build competencies that will help them become world leaders....   [tags: Business, Creativity] 1682 words
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Advancement of Creativity Thinking: The Effectiveness of a Thinking Course - ... Basadur, M., Graen, G. B., & Scandura, T. A. (November 1986). Training effects on attitudes toward divergent thinking among manufacturing engineers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 71(4), 612-617. doi:1939-1854 Cropley, A. J. (1992). More ways than one : Fostering creativity. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Pub. De Bono, E.,. (1985). Six thinking hats. Boston: Little, Brown. De Bono, E.,. (1994). The CoRT thinking program. Highett, Vic.: Hawker Brownlow Education. De Bono, E.,. (2004). How to have a beautiful mind....   [tags: Education]
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How Creativity can be Developed and Enhanced within an Organization - ... It is imperative understanding that failure is part of the learning process and the success of creativity, so allowing involvement of people and a willingness to be open minded in exploring their ideas is crucial. Provide people with a reason to be creative and solve problems in an environment they feel confident and can express their passion. McShane and Von Glinow (2010) reinforce the value of creativity in the workplace by confirming, “Creativity is about changing things, and change is possible only when employees have the authority to experiment” (p....   [tags: Management] 1731 words
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The Effects of Learning Culture on Creativity Through Various Contexts - ... This could be due to their sociocultural factors which support more multicultural interaction with foreigners and tourism than their Iranian Eastern counterparts. Comparisons between participants multicultural learning instigated better results in a Remote Associates Test than within culture learning in another research reflects rather well with the predictions made in this experiment (Maddux et al., 2010). Aligned with most previous research, it is forecasted that participants that learned about another culture from another person will produce the most correct answers in a RAT and most creative responses....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Mad Genius: A Look into Bipolar Disorder and Creativity - ... Lunde, M. Benet, and A.C. Merzel, state, “Research in support of a bipolar/creativity association has emphasized the strong genetic component of bipolar disorder and proposes that liability for a bipolar disorder carries with it an increased propensity for creative thought and action which is best expressed in the milder or subsyndromal manifestations of the spectrum (as cited in Shapiro & Weisburg 1999; Richards et al., 1988). In addition to the genetic cause of bipolar disorder, a hazier connection is drawn with the physical evidence of the relation of the disorder and creativity....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Charles Limb's Study on Music Creativity and Brain Functions - ... This disruption is used in fMRI to detect the concentration of deoxyhemoglobin in the blood. And that’s sort of how an fMRI scanner works. Dr. Limb and his colleague Allen R. Braun conducted a study on brain functions when improv is going on in the brain. However, the challenge was how to view these “spikes of creativity”. So Dr. Limb and Dr. Braun met with an engineer from California to make a small piano out of plastic, so that the piano could fit on the players’ legs as they lied down in the fMRI scanner....   [tags: Psychology]
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Teaching Practicum: The Importance of Play and Creativity in Primary schools - ... We asked them to try and choose together what they were building, (Study topic 13, p.13) but we did not want to ruin their play. They decided it was a zoo with a water park. From that point on the students played without any interaction from us. Children’s evaluation When they were done we talked about the constructions and gave the children the chance to tell us what, why, and how they constructed things. One of the boy’s told me he had a lot of fun building and that it turned out better than he had expected....   [tags: Education, Practicum, early childhood education]
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The Link between Creativity and Mental Disorder - Creativity Creativity is the sole heart of modernization, technology and the arts. Without creativity, humanity would still thrive in caves. There is no argument against creativity being an important aspect of our society, there is, however, a question whether creativity is spawned by mental disorder. Albert Einstein came up with ideas that seemed impossible or eccentric. Froyd's psychology theorems were laughed at, but now widely used and accepted. Both men were highly successful with their work....   [tags: Psychology essays research papers] 1009 words
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Ways to Spur Creativity in Your Employees - It's a dog-eat-dog business climate. To ensure your business's survival, listen to your workers' profit-minded, productivity-boosting suggestions. What follows are eight tips for boosting employee creativity. 1. Model creativity Change a procedure. Kick-off a new one. You won't prompt worker creativity if they don't see it in you. 2. Assure job security Before a successful idea crosses the finish line, a hundred lesser ideas drop out of the race. Reassure employees that they won't be fired, they won't be ridiculed, berated, ostracized or punished when their bright ideas fizzle....   [tags: Management] 285 words
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Creativity in Alice Walker's Color Purple - Expressing Creativity in The Color Purple      In Alice Walker's The Color Purple, many characters at some point find a way of expressing their artistic creativity. For instance, Celie makes pants, and Shug Avery and Mary Agnes sing. But what is the significance of expressing creativity. If there is a relationship between artistic expression and one's personal development, what exactly is this relationship. I wish to answer these questions by examining Celie's case in particular. The key to the first question lies in the comment Albert makes on life while sewing with Celie on the porch, "If you ast yourself why you black or a man or a woman or a bush it don't mean nothing if you don't ast why you here, period" (289-290)....   [tags: Color Purple Essays]
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Sylvia Plath’s Mourning and Creativity - Sylvia Plath’s Mourning and Creativity Abstract In this article, I concentrate on the connection between mourning and creativity in Sylvia Plath’s work. Melanie Klein postulates that the pain of mourning and the reparation experienced in the depressive position is the basis of creative activity. Through creative activity, one can restore lost internal and external objects and lost happiness. I argue that Plath’s work is an example of Klein’s idea that artists’ creative products represent the process of mourning....   [tags: Sylvia Plath]
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Coleridge's Kubla Khan and the Process of Creativity - Coleridge's Kubla Khan and the Process of Creativity Coleridge's " Kubla Khan" is an extremely enchanting poem which is based around the 'stately pleasure dome' of the emperor, Kubla Khan. Although the poem is set around this pleasure dome, it can be noticed that the poem had profound depth to it. If one is able to understand the hidden symbols and meanings within the poem, it becomes clear that Coleridge's " Kubloa Khan" does not simply describe a pleasure dome, it is also a prolonged metaphore for the process of creativity....   [tags: Coleridge Kubla Khan Essays] 1920 words
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The Death of Creativity in Brave New World - The Death of Creativity in Brave New World Aldous Huxley, in his distopian novel,Brave New World, presents a horrifying view of a possible future in which society has become a prisoner of the very technology it hoped would save us. In Brave New World Huxley's distortion of technology, religion, and family values, is much more effective than his use of literary realism found in his depiction of a savage reservation. Through his use of distortion Huxley tells a classic tale with the theme of, be careful what you wish for, because it may not truly be what you wanted....   [tags: Brave New World] 740 words
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The Life Work, and Creativity of Albert Camus - The Life Work, and Creativity of Albert Camus "Yes, I have a country -- the French language." -Albert Camus Albert Camus was a man consumed by three images--his mother, the Mediterranean, and death. His greatest creative achievement, his writing, would center around these images, images that would be transformed into great ideas through simple and refined words. Albert Camus lived the life of the creative genius according to Howard Gardner's model of creativity. His writing has left a lasting impression on the literary world and his life has left a fascinating legacy on the notion of creativity....   [tags: Biographies]
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Comedic Creativity in the Works of Jon Scieszka - Comedic Creativity in the Works of Jon Scieszka When it comes to authors, Jon Scieszka is at the top of the list of those who have mastered the art of continuing a theme throughout their work. All of Jon's books have one theme in common: comedic creativity. Never expect the ordinary from a Scieszka book. Wacky themes are Scieszka's trademark and no book is a better example of this than The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. In this book, Scieszka took sticking with a theme to heart, from front to back cover....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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