01 Creativity 202

01 Creativity 202 - Overview and Creativity MFG 202 History...

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Unformatted text preview: Overview and Creativity MFG 202 History of Creativity in the Arts, Sciences and Technology What is creativity? A way of thinking and doing that brings unexpected and original ideas to fruition. Elements of Creativity Unique (usually thinking) Value (usually doing) Intent (usually doing) Implementation: Excellence/Continuation (doing) Thinking in new ways Linear and lateral Fo cus De pth Skills Hard Wo rk Expe rie nce Gro wth Expansio n Line ar Cre ativity Late ral Cre ativity Bre adth Analo gie s Unique ne ss No n-Logic Inno vation Out-o f-the -Bo x (Intuitive/Imagination) (Logic/Knowledge) How the Mind Works Information is placed in zones (files) Logical links are automatically created (index) Information from all the senses can be converted and stored as regular data Value: Ordinary Creativity (small c) Everyone does it Doing something you have never done before Developing a skill (which many others have also mastered) The average person thinks he isnt.--Father Larry Lorenzon Value: Extraordinary Creativity (big C) You must impress those who judge your work You must make a contribution to the domain Value Perhaps what differentiates highly creative ideas from ordinary ones is some combined sense of beauty, simplicity, and harmony. Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gdel, Escher, Bach Intent: Preparation Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin It takes a lot of work to get to the point where one can be lucky. Robert Woodward, Nobel laureate in chemistry Serendipity Continuance and Implementation Excellence Skill level (performance creativity) Prodigies not as surprising in skills as in understanding (which usually takes experience) How the class helps you in thinking and doing more creatively Lectures and readings Linear in details and sequences Lateral in relating one period or person to another Renaissance versus Baroque Bacon versus Descartes Lateral in comparing themes between readings Quizzes test doing ability How the class helps you in thinking and doing more creatively Exams Linear in identifications Lateral in take home Linear and lateral in essays (lateral for comparisons and linear for support) Timed nature of exam forces implementation excellence Creative project/paper Linear in execution Lateral in relationship to history and creativity The difference between an A project and a B project is big C Creativity is like cooking a great meal. The first essentials are the basic ingredients (such as the meat...
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