Category Archives: On Creativity

What Do People Want From Pop Music: A Case Study In Creativity

Although I don’t listen to normal radio very often, I have always cared a great deal about pop music, whether it meant going to the occasional concert, being a DJ on college radio (where my tastes were considerably more populist … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creative Tarot

The Creative Tarot:  A Modern Guide To An Inspired Life, by Jessa Crispin Although I tend to find myself being at least somewhat interested in the history of esoteric matters and their often neglected importance in history and culture, I … Continue reading

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Non Enim Pertinet Ad Lauden Artificis, Inquantum Artifex Est, Qua Voluntate Opus Faciat, Sed Quale Sit Opus Quod Facit

While reading a translation of Umberto Eco’s The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas, on page 185 of the work I came across the following quote from the writings of Thomas Aquinas on the praiseworthiness of creativity:  “Non enim pertinet ad lauden … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weird Ideas That Work

Weird Ideas That Work:  11 1/2 Practices For Promoting, Managing, And Sustaining Innovation, by Robert I. Sutton This book is an exhibit in something that does not often receive enough attention, and that is the way that in order to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Business

The Design Of Business:  Why Design Thinking Is The Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin It must be admitted that a book like this has a bit of an uphill climb.  The author seeks to promote a sort of thinking … Continue reading

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Book Review: RPG Maker For Teens

RPG Maker For Teens, by Michael Duggan This book is an interesting one, and one I would have liked to have read (or would have liked to have existed) when I was a teenager myself.  As someone who grew up … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy, by James Paul Gee Sometimes attempting to do more than one has to do leaves one achieving less than one would have by being more modest, and such is … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Quotidian Creativity

Sometimes in order to better understand creativity we have to bring it down to earth.  One of the main barriers to understanding our creativity is the mistaken belief that we are not creative people, so I would like for us … Continue reading

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On The Opposite Of Creativity

Thanks to some research I have been doing with a friend and co-worker of mine, I have read many dozens of books on the subject of creativity and innovation and thought about the subject from a variety of different perspectives.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Noticing

The Art Of Noticing:  131 Ways To Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, And Discover The Joy In The Everyday, by Rob Walker Admittedly, as a creative person I am someone who is more than usually interested in the quotidian details of … Continue reading

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