Tag Archives: creativity

Questions Raise The Stakes

Over the past few months, as a result of working on a project with a coworker and friend, I have managed to read a lot about the subject of creativity, innovation, curiosity, and related subjects.  One thing that tends to … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman And The Creation Of Good Art

In his commencement speech to the University of Arts in Philadelphia on May 17, 2012, writer Neil Gaiman urged students to “make good art [1].”  Specifically, he was encouraging them to make art that only they can make, being original … Continue reading

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Finding Prosperity In Negative Spaces: A Thought Experiment

How do we know what qualities make for a good year.  We may read various books or watch motives that point out a good year of wine and a good year in the life of someone that finds them success … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Languages

One of the aspects of human creativity that deserves more attention is the way that languages can be created.  While the evolution of languages has been viewed by some [1] as an undirected evolution that demonstrates the feasibility of evolution … Continue reading

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On The Mixed Motives Of Creativity

In the 45th lecture (out of 48) in his series on listening to and understanding the music of the Western classical tradition, Professor Robert Greenberg attempts a defense of 20th century music (as well as late 19th century Romantic music) … Continue reading

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Joshua Kendall And The Psychology Of Creativity

If you have never heard of Joshua Kendall, he is a historian and biography who has found a niche in discussing the tie between obsessive personality and intense creativity of particular kinds.  He has, for example, written biographies of Noah … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory:  How Technology Won The Civil War, by Thomas F. Army Jr. As is often the case in books like this, I think that the author is overselling his point a little bit, but only slightly.  In stark contrast … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment On B.S. Jobs

I have been reading a book by David Graeber on the problem of b.s. jobs, and I the way that the author seemed most interested in defining what about them that was so soul-destroying, and also how many types of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Successful Intelligence

Successful Intelligence:  How Practical And Creative Intelligence Determine Success In Life, by Robert J. Strindberg Admittedly, there is something somewhat tautological in the way that the author views successful intelligence, though this does not negate the insights the author has … Continue reading

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Creativity And Imagination In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess: Part Two

It is now worthwhile to turn out attention to the immense creativity of Sara Crewe shown in A Little Princess, creativity that begins when she still has a great deal of money, and that continues when she is impoverished and … Continue reading

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