Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618580
Title:
Creative inhibition: how and why
Authors:
Lennox, Peter ( 0000-0003-3690-344X ) ; Brown, Michael ( 0000-0003-0689-5266 ) ; Wilson, Chris
Abstract:
The aim in this chapter is to develop discourse on how we think (consciously or subconsciously) about creativity, how we treat it, why we do so and whether we are behaving toward creativity to the best of our ability. The proposal is that rational inquiry can build on what has been achieved by intuitive thinking. It is almost axiomatic that the people who most often say the word “creative” are not the most creative; the corollary is that the most creative people find the least occasion to use the word. Talking about the job is not doing the job. For very creative people, creativity isn’t a subject, it’s imbued in the very fabric of their universe; it doesn’t need external validation, it is its own reason. For the rest of us, it is as though we are color blind – we understand intellectually what people are talking about, but we don’t, deep down, feel it. If we did, we wouldn’t have to talk about it. Yet, there is an advantage in this; necessity is the mother of invention. That which we do not easily understand through intuition, drives us to seek rational understanding.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Lennox, P., Brown, M. and Wilson, C. (2016) 'Creative inhibition: how and why' in Reisman, F. (ed.) Creativity in Arts, Science and Technology, KIE Conference Publications
Publisher:
KIE Conference Publications
Journal:
Creativity in Arts, Science and Technology
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618580
Additional Links:
http://kiecon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Creativity-in-Arts-Science-Technology-Ed-F-Reisman.pdf; http://kiecon.org/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-1-85924-276-6
Appears in Collections:
Creative Technologies Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorLennox, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-19T11:31:45Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-19T11:31:45Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationLennox, P., Brown, M. and Wilson, C. (2016) 'Creative inhibition: how and why' in Reisman, F. (ed.) Creativity in Arts, Science and Technology, KIE Conference Publicationsen
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-85924-276-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/618580-
dc.description.abstractThe aim in this chapter is to develop discourse on how we think (consciously or subconsciously) about creativity, how we treat it, why we do so and whether we are behaving toward creativity to the best of our ability. The proposal is that rational inquiry can build on what has been achieved by intuitive thinking. It is almost axiomatic that the people who most often say the word “creative” are not the most creative; the corollary is that the most creative people find the least occasion to use the word. Talking about the job is not doing the job. For very creative people, creativity isn’t a subject, it’s imbued in the very fabric of their universe; it doesn’t need external validation, it is its own reason. For the rest of us, it is as though we are color blind – we understand intellectually what people are talking about, but we don’t, deep down, feel it. If we did, we wouldn’t have to talk about it. Yet, there is an advantage in this; necessity is the mother of invention. That which we do not easily understand through intuition, drives us to seek rational understanding.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKIE Conference Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://kiecon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Creativity-in-Arts-Science-Technology-Ed-F-Reisman.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://kiecon.org/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCreativityen
dc.subjectInnovationen
dc.subjectDisciplineen
dc.subjectConstrainten
dc.titleCreative inhibition: how and whyen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalCreativity in Arts, Science and Technologyen
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