• Political Science, Computer Science
  • Published in
    Computational Creativity: An…
    2009

Against Individual Creativity

@inproceedings{Bown2009AgainstIC,
  title={Against Individual Creativity},
  author={Oliver Bown},
  booktitle={Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach},
  year={2009}
}
In this paper I discuss reasons for viewing creativity more as a social process than as an individual act. These reasons include the subjectivity of evaluation in attributing creativity, the potentially arbitrary relationship between individuals and creativity at the cultural level, the importance of the capacity for preserving cultural information over and above the capacity to innovate, the role of objects, institutions and interaction in sparking creativity, and the social constructedness of… CONTINUE READING

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