The value of research in creativity and the arts

  title={The value of research in creativity and the arts},
  author={Celine Latulipe},
  journal={Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity \& Cognition},
  • C. Latulipe
  • Published 17 June 2013
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition
Scientists and technologists conducting research in creativity and engaging with artists face political pressure to justify their work via economic arguments. These arguments often stress how the work can lead to innovation and economic growth. This has the negative side-effect of dismissing the intrinsic value of the arts for society. The implication is that arts and creativity work that does not have economic merit is not valuable and not worthy of public funding. A case study of the NSF… 

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