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What effect might AI have on an activity like art-making? Timely Alex

Friday essay: Rise of the artistic machines

The field of computational creativity examines the mechanisms by which technology can perform creative tasks, particularly in the arts. How can software create works of beauty, value and meaning?
Teach children to think creatively to solve tomorrow’s problems. Air Images/www.shutterstock.com

How to promote creativity in the classroom

To get children to think creatively, teachers need to be creative, too.
The creation of something new involves not only creative leaps but also cognition, reasoning and expertise. Powderuns/Flickr

The creative process is more than one giant leap for humankind

Creativity is a concept we're all familiar with. But where does it come from? And do our intuitive understandings of creativity tally with what's really going on?
New forms of creativity are proliferating – with the help of technological advancement – and building new activist communities. David Shankbone/Flickr

Creative communities embody a new kind of civic engagement

Can creative activism change the world? In 2015, we are seeing seismic shifts in the functions and forms of creativity – and technological change is amplifying its social role.
Contestants from the most recent series of Big Brother toast their success º but is that success killing TV creativity? AAP Image/Nine Network, Big Brother Publicity, Paul Broben

How reality TV killed creativity in television

In the age of the "creative economy", reality programs are dominating Australian TV. The problem is, reality TV is squeezing the creativity out of our screen culture.
David Bowie famously issued ‘Bowie bonds’. Do artists have viable alternatives to copyright? EPA/Nils Meilvang

If copyright’s a dud, what business models do work for creatives?

Much of the creative work we value – whether it’s films, music, novels, or TV shows – requires a significant input of time and resources. The established method for raising the resources to fund such work…
Literary translation has occurred for centuries (the Bible is a prime example). And with Nobel Prize winners like French author Patrick Modiano, it’s unlikely to disappear anytime soon. Wikimedia Commons

Absorbed in translation: the art – and fun – of literary translation

I recently stumbled upon a post that describes the process of literary translation as “soul-crushing.” That’s news to me, and I’ve been engaged in literary translation for the better part of four decades…

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