Creativity is a valuable skill. Why is it ignored in the admissions process?
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
What effect might AI have on an activity like art-making?
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.
To get children to think creatively, teachers need to be creative, too.
What is creativity? Tomes as thick as car tyres have been written addressing this question.
What is creativity? Tomes as thick as car tyres have been written addressing this question. The recently-released Global Creativity Index offers some answers but that doesn't mean they're the right ones.
'If these index findings are indeed true then our economic and cultural performance, our overall prosperity, should be better than it is.'
Dance is about creating work in a collaborative way.
Liberal arts institutions teach students critical thinking skills. But rarely do they learn how to collaborate.
The challenge in making AI machines appear more human.
If we can make artificial intelligent machines that act more human it raises the question of what sort of emotions we'd like them to express.
Could creativity and worry be linked?
Psychologists have advanced a new theory linking neurotic unhappiness and creativity, arguing that natural worriers may have highly active imaginations and be more creative problem-solvers.
The idea of a common biological cause for the association between psychological distress and creativity is clearly an attractive one.
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Researchers have suggested a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity are often found in the same person. But is the assumption that creative people are more neurotic actually true?
Constantly lost in thought? You may want to make the most of it.
Are you a neurotic who overthinks just about everything? Congratulations, it may mean that you could become hugely successful in a creative job.
Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) scored extremely high when entered into the creativity algorithm.
Humans are no longer the only judges of creativity. Computers can perform the same task – and may even be more objective.
The creation of something new involves not only creative leaps but also cognition, reasoning and expertise.
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.
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.
Young people from New Cross get to tell their own stories.
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Given the chance to be creative, young people shine.
Much more television is being produced today than ever before, across all genres.
Ricardo Mendonça Ferreira
It's not uncommon to hear people deriding reality TV. But isn't the format just a response to the changing landscape of television?
Contestants from the most recent series of Big Brother toast their success º but is that success killing TV creativity?
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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.
Labour is putting creativity centre stage.
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Labour has made a move to put creativity back at the centre of the education agenda in the lead-up to the May general election. In a recent speech, Ed Miliband drew attention to the reduction in arts education…
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Playfulness is frowned upon in secondary school. It shouldn't be.
David Bowie famously issued ‘Bowie bonds’. Do artists have viable alternatives to copyright?
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.
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…