Creativity Inc

Creativity  Inc
Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0307361195
ISBN 13: 9780307361196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Inc Book Review:

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

The Power of Creativity Book 1

The Power of Creativity  Book 1
Author: Bryan Collins
Publsiher: Bryan Collins
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Creativity In College Students

Creativity In College Students
Author: M.S. Reddy
Publsiher: Discovery Publishing House
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9788171416974
ISBN 13: 8171416977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity In College Students Book Review:

Creativity is the very life blood of human civilization. It is the potentiality which influences human activity in almost all spheres of life. Most of the changes and advancements in the society are the products of creativity. The future of the mankind mainly depends upon the creative abilities of its people. Considering the importance of creativity, this study has been taken up to study the creativity of junior college students. The results indicate that girls are better in creativity than boys, rural students are poor in their creativity than their counterparts, high creative students are characterised by high intelligence, science students are with high creativity than arts students, and high creatives are from high socio-economic status families. Contents: Introduction, Review of Related Research Studies, Statement of the Problem and Hypotheses, Variables of the Study, Method of Investigation, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Educational Implications, Limitations and Suggestions for Further Research.

Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity
Author: Abigail Flesch Connors
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0874260787
ISBN 13: 9780874260786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity

On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity
Author: Martin Buber
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1992-10
ISBN 10: 0226078078
ISBN 13: 9780226078076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity Book Review:

One of the foremost religious and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Buber also wrote extensively on sociological subjects, particularly as these affected his philosophical concerns. Collected here, these writings offer essential insights into the human condition as it is expressed in culture and society. Buber's central focus in his sociological work is the relation between social interaction, or intersubjectivity, and the process of human creativity. Specifically, Buber seeks to define the nature and conditions of creativity, the conditions of authentic intersubjective social relations that nurture creativity in society and culture. He attempts to identify situations favorable to creativity that he believes exist to some extent in all cultures, though their fullest development occurs only rarely. Buber considers the combination of open dialogue between human and human and a dialogue between man and God to be necessary for the crystallization of the common discourse that is essential for holding a free, just, and open society together. Important for an understanding of Buber's thought, these writings—touching on education, religion, the state, and charismatic leadership—will be of profound value to students of sociology, philosophy, and religion.


Author: John Cleese
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0385696760
ISBN 13: 9780385696760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Book Review:

"Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside." --John Cleese Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical, and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall? Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it, and knowing when you're ready to act on it. We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how.

Musical Creativity

Musical Creativity
Author: Irène Deliège,Geraint A. Wiggins
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-10-16
ISBN 10: 1135422680
ISBN 13: 9781135422684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Creativity Book Review:

This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy
Author: Michael A. Peters,Simon Marginson,Peter Murphy
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781433104268
ISBN 13: 1433104261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy Book Review:

This is a major work by three international scholars at the cutting edge of new research that investigates the emerging set of complex relationships between creativity, design, research, higher education and knowledge capitalism. It highlights the role of the creative and expressive arts, of performance, of aesthetics in general, and the significant role of design as an underlying infrastructure for the creative economy. This book tracks the most recent mutation of these serial shifts - from postindustrial economy to the information economy to the digital economy to the knowledge economy to the 'creative economy' - to summarize the underlying and essential trends in knowledge capitalism and to investigate post-market notions of open source public space. The book hypothesizes that creative economy might constitute an enlargement of its predecessors that not only democratizes creativity and relativizes intellectual property law, but also emphasizes the social conditions of creative work. It documents how these profound shifts have brought to the forefront forms of knowledge production based on the commons and driven by ideas, not profitability per se; and have given rise to the notion of not just 'knowledge management' but the design of 'creative institutions' embodying new patterns of work.

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom
Author: Alane Jordan Starko
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2021-12-22
ISBN 10: 1000479234
ISBN 13: 9781000479232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in the Classroom Book Review:

Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.

Secrets of Creativity

Secrets of Creativity
Author: Suzanne Nalbantian,Paul M. Matthews
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 0190462337
ISBN 13: 9780190462338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Creativity Book Review:

Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity
Author: Tim Edensor,Deborah Leslie,Steve Millington,Norma Rantisi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN 10: 1134018452
ISBN 13: 9781134018451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity Book Review:

Creativity has become part of the language of regeneration experts, urban planners and government policy makers attempting to revive the economic and cultural life of cities in the 21st century. Concepts such as the creative class, the creative industries and bohemian cultural clusters have come to dominate thinking about how creativity can contribute to urban renewal. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity offers a critical perspective on the instrumental use of arts and creative practices for the purposes of urban regeneration or civic boosterism. Several important contributions are brought into one volume to examine the geography of locally embedded forms of arts and creative practice. There has been an explosion of interest in both academic and policy circles in the notion of creativity, and its role in economic development and urban regeneration. This book argues for a rethinking of what constitutes creativity, foregrounding non-economic values and practices, and the often marginal and everyday spaces in which creativity takes shape. Drawing on a range of geographic contexts including the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia, the book explores a diverse array of creative practices ranging from art, music, and design to community gardening and anticapitalist resistance. The book examines working class, ethnic and non-elite forms of creativity, and a variety of creative spaces, including rural areas, suburbs and abandoned areas of the city. The authors argue for a broader and more inclusive conception of what constitutes creative practice, advocating for an approach that foregrounds economies of generosity, conviviality and activism. The book also explores the complexities and nuances that connect the local and the global and finally, the book provides a space for valuing alternative, marginal and displaced knowledges. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity provides an important contribution to the debates on the creative class and on the role of value of creative knowledge and skills. The book aims to contribute to contemporary academic debates regarding the development of post-industrial economies and the cognitive cultural economy. It will appeal to a wide range of disciplines including, geography, applied art, planning, cultural studies, sociology and urban studies, plus specialised programmes on creativity and cultural industries at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Explaining Creativity

Explaining Creativity
Author: Robert Keith Sawyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2006-01-19
ISBN 10: 0195161645
ISBN 13: 9780195161649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Creativity Book Review:

Creativity is part of what makes us human. Perhaps for the first time, we hold in our grasp the potential to explain creativity.

Creativity and Madness

Creativity and Madness
Author: Albert Rothenberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780801840111
ISBN 13: 0801840112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Madness Book Review:

"In this excellent, concise volume, Rothenberg reports his current views on this fascinating subject... Well argued and judicious... I cannot recommend this book too highly."--Journal of the American Medical Association. "This intriguing theory will no doubt provoke lively debate both in and outside professional circles. For lay readers, however, the book's real pleasure lies in the substantive analyses of Sylvia Plath, August Strindberg, Emily Dickenson, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill, and William Faulkner."--Wilson Library Bulletin Intrigued by history's list of "troubled geniuses,"Albert Rothenberg investigates how two such opposite conditions -- outstanding creativity and psychosis -- could coexist in the same individual. Rothenberg concludes that high-level creativity transcends the usual modes of logical thought -- and may even superficially resemble psychosis. But he also discovers that all types of creative thinking generally occur in a rational and conscious frame of mind, not in a mystically altered or transformed state. Far from being the source -- or the price -- of creativity, Rothenberg discovers, psychosis and other forms of mental illness are actually hindrances to creative work. Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make great characters in fiction, but Rothenberg has uncovered an even better story -- the virtually infinite creative potential of healthy human beings.

AI for Creativity

AI for Creativity
Author: Niklas Hageback
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 1000456919
ISBN 13: 9781000456912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AI for Creativity Book Review:

What is computational creativity? Can AI learn to be creative? One of the human mind’s most valuable features is the capacity to formulate creative thoughts, an ability that through quantum leap innovations has propelled us to the current digital age. However, creative breakthroughs are easier said than done. Appearing less frequently and more sporadically than desired, it seems that we have not yet fully cracked the creative code. But with the rapid advances in artificial intelligence which have come to provide an ever-closer proximity with the cognitive faculties of mankind, can this emerging technology improve our creative capabilities? What will that look like and will it be the missing link in the man–machine enigma? AI for Creativity provides a fascinating look at what is currently emerging in the very cutting-edge area of artificial intelligence and the tools being developed to enable computational creativity that holds the propensity to dramatically change our lives.

Creativity A Sociological Approach

Creativity     A Sociological Approach
Author: Monika E. Reuter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN 10: 1137531223
ISBN 13: 9781137531223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity A Sociological Approach Book Review:

Introducing the first macro-sociological perspective on the concept of creativity this book includes a review of ten domains which have studied creativity. It also explores the results of a six-year on-going research project comparing students' ideas on creativity with employers' and industry professionals' views.

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond
Author: Leon Mann,Janet Chan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN 10: 1136840648
ISBN 13: 9781136840647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond Book Review:

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond illustrates the ways in which creativity spurs innovation – not only in the realms of business and management, where the innovation is regularly acknowledged and discussed, but throughout the social sciences. With contributions from experts in fields as far-flung as policy, history, economics, law, psychology, and education, in addition to business and management, this volume explores the manifold avenues for creativity and innovation within and across a multitude of disciplines.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Author: Rolf Sternberg,Gerhard Krauss
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 1781004439
ISBN 13: 9781781004432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity Book Review:

This book will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in entrepreneurship and creativity issues, coming from a wide range of academic disciplines. These readers will find an up-to-date presentation of existing and new directions for research in

Information Knowledge and Agile Creativity

Information  Knowledge and Agile Creativity
Author: Stéphane Goria,Pierre Humbert,Benoit Roussel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1786304023
ISBN 13: 9781786304025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Knowledge and Agile Creativity Book Review:

Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity will enlighten entrepreneurs, and is ideal for facilitating an organization’s ability to react and adapt to its environment. Creativity is a system that engenders innovation. While integral at the conception stage, it is also important before and after this phase. This book offers a collection of tools, as well as a methodology, to estimate the agility of an organization to generate and transform ideas into solutions that are not only new but also adapted to their users. To this end, this book presents strategic foresight and problem comprehension methods; tools of sharing and visual information formatting; animation tips for creativity workshops; techniques for generating ideas; and tools for visualizing and mapping ideas, information, and knowledge.

Creativity in Transition

Creativity in Transition
Author: Maruška Svašek,Birgit Meyer
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1785331825
ISBN 13: 9781785331824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in Transition Book Review:

In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity are in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with ‘innovation’ in neo-liberal capitalist cultural politics, but also to the less visible practices of copying, recycling and reproduction that occur as part and parcel of creative improvization.

The Complexity of Creativity

The Complexity of Creativity
Author: Ake E. Andersson,N.E. Sahlin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-12-14
ISBN 10: 9401587884
ISBN 13: 9789401587884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complexity of Creativity Book Review:

This is a volume on the concepts, theories, models and social consequences of creativity. It contains articles by well-known cognitive scientists, economists, mathematicians, philosophers and psychologists.