Distances and Diversity: Sources for Social Creativity

The  power  of  the  un-aided,  individual  mind  is  highly overrated:  The  Renaissance  scholar  no  longer  exists. Although  creative  individuals  are  often  thought  of  as working  in  isolation,  the  role  of  interaction  and collaboration with other individuals is critical to creativity. Creative  activity  grows  out  of  the  relationship  between individuals  and  their  work,  and  from  the  interactions between  an  individual  and  other  human  beings.  Because complex problems require more knowledge than any single person  possesses,  it  is  necessary  that  all  involved stakeholders  participate,  communicate,  collaborate,  and learn  from  each other. Distances (across spatial, temporal, and  technological  dimensions)  and  diversity  (bringing stakeholders together from different cultures) are important sources for social creativity. This  paper  describes  conceptual  frameworks  and  socio-technical environments in  which  social creativity can come alive.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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