Category Archives: Social creativity

Collective Creativity – Art and Society

Collective Creativity offers an analysis of the explosion of artistic creativity currently taking place on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga. By exploring the construction of this art-world through the ways in which creativity and innovation are linked to social … Continue reading

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Creativity is a social process

A Danish anthropologist concludes that creativity is not a result of individuals. Rather, it’s a social process that occurs among individuals. To most people, creativity is inextricably associated with individuals who stand out as something special, thanks to their creativity. … Continue reading

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Distributed Creativity

We believe that existing models of creativity do not adequately address the distribution of the range of creative acts across individuals in the collaborative creation of media in online environments. In particular we emphasize the fluid nature of users’ transitions … Continue reading

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Stigmergic Collaboration: The Evolution of Group Work

The steady rise of Wikipedia.org and the Open Source software movement has been one of the big surprises of the 21st century, threatening stalwarts such as Microsoft and Britannica, while simultaneously offering insights into the emergence of large-scale peer production … Continue reading

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Integrating Individual and Social Creativity

The power of the unaided individual mind is highly overrated. Although society often thinks of creative individuals as working in isolation, intelligence and creativity result in large part from interaction and collaboration with other individuals. Much human creativity is social, … Continue reading

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Creating Creativity

A challenge for human-computer interaction researchers and user interface designers is to construct information technologies that support creativity.  This ambitious goal can be attained by building on an adequate understanding of creative processes.  This paper offers a four-phase framework for … Continue reading

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Distances and Diversity: Sources for Social Creativity

The power of the unaided, 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. … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship as Social Creativity

The article begins with an overview of the innovation process and the entrepreneurial process, each treated as separate but interrelated phenomena. The innovation process tracks the evolution of a new idea through time, whereas the entrepreneurial process tracks the activities … Continue reading

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Social creativity: re-qualifying the creative economy

Despite a strong rhetoric of inclusion, both cultural and economic policies continue to reinforce the deep-seated belief that creativity is something (only) talented and artistic individuals do. This individualistic conception of creativity extends to the framing of the creative industries … Continue reading

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Education, Social Creativity and the Evolution of Society

The evolution of society, the transcendence of existing social structures, and how society creates itself rests in a function of education. In this article, the author examines education’s work as that of social creativity. The need for pedagogies of “educate … Continue reading

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