Can An Algorithm Actually Be Creative? (NEW BOOK)

Forget Facebook manipulating our timelines as a mass social experiment, or Google mining our personal emails for advertising keywords. When it comes to algorithms, nothing gets the blood boiling more than the subject of creativity….

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

And soon, it may be reduced to a simple algorithm.  Are we ready for this?

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Call for papers: Creativity: Method or Madness, University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow , College of Arts and Humanities , invites proposals for papers on the theme of creativity for its fourth international postgraduate conference , which will take place on 26th and 27th May 2015 .

Source: www.ub.edu

For our post graduate students and academics…"Creativity lies at the heart of the Arts and Humanities. In its origins, its forms and its impact, creativity escapes categorization and encourages new formulations of knowledge. Within academia, there may exist an inherent tension between the act of creation and critical analysis. The purpose of this conference is to explore how these tensions, themes and challenges surface in the diverse field of Arts and Humanities research. We welcome papers from individual scholars and inter-disciplinary collaborations."

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Creativity not just for creative types, KU business students learn

People often associate the term with art or design. But creativity is really problem-solving, she said, and that’s the key to success in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive business market.

Source: www2.ljworld.com

Good rationale for going forward with World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2015.  In this consumer world…

“To develop great, innovative products or services, you have to be creative".

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Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity

Private investors are working with the government to nurture local creative talent in a city better known for cargo ports and finance.

Source: www.nytimes.com

"The long-term goal for Hong Kong is to create a culture in which “the designer can be valued as much as a banker.”  Imagine that, eh?  What might that be like?

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Times of Oman | Column :: Issues of corporatism, crowds and creativity

Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That is why fear of “secular stagnation” in today’s advanced economies has many wondering how creativity can be spurred. One prominent argument lately has been that what is needed most is Keynesian economic stimulus – for example, deficit spending. After all, people are most creative when they are active, not when they are unemployed. Others see no connection between stimulus and renewed economic dynamism. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently put it, Europe needs “political courage and creativity rather than billions of euros.”

Source: www.timesofoman.com

Is there another creativity on the rise?

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What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

What you can do is be receptive and expose yourself to a lot of insight triggers. Also, positive moods tend to promote eureka moments. On the contrary, anxiety will promote analytical thoughts.

Source: www.fastcompany.com

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