interaction between members of communities as such the first act of
creation is the socially constituted self, from which all other creation
(and invention) flows. In this context the model of the solitary artist or
inventor, producing artefacts that embody creativity, is contested as the
ideal method to achieve creative outcomes. Rather, creativity is proposed as
an activity of exchange that enables (creates) people and communities.
Apprehending creativity as emergent from and innate to the interactions of
people allows a non-instrumentalist view to emerge. Creativity is not valued
as arising from a perceived need, a solution or product, nor from a
supply-side ³blue skies² ideal, but rather as an emergent property of
communities. This avoids the reductivist thinking that so much debate in
this field evokes, especially when it gets caught up with areas like
On 29/3/09 11:47, "roger malina" <email@example.com> wrote:
> thank you so much for the addition of "invention of the self" to
> the discussion on artists as inventors !!
> it seems to me that the brain is such a "plastic organ" that
> indeed many things that we take to be part of innate nature
> actually are the result of our interactions with the artefacts we
> one of the big mysteries in the history of human beings is why
> it took so long to invent written languages= written languates are
> a really recent invention in the history of homo sapiens
> so much of what i consider to be part of "myself' comes not only
> from my interactions with other people and the world, but with the
> artefacts we build= what was it like to be a human being before
> written language and the visual arts were invented ?
> Roger Malina is in France at this time
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