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Creativity Is Important

By smaxy

Week 1 - Creativity Commentary
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Blog Post: Linear vs. Non- Linear

Linear vs. Non- Linear

Reflection:

I absolutely loved reading the article "Can Creativity Be Taught?", written by August Turak. My boyfriend recently told me that "you can not always follow what society tells you to do in a step by step format. Sometimes you have to step outside the box". After hearing this, I thought to myself, "well what is wrong with following a step by step formula". This article has made that answer quite evident. From reading this article, I was able to distinguish the differences between being linear and non-linear. Being a linear person is about thinking in a narrow way and sticking to what is safe. For instance, the article mentioned that companies such as WordPefect was linear becasue their focus was just on "producing the best stand-alone spreadsheet". On the other hand, non-linear is about thinking outside the box, which is what Microsoft did when they implemented not just the best spreadsheets, but also emails, word processing and much more.

In other words linear thinking does not bring you as far as non-linear thinking does. Non-linear thinking is what attracts creativity. To conclude, I have learned from this article that I can be more "non-linear thinking" by going the extra mile. Because I have been taught to think in a linear way, I have to consciously become non-linear. I can do this by constantly asking myself "how can I go further?, or "what can I do to go the extra mile?" or "what can I do that would be considered living outside the box?"

Bibliography :

Turak, A. T. (n.d.). Can Creativity Be Taught? - Forbes. Information for the World's Business Leaders - Forbes.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013, from http://www.forbes.com/sites/augustturak/2011/05/22/can-creativity-be-taught/

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By smaxy, Feed:Creativity Is Important, Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:19:00 +0000 [Comment]
Blog Post: Internet Usage
Reflection:

Because so many people have access to the internet, it has completely changed our society. The internet has it's advantages such as the ability for people to learn more or the opportunity to emphasis the viewpoints on democracy. It also has it's disadvantages such as people watching porn or using the internet to track down others just to protect their own leaders. After watching this video, I have come to the conclusion that everything has a positive effect and a negative effect. If the issue of porn or the issue of tracking down others were to stop, I believe another negative issue would arise, because I have learned that nothing could be 100% perfect.

Bibliography :

RSA Animate - The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens? - YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved September 11, 2013, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8x3V-sUgU&NR=1&feature=fvwp

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By smaxy, Feed:Creativity Is Important, Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:11:00 +0000 [Comment]
Blog Post: Why is creativity important?
Reflection:

After reading the article entitled, "Creativity, Innovation and Arts Learning", I understood how important creativity is. As a student in junior high school and high school, I thought of my art and music classes as an escape from reading, writing, math, and science. At the time, it was like a mental getaway to help regroup myself to learn more of the boring subjects like calculus and biology. However, now I have realized that it's more than just a mental getaway. It's more than just a introduction to students who may want to go further into the arts or music. It's actually the key to a successful global economy. Our economy would not be as successful if students were not taught to develop themselves through creativity.

Without the continuation of creativity, I believe more people in society would be depressed. This is because most people love new things, such as new shoes, new hairstyle,new bag,new phone,new laptop,new apartment and etc. Without new creativity people would have the same shows for years, the same phone for years, and the same apartment for years. These things can be repaired, however it would only be a matter of time before needing a new one. Because of this, schools should be notified of such information before they think about cutting off art and music classes as a result of budget cuts.

Bibliography :

Ruppert, S. S. (2010, February 3). Creativity, Innovation and Arts Learning. Arts Education Partnership. Retrieved September 9, 2013, from www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Creativity_Commentary_02-03-10.pdf


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By smaxy, Feed:Creativity Is Important, Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:43:00 +0000 [Comment]
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