Creative Confluence by Johan F. Hoorn

By Johan F. Hoorn

Creative Confluence is a hugely unique paintings, construction bridges among physics, biology, know-how, economic system, companies, neuropsychology, literature, arts, and cultural background. it's an try to clarify the method of creativity as a common precept of nature, slicing in the course of the composition of atoms in addition to human layout of novel mixtures. Creative Confluence is yet one more outstanding ebook and a sequel to Epistemics of the Virtual, indicating that conception and mind's eye function in shut touch. In a transparent and lightweight tone, the paintings holds that rational problem-solving suggestions are such a lot appropriate in deterministic challenge areas while creativity is pertinent in additional probabilistic occasions. Theories of creativity and innovation are explored by way of machine simulations. Conditionals that want creativity comparable to variety, tolerance, and openness are mentioned, forwarding a compelling imaginative and prescient of artistic management.

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6. Selective attention: Survival or opportunities With the brain’s development from a sheer survival machine to an organ that can imagine unexpected possibilities, Csíkszentmihályi’s (1996, p. 11) observation gains strength that humans have two innate tendencies, conservative and expansive. The conservative tendency relates to instincts of self-preservation, saving energy, self-promotion, and self-aggrandizement (also Basalla, 1999, p. 73). For survival, a system thrives best in an environment that is fully predictable and under control.

Creativity would fuse reason with feeling and resolve what at first seemed contradictions (Hart, 2010). Creativity would be the reconciliation of apparently disparate ideas, a disruptive act of individual genius. 9. Epistemics and perceptual flaws In the 20th century, a redefinition took place of the way our knowledge and understanding of the world, our epistemics, are achieved. While in search of natural laws (cf. Classicism), scientists came to realize that imagination and perception heavily affected the articulation of such laws (cf.

The demand of originality or the application of safety regulations). Therefore, the bandwidth of possible behaviors of the Creative Sigmoid shrinks from infancy through acceleration to maturity. To avoid homeostasis or even inertia at the asymptote, disruption of the evolutionary S-curve can be achieved by being exposed to unrelated information (increase of diversity), a change of perspective so to make a new combination with a previously unconnected domain. ╇ Confluence  creation builds on older combinations (K.

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