Creative Concept Development – Journal 4, 09.20.16
Explaining Creativity by R. Keith Sawyer
Summary of the Readings
Response to the Readings
Historical patterns influence the “success” Of an artist’s work as much as the specific biography and psychology of the artist. Sometimes genius alone (or lack of it) is not the defining trait that assigns value to an artist’s work. In short, what the world is ready to appreciate will be appreciated in its time. Those who come too early or too late may be missed. We cannot understand individual art without placing it in its broader historical context.
Since Owen was absent and we did not complete the reading during the last class, we were asked to divide up the sections of the Sawyer book and present to each other and discuss. I was assigned the section on history.
It would be interesting to see an infographic that visually depicts the high and low points of important artist’s careers in relation to the historical context as described in the History section of the book.
A webpage dedicated to Keith Sawyer as a speaker and leader in the fields of Creativity and Collaborative Work
Keith Sawyer’s Faculty Profile and a description of his work in education
The Creativity Myth
Discussion with Dr. Keith Sawyer about the Myths of Creativity
Keith Sawyer, The Power of Collaboration
A Seven minute discussion on the power of collaboration.
3 Minute History of Art
It is always nice to have a fast overview.