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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT) 21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly "Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly

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Creativity | Creativity | mastery | mastery | information | information | skills | skills | dreams | dreams | creative process | creative process | creative spark | creative spark | writing | writing | communication | communication | Western culture | Western culture | writers | writers | artists | artists | scientists | scientists | inventors | inventors | psychologists | psychologists | philosophers | philosophers | Twentieth century | Twentieth century | films | films | everyday life | everyday life | Rollo May | Rollo May | Joan Didion | Joan Didion | John Updike | John Updike | Alice Walker | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | Dave Brubeck | journals | journals

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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly in 20th century

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Creativity | mastery | information | skills | dreams | creative process | creative spark | writing | communication | Western culture | writers | artists | scientists | inventors | psychologists | philosophers | Twentieth century | films | everyday life | Rollo May | Joan Didion | John Updike | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | journals

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Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community

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Authors:  F C Ross Raw Life, New Hope is the stoy of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa. For residents of The Park, a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town, life was hard and they described their social world as raw. Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions, they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possibilities of living respectably with stable families, decent work, enduring social relations and the trappings of consumerism. Clicked 637 times. Last clicked 09/28/

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Social Anthropology | Humanities | Downloadable Documents | Other | English | Post-secondary | Cape Town | community | decency | everyday life | post-apartheid | poverty | respectability

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Street food seller in Old Delhi

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This is a colour photograph (in jpeg format) of a man preparing street snacks (chaat) to sell to passers-by in Old Delhi. Visible in the photograph are cooking equipment and a variety of fruit and vegetables. This photograph is published by Columbia University.

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commerce | everyday life | urban life | 21st century | street markets | markets | food | india | BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT / OFFICE STUDIES | Business and Administrative studies | Social studies | Eastern Asiatic | African | American and Australasian Languages | Literature and related subjects | AREA STUDIES / CULTURAL STUDIES / LANGUAGES / LITERATURE | Learning | Design and delivery of programmes | UK EL04 = SCQF 4 | Foundational Level | NICAT 1 | CQFW 1 | Foundation | GCSE D-G | NVQ 1 | Intermediate 1 | | UK EL05 = SCQF 5 | Intermediate level | Intermediate | NICAT 2 | CQFW 2 | Intermediate | GSCE A-C | NVQ 2 | | UK EL06 = SCQF 6 | Advanced courses | NICAT 3 | CQFW 3 | Advanced | A/AS Level | NVQ 3 | Higher | SVQ 3 | UK EL07 = SCQF 7 | Higher Certificate | NICAT 4 | CQFW 4 | NVQ 4 | Advanced Higher | SVQ 4 | HN Certificate | UK EL08 = SCQF 8 | Higher Diploma | NICAT 5 | CQFW 5 | HN Diploma | Diploma in HE | UK EL09 = SCQF 9 | Ordinary degree | NICAT 6 | CQFW 6 | NVQ 5 | SVQ 5 | Ordinary degree | Graduate certific | UK EL10 = SCQF 10 | Honours degree | Graduate diploma | administrative studies | N000 | L000 | F | A

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Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly

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Creativity | mastery | information | skills | dreams | creative process | creative spark | writing | communication | Western culture | writers | artists | scientists | inventors | psychologists | philosophers | Twentieth century | films | everyday life | Rollo May | Joan Didion | John Updike | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | journals

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