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    Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Solitude makes it possible for us to gain access to our most inner reality. Through solitude we find the ability to sort out the structure of our thoughts, to gain access to the meaning of our ideas and attitudes. Solitude provides access to our imagination.

    Imagination and reason are the aspects of the embodied mind, which, in levels of sophistication, sets our species off from our nearest non-human species. It is imagination that provides man with the flexibility to adjust to a changing environment but it is imagination that also robs man of contentment.

    Our non-human ancestors are guided by instinct alone. Instinct is the impulse that determines the behavior in a pre-programmed response. But our species has added to this survival response system a high level of imagination, which allows us to fit into a changing environment for survival. Reason and imagination determines the destiny of the species. Discontentment, bred by imagination, motivates man to seek a different way; reason facilitates the change by offering the options for change. The discontent of imagination is the catalyst for adaptation.

    The product of imagination can become either reality or fantasy. Fantasy can provide an escape from reality or, as is evident in our accomplishments of science and the arts, it provides the ingredients for new ideas, which like the theories of Newton and Einstein establish the paradigms for technology.

    Freud wrote, in his paper Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming, “We may lay it down that a happy person never phantasies, only an unsatisfied one. The motive forces of phantasies are unsatisfied wishes, and every single phantasy is the fulfillment of a wish, a correction of an unsatisfied reality.” Critical Thinking, i.e. evaluative thinking not negative thinking, makes a correction of an unsatisfactory reality possible.

    Freud considered fantasy was an escapist practice, a turning away from reality rather than a confrontation with reality in attempted change. He considered fantasy as a derivative of play; the child, in growing older, turned from fantasy focused upon an object to castles in the air. Freud theorized that the pleasure principle was replaced by the reality principle.

    Present day psychology considers that fantasy is part of our biological endowment and that the discrepancy between our inner world and our outer world compels man to become inventive thereby leading to an active imagination. Imagination is the attempt to bridge the inner world and the outer world of man. Imagination is the engine of play.

    Goya wrote “Phantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels.”

    Do you often seek solitude?

    In our Digital Age is solitude possible for young people?

    Will the Digital Age destroy solitude and thus inhibit imagination and thus creativity?





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    How is this related to the Science thread. Please post your bullshit elsewhere.
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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    question authority, quesiton reality, use your eyes

    the medium is the message...


    McLuhan said, who controls the media, is programming your mind and your brain...

    http://fusionanomaly.net/timothyleary.html





    o al state of the brain is internal linkchaoshail Eris!... we're dealing with a complexity of in-formation... the first thing to do is to overwhelm your focused mind, your linear mind, by overloading signals, internal linkdigital patterns, clusters of internal linkphotons and electrons which produces a pleasant state of confused chaos... this is the state of the brain when it is ready to be in-formed... that is to be, re-programmed..."
    o "the human brain contains 100 billion neurons, each neuron is as powerful as a computer, and each neuron has around 10,000 connections with other neurons... within our forheads, there is a chaos... inside our brains, there is a internal linkgalaxy of information, which is incomprehensible for linear minds.. this contrasts and compares perfectly with the chaos without... we're living in a universe which has 100 billion galaxies, each galaxy with star systems, planets, a complexity which to our minds right now, is chaotic... incomprehensible... "
    o "chaos is beautiful. there are many times we are afraid, because we want order... we can't deal with confusion and disorder... we want form, we want rules... yes... throughout human history there have been people, religious leaders, political leaders, who will give you order. they will give you rules and commandments.. but chaos is basically good, relax... surf the internal linkwaves of chaos, and learn how to re-design your own internal linkrealities... sit back... internal linkflow... open your eyes... turn off your minds and focus, and let the waves of chaos roll over your brian... float, drift, zoom, design, create, re-order, your order, your style, from chaos... yes... yes... chaos... yes..."
    o "the aim... of human life... to know thyself... think for yourself, question authority... link with your friends... create.. create new realities... philosophy is a team sport... philosophy is the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure... learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to re-design chaos..."
    o "the religious leaders, the political leaders wnat to give you orders, to run your life, to determine how you think... the basic goal, is to operate your own mind... operate for yourself... "
    o "around 3000 years ago, a group of human beings in Athens, Greece, developed a new philosophy... the basic religion of humanity, is called humanism... Socrates said, the aim of human life is to know thyself... create and design your own order out of chaos... Socrates did not give commandments, Socrates did not impose order, Socrates asked questions... he encouraged to speculate, design, create, interact their own versions of reality... Socrates said the way to perform philosophy, in small groups, raising questions, learning from each other, change, changing your mind, growing together, linking together... "
    o "it has been the authorities, the political, religious, educational authorities, who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, in-forming, forming our minds, with their view of reality... to think for yourself, you must question authority, and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open mindedness, chaotic, confused, vulnerability, to inform yourself..."

    Marshall McLuhan
    o "then came internal linkMarshall McLuhan... in the 1950's... McLuhan said, in a Socratic sense, the medium is the message... the words you use, the modes of communication you use, determine the realities you inhabit... most of our lives, most of us live in realities determined by others, imprinted in our brains by education, by religion, by politics, by the authorities... McLuhan said, if you want to change your mind, change the medium, change the words your use, change the mode of communications... you change the medium, you change yourself, you change your society... in the 1960's a new mode of communication developed... television, kids growing up in the 1950's, learned how to tune in, turn on, fine tune, turn off, select, determine, what hits your eyeballs... you control your eyeballs, your eardrums, you direct and manage the media... to program your brain... McLuhan said, who controls the media, is programming your mind and your brain... "
    o "we are using in this tape, the new media of digital, multimedia, audiographic overload, attempting to create a state of open mindedness, pleasant vulnerability, in which we will in-form, imprint the messages of the sponsor, use your head, learn how to operate your brain..."
    o "to operate your brain, you must understand how to use your eyes... oh say can you see... oh say can't you see, what's being done to your eyes... who controls your eyeballs, controls your mind... imprints, to your brain... oh say can't you see, that the messages that hit your eyeballs in modern television are creating realities, imprinting messages from the sponsors, who are not usually interested in you learning how to internal linkdesign your own realities..."
    o "warning! warning! who controls your screens, controls the internal linkprogramming of your mind... your eyes are the windows of your brain... the eyes are made up of hundreds of layers of neurons, rods, cones, your eyeballs deal with one energy... it's internal linklight. through your eyes come illumination, vision, internal linkperception, enlightenment, illumination, your eyes are the windows of your soul... who controls your eyeballs, controls your brain... learn how to dial, fine tune your eyeballs... learn how to unfocus your eyes, dilate your pupils, learn how to open up to the illumination of light, and then re-focus and re-design your own new order, your own designs, your own internal linklanguage... "
    o "in the sixties, we said power to the people... in the nineties, in the digital multimedia nineties we say, power to the pupil."
    o "envision... light waves... sound waves... open eyes... open mind... open your brain... learn how to send messages using electrons... your brain loves light..."
    o "we're also passing on in this demonstration, the message of Ralph Waldo Emerson... the first, and and probably the greatest American philosophy, who said, divinity lies within... don't look to the churches, or to the big marbled institutions... your divinity lies within... you must learn to operate your brian, operate your soul... learn how to communicate, brain to brain, soul to soul, with other people... your divinity lies within..."
    o "the brian is designed to design realities... if you operate your own brain skillfully, and learn to design your own realities, learn how to communicate in the language of the brain - electrons & internal linkphotons... we are doing this now, we are sending messages from our brains, using the vehicle of electrons & photos to your eyeballs... as we watch this screen, our minds are bedazzled, our minds have softened, our linear sharp logical thinking is gentle, and we're linking brain to brain... we're using the electrons, computer circuits, to feed each others brains with light... "
    o "this is the first paragraph, the first attempt, the first child's primer, in how to communicate using both the orderly left brain and the chaotic confusing language of photons & electrons... your brain, my brain, our brains, live on light, just as the body needs air and carbohydrates... our brains are starved for light, for illumination for revelation, use your head... learn how to operate your brain... "
    o "Marshall McLuhan made the prophecy... he told us, the aim of internal linkevolution is for us to use media, to create what we all want... the global village. the language that can be understood by every human being, by every brain... the basic language of humanity, the language of the brain... lights, sounds, rhythms, internal linkpulsating your bones, moving your body, we all know this language, we can all sing and internal linkdance, this language... the electrons, the radio waves, the rhythm... now we have digital communication... we can create our fantasies, we can create our rhythms... design, on screens, the new language we develop, a global language... not based on letters, not based on grammars... a language we all understand... based on clusters of waves, light, sound, we all understand... we all celebrate, we are glory, in the light, the illumination... internal linkcontact, the intersection, the interaction, around the world... the language of form... we will create a language of international global brain link up. anyone from any culture watching this screen, will get the general picture.. this one global village [track _Im Nin 'Alu_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Ofra Haza heard in background], this one global human spirit, one global human race... as we link up through screens, linked by electrons & photons we will create for the first internal linktime, a global humanity.... not separated by words or minds or nationalities or religious biases... now. listen. the message, from the sponsor... there is one global human race, who are just now learning to communicate... brain to brain, soul to soul..."

    Timothy Leary - Ultimate Democracy

    * video excerpt - _Ultimate Democracy_ (mpg)atomjacked inventory cache by external linkPure-Research.net
    o "we now have the thumbnail chip, that in ten years they tell us, will have a billion transistors costing a few dollars... what that means is that the inner city kid can walk around with more information internal linkprocessing and transmitting ability than ABC or CBS right now, for less money than a pair of Nikes which they're killing for in the inner city right now... so this is going to be decentralization, it's going to mean ultimate democracy. who controls the press controls the people; who controls the tube controls the people... in the future we will all be controlling our own screens and zapping our messages around..."
    * track _Timothy Leary Lives_ MP3atomjacked inventory cacheby Pop O Pies
    * track _The Turn On_ MP3 (96k)atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary
    * track _The Elite_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary
    * track _On Timothy Leary_ MP3 (96k)atomjacked inventory cache by Allen Ginsberg
    * release _Beyond Life With Timothy Leary_ (released posthumously)
    o _Afterlife_
    o _Beyond Life_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    o _While Birds Sing_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    o _Fifty Million Years_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache
    + samples: "So our brains internal linkevolving over 50 million years have these receptor sites..."; "The future of our species is to learn how to use our brain..."
    o _Star internal linkLight_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary & Dr. Fiorella Terenzi
    + samples:"listen, to the sound of stars... open ear internal linkdrums... dilate eyeballs... turn your receivers to star sound...human brain... universe within... 100 billion neurons... each neuron, tangled web of internal linkelectric meaning... limitless galaxies of meanings within... brain power... star light... illumination... enlightenment... tune brain to star sound... turn brain to pulsing rhythms of star light... turn brain into star brain... listen... let brain internal linkresonate... resonate to star sound... your brain is a galaxy within..."
    o _Eternal Note_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary & Liquid Mind
    + samples: "now, energy becomes... here it is... nameless... timeless... speed of internal linklight... float beyond fear... float beyond desire... into this mystery of mysteries... through this gate... of all wonder... open... naked... high... drift within... by the thread of sound... light... radiant... internal linkpuzzling... vibration... light internal linkwaves... eternal note... trembling web of light... sound waves... merge into the sea... spin slowly... round, eternal, note... glittering energy... whirpool of light... drift within... on the thread of sound... internal linkfocus... love... center... down... vibration thread... you are light... you are sound... drift within... this is your body... can you internal linkflow? throb... through each tissue corridor... throb to the internal linkpulse of life... float beyond life and death... internal linktime...
    o _Why Not? Why Not? Why Not?_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
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    o _Legend Of A Mind_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by The Moody Blues
    o _A Tale Of The Tribe_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Allen Ginsberg
    o _Lion's Mouth_ by Timothy Leary with Al Jourgensen & Friends
    * track _Origins Of internal linkDance_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary meets The Grid (1990)
    o samples: "psychedelic... extend... the brain... got it? dance was originally a psychedelic way of expressing yourself... a way of getting high... the movements can be in tune with your ancient cellular mythic patterns... and the dance itself can be a wild internal linkecstatic turn on! think for yourself... and question authority..."


    remember the slime...

    * 604 track internal link_Stargate Avalon_ MP3 (160k)atomjacked inventory cache off of _Hicksville_ CD on internal linkDragonfly/internal linkLSD/Novatekk (1998)
    o sample: "I stumbled upon the internal linkphilosopher's stone... i had the veil of illusion pulled out... and was confronted by the many levels of energy and many realms of consciousness which were available to man..I opened the pandora's box of multiple internal linkrealities...I became tuned in.... on a internal linknetwork of neurological signals; on a cellular internal linkresonance that radiate hundreds of millions of times per second within my body... " - Timothy Leary

    Celtic Cross - Hicksville

    * release _Turn On Tune In internal linkDrop Out_ 12" on internal linkMercury (1967)
    o _Turn On, internal linkTune In, Drop Out_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    o _The Trip_
    + _The Turn On_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _The Tune In_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _The Beginning Of The internal linkVoyage (Heart internal linkChakra)_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _Root Chakra_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _All Girls Are Yours_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    # female voice: "can you float through the universe of your body and not lose your way? can you lie quietly, engulfed in the slippery union of male & female? warm, wet internal linkdance of generations, endless internal linkecstasies of couples... can you offer your stamen trembling in the meadow for the internal linkelectric penetration of pollen, while birds sing? writhe together on the riverbank, while birds sing? wait.. soft feather, quivering in the thicket, while birds sing... can you internal linkcoil serpentine, slide together in monocule embrace, lose all, fusing. watch quietly while the 10,000 forms swim into life, and return to the source... galactic internal linktime has labored to produce this moment. exquisite. all things, all images move slowly within internal linkshimmering nets. here, essence endures. from here, all forms emerge. from this second, back to the ancient beginning. before heaven & earth, there was something nebulous, tranquil, effortless, permeating universally, never tiring, revolving soundless, fusion...."
    + _Freak Out_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _Genetic internal linkMemory_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    # Guide/Narrator: Timothy Leary
    # Executive producer: Henry Saperstein
    # music by Maryvonne Giercarz (veena), Lars Eric (guitar), Richard Bond (tabla)
    # [...] "you are the buddha... you're two billion years old... come on, beloved traveler... sit down... center... go back down, the ladder of genetic memory... find your divinity... internal linkreturn, to the source... you are the buddha... return, to seed beginnings... embrace this ancient serpent internal linkcoil of mothers and fathers... back to the source... internal linkmagical helix of life... curling back to primeval beginnings... unbroken chain of life... unceasing... continuous... tree of life... branching out... in fleshly leaves, innumerable... internal linktwist back beyond mind... return, to the source... eternal law of seed... endless chain of life... oh seed, father, i remember you... mother of memory, i remember you... our father, who art in cellular heaven within, hallowed be thy names... from whose loins we have sprung... tissue mother, i remember you... take me back, fleshly parents... back to the temple, back to the cave, back to the desert, back to the jungle... oh fanged & furry father, from whose loins i sprang, i remember you... our furry fathers, who are in ancient heaven, hallowed be thy names in shallow jungle pools... hail mary, mother... hail mother of flesh... blessed is the fruit of thy womb... i remember... back, back beyond flesh & bone... many cellular mother... colloidal globule father, origin of my life... our internal linkslimy protozoan fathers in moist cellular heaven, hallowed be thy tissue name, in shallow brothy tropical pools... beyond life... now i lay me down to sleep in cold internal linkcrystal patterns... amino acid ancestors, and now i die before i wake in internal linksilent void... galactic space, shimmering, molecular design of energy beyond life... empty bowl of radiance and stars... silent, shimmering, void... atomic vacuum... ancestor of all things... out here, out here, all sharpness rounded... all wheels glide along soft tracks of internal linklight... preface to life, galactic play... belted radiance, lethal spectrum, jeweled indifference... jeweled indifference... where's home? i want to go back... get me back, get me back... is it all a internal linkdream? it's cold out here... warning... solar shutters closing, opening, lethal, fusion, love, danger, radiance, fusion, bliss, fusion... slide................into fusion. goodbye. slide............... into internal linkfusion..."
    + _Re-Entry (Nirvana)_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    + _Epilogue_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache
    * track MP3atomjacked inventory cache (truncated 6:00) off of _Ancient Lights & The Blackcore_ by Timothy Leary & DJ Cheb I Sabbah
    o sample: "this incredible power inside the brain is ready to be activated..."
    * techno track _From Psychedelics To internal linkCybernetics_ MP3 (256k)atomjacked inventory cache by System 01 feat. Timothy Leary off of internal link_Trance-Tekno Express_ compilation CD on Tresor/internal linkPowwow Trance (1993)
    o samples: "think for yourself, and question authorities..."; "it is my job to corrupt young people... [cheers] with a contagious, infectious idea of individual freedom..."; "chaos engineering..."; "internal linkchaoshail Eris!... wow!"; "it was the CIA and the military that brought internal linkLSD to America... they thought 'what a way to people's heads up...'"; "you're equipped with a 100 billion neuron brain that's internal linkwired and fired and is a internal linkreality generating device... but YOU'VE got to do it... free yourself..."; "i have probably used my brain, explored my brain, operated my brain, navigated my brain.. psychedelics to cybernetics, my brain has been inundated... my brain has been through A LOT...; "wow"; "one individual, with electrons in his hand, can bring down an empire... go for it all!"
    * track _Any internal linkReality Is An Opinion_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by System 01 featuring Timothy Leary off of _From Psychodelics To internal linkCybernetics_
    * track _Exit internal link23 by internal linkPsychick Warriors Ov Gaia off of _Ov Biospheres and Sacred Grooves - A Document Ov internal linkNew Edge Folk Classics_ CDatomjacked inventory cache on KK/Restless (1993)
    o sample: "internal linkReturn... To The Source" by Timothy Leary
    * kraut rock blues release _Seven Up_ 12" (1972) by Ash Ra Tempel feat. Timothy Leary
    o a1 _Space_ MP3 (192)atomjacked inventory cache (16:00)(22.5megs)
    o b1 internal link_Time_ MP3 (192k)atomjacked inventory cache(21:36)(30.4megs)
    * track _How To Operate Your Brain_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Timothy Leary
    * interview _Pursuit Of Pleasure (NBC Broadcast 1967)_ MP3 (32k)atomjacked inventory cache
    * acoustic new age track _Terence McKenna (Introduced By Timothy Leary)_ MP3 (96k)atomjacked inventory cache
    * track internal link_Left Hand Shake (Banned Studio Version)_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache by Skinny Puppy off of _Last Rights_


    Skinny Puppy - Last Rites Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up 12inch (1972)

    + samples by Timothy Leary on _Left Hand Shake_ MP3atomjacked inventory cache off of _Brap_ (European Version Only)
    o "You are a internal linklight. You are sound. Drift within. This is your body."
    o "Did you get lost on the trip?"
    o "Did you get trapped in internal linkmemory?"
    o "Did you forget?"
    o "What did you do?"
    o "internal linkVirtual mindgame..."
    o "Trivial paranoia..."
    o "You had to make it a bad trip."
    o "...Don't see the light... Do not see right..."
    o "In this mirror of confession..."
    o "What do you see there? Your personality... All your goals and your fears... Your ambitions."
    o "The internal linkchess game of your life; got to check that, you can't take it on the trip."
    o "All those animal impulses that you hide..."
    o "And keep down below, all this baggage must be checked."
    o "You can't take that on the billion year voyage."
    o "Are you ready?"
    o "Then take this chalice, the elixir of life."


    fusion telex

    Leary:

    Well, I think the medical profession, we all know that, is totally corrupt. Every doctor now is a corporation. And medical research in this country is government-sponsored and government-funded or funded by large drug companies. I think that government corporations should ing keep their hands off the brain-change substances. The idea of a government-sponsored, authorized, doctor giving LSD to mess around with people's brains is the ultimate Orwellian nightmare. The operational access to and use of your own mind and brain is a highly individual choice. Just as the right-wing government and politician's religions want to control women's reproductive organs, they want to control brains. The key, here, is that . . . the adult American should be able to do with their mind or their body what she wants to.

    So, I'm bored with discussions of the social, because it's highly individual--it's not just individuals, it's individuals in small groups. Because individuals, by themselves, taking psychedelics are internal linkalienated, lost, ed up; you've got to do it in small groups. That's the basic internal linkshamanic [pause], which Socrates taught us, and which internal linkAldous Huxley taught us at Harvard. Small groups.
    lets ask the younger generation.
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    The internet is the last light of truth and hope...it is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. We must not let it be subverted for any purpose other than the truth. And that truth shall spread to every man woman and child across the globe. No longer will those in power carry the sole means to decide for us, yet we now shall have the power to decide to tune them out.

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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Quote Originally Posted by LogicallyYours View Post
    How is this related to the Science thread. Please post your bullshit elsewhere.
    like up your arse
    The internet is the last light of truth and hope...it is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. We must not let it be subverted for any purpose other than the truth. And that truth shall spread to every man woman and child across the globe. No longer will those in power carry the sole means to decide for us, yet we now shall have the power to decide to tune them out.

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    The hand held electronic gadgets and the Internet have created the means for constant interaction between one another thereby diminishing any time for adult contact or interaction with the world via newspapers and books.

    “Mark Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, compiled his frustration at young Netizens in his recent book The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future.”

    “Bauerlein, 49, says younger generations don’t spend enough time learning about the world at large, writing: “They are latter-day Rip Van Winkles, sleeping through the movements of culture and events of history, preferring the company of peers to great books and powerful ideas and momentous happenings.”

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/257487


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladine View Post
    like up your arse
    Hey look!...the "new ager" took a dump!
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    fear destroys creativity!?so the proposal that the "digital" age is going to destroy creativity is just fear mongering!?after all,questions stem from 2 sources,fear or curiosity!?:freak3: :spin2: :judges: hehe!!......just askn....
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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    If anything, it promotes creativity. Now more than ever people who write can publish their stories simply by creating a website or myspace page or blogs. Musicians can easily get their music to the public. Same with artist and photographers. You can access information from uncountable sources and make up your own mind about current events based on numerous sources rather than just the biased news networks and newspapers. And if you've not studied the near artwork of hackers, spammers and scammers, though they be the scum of the earth, then you have no idea what creativity really is to begin with.
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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Again, this is not a "Science Controversy" but, a philosophical question. And the answer is "No".

    Did photography destroy painting?
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    spam bump......
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    Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Solitude makes it possible for us to gain access to our most inner reality. Through solitude we find the ability to sort out the structure of our thoughts, to gain access to the meaning of our ideas and attitudes. Solitude provides access to our imagination.

    Imagination and reason are the aspects of the embodied mind, which, in levels of sophistication, sets our species off from our nearest non-human species. It is imagination that provides man with the flexibility to adjust to a changing environment but it is imagination that also robs man of contentment.

    Our non-human ancestors are guided by instinct alone. Instinct is the impulse that determines the behavior in a pre-programmed response. But our species has added to this survival response system a high level of imagination, which allows us to fit into a changing environment for survival. Reason and imagination determines the destiny of the species. Discontentment, bred by imagination, motivates man to seek a different way; reason facilitates the change by offering the options for change. The discontent of imagination is the catalyst for adaptation.

    The product of imagination can become either reality or fantasy. Fantasy can provide an escape from reality or, as is evident in our accomplishments of science and the arts, it provides the ingredients for new ideas, which like the theories of Newton and Einstein establish the paradigms for technology.

    Freud wrote, in his paper Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming, “We may lay it down that a happy person never phantasies, only an unsatisfied one. The motive forces of phantasies are unsatisfied wishes, and every single phantasy is the fulfillment of a wish, a correction of an unsatisfied reality.” Critical Thinking, i.e. evaluative thinking not negative thinking, makes a correction of an unsatisfactory reality possible.

    Freud considered fantasy was an escapist practice, a turning away from reality rather than a confrontation with reality in attempted change. He considered fantasy as a derivative of play; the child, in growing older, turned from fantasy focused upon an object to castles in the air. Freud theorized that the pleasure principle was replaced by the reality principle.

    Present day psychology considers that fantasy is part of our biological endowment and that the discrepancy between our inner world and our outer world compels man to become inventive thereby leading to an active imagination. Imagination is the attempt to bridge the inner world and the outer world of man. Imagination is the engine of play.

    Goya wrote “Phantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels.”

    Do you often seek solitude?

    In our Digital Age is solitude possible for young people?

    Will the Digital Age destroy solitude and thus inhibit imagination and thus creativity?




    In our Digital Age is solitude possible for young people?

    Yes it is. They have to learn to just turn off all of the devices. The TV, the radio, the cell phone and any and all others. Once they learn to do this and they find a good book, solitude will find them.

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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    In our Digital Age is solitude possible for young people?

    Yes it is. They have to learn to just turn off all of the devices. The TV, the radio, the cell phone and any and all others. Once they learn to do this and they find a good book, solitude will find them.
    They can read a good book on the computer. But turn off the messenger at least.

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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    I think that solitude is a necessary but not sufficient condition for creativity. Solitude is, I think, also necessary for any sustained learning of significant and complex matters. I suspect that these hand held gadgets cut solitude down to less than 10% of what it was 20 yeas ago. At least the manufacturers’ intend for them to do just that because their success is dependent upon making the young frivolous consumers of mind numbing gadgets.

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    No. If Television couldn't do it, nothing currently will do it. If we ever develope a full bodysuit completely immersive Virtual Reality, that might do it. There will always be those who break from what's Popular though. They will maintain Creativity.

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    Re: Will the Digital Age Destroy Creativity?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandorski View Post
    No. If Television couldn't do it, nothing currently will do it. If we ever develope a full bodysuit completely immersive Virtual Reality, that might do it. There will always be those who break from what's Popular though. They will maintain Creativity.
    which begs the question,can creativity ever be popular!?diversification of interests thru interactive involvement created by technology may open new avenues to the stimulation of creativity!?the eventual elimination/relaxing of the old "hard work" doctrine will go a long way to allowing creativity to flourish!?as long as it don't get overly diabolical we will/should be better off!?:freak3: :judges::spin2: : heeh!!....just askn...
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