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Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity. What were the driving factors in … Continue reading

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Evolution in Leaps: The punctuated Accumulation and Loss of Cultural Innovations

Archaeological accounts of cultural change reveal a fundamental conflict: Some suggest that change is gradual, accelerating over time, whereas others indicate that it is punctuated, with long periods of stasis interspersed by sudden gains or losses of multiple traits. Existing … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage: Safeguarding for Creativity

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) concerns ‘‘the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills” that belong to communities and are held by specific members. It is not static, but it continually transforms and innovates. Elements of ICH are deeply rooted in territories … Continue reading

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Creativity: The Influence of Cultural, Social, and Work Contexts

The present article aims to answer the question of whether creativity is universal or culture-specific. We develop a conceptual framework that expands the existing knowledge in two ways. First, it distinguishes between the two dimensions of creativity – novelty and … Continue reading

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Preserving Cultural Heritage through Creative Industry

Cultural heritage is one important thing about the existence of a society. Therefore, now it’s become increasingly important  to preserve many valuable cultural heritages. It includes many kinds of art works. Recently, creative industries grow rapidly at SME scale. It … Continue reading

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Creativity as Cultural Participation

Understanding creativity means understanding the various systems that contribute to its development and manifestation: from the biological to the cultural, from individual expression to social dynamics. This systemic view dominates today’s literature on the topic, being explicitly adopted by Hennessey … Continue reading

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The Impact of Culture on Creativity

Book – Culture is the general expression of humanity, the expression of its creativity. Culture is linked to meaning,  knowledge, talents, industries, civilization, and values. The objective of the study is to have a better understanding of the influence of … Continue reading

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A Cultural and Systemic View of Distributed Creativity

This article discusses the limitations of the first generation of creativity-management technologies based on the psychological theories of intelligence and problem-solving. The turn into a cultural and systemic conception in the psychology of creativity is analyzed. It is argued that this … Continue reading

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Distributed Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box of the Creative Individual

This book challenges the standard view that creativity comes only from within an individual by arguing that creativity also exists ‘outside’ of the mind or more precisely, that the human mind extends through the means of action into the world. … Continue reading

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Music, Language, and the Brain

In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato’s time, the relationship between music and … Continue reading

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