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  • JT Velikovsky
    Hi Mike More bisociation - see also: EO Wilson - combining `the Natural & Social Sciences - with `the Arts/Humanities . Two old memes, combined. Lots of
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 26, 2013
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      Hi Mike

      More bisociation - see also: EO Wilson - combining `the Natural & Social Sciences' - with `the Arts/Humanities'. Two old memes, combined. Lots of problems: solved.

      See also - this quote from Csikszentmihalyi's Creativity (1996) - which EO Wilson was one of (almost) 100 creatives, interviewed for/in.

      `Your research project gets defined partly by some internal fascination for which one cannot account in any detail, preparation that is unique because of the life history of that person, luck, and something to work against. That is, something that you are dissatisfied with, that other people are doing.
      An intellectual problem is not restricted to a particular domain. Indeed, some of the most creative breakthroughs occur when an idea that works well in one domain gets grafted to another and revitalizes it. This was certainly the case with the widespread applications of physics’ quantum theory to neighbouring disciplines like chemistry and astronomy.
      Creative people are ever alert to what people over the fence are doing… A large majority of our respondents were inspired by a tension in their domain that became obvious when looked at from the perspective of another domain. Even though they do not think of themselves as interdisciplinary, their best work bridges realms of ideas.
      Their histories tend to cast doubts on the wisdom of overspecialization, where bright young people are trained to become exclusive experts in one field and shun breadth like the plague.’
      (Csikszentmihalyi, `Creativity', 1996: 88-9)

      Cheers

      JT

      PS - Note "the tension in their domain that became obvious when looked at from the perspective of another domain."
      (See: Joe Carroll, Gotschall, Boyd, Pinker, Dutton, etc noticing The Arts/Humanities were dead-as-disco... Note also how, a la Wilson, they put the magnifying glass of Science on it - and, have totally revitalized it... ie... Consilience...)

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      On 27/08/2013 3:17 AM, JT Velikovsky wrote:
       

      Hi Mike

      Further to bisociation, or combinatorial creativity: (i.e. take 2 old ideas/memes, and combine them - to get a new idea/meme - that solves a lot of problems, if you've done it right.)
      That's all I did, with Creative Practice Theory, to arrive at that 12-step algorithm... ie http://storyality.wordpress.com/Creative-Practice-Theory/
      I combined Csikszentmihalyi's major theory (the systems model of Creativity) with Bourdieu's (major) `practice theory'... and suddenly everyone's calling me a `genius'. (btw - I hate that word.)

      All you need to do (see: Newton, taking a subtle `stab' at his hunchbacked rival, Hooke, and who he hated with a passion and a vindictiveness that knew no bounds...) is: pick 2 (preferably intellectual, rather than physical) giants, and: stand on their shoulders.
      - It's not even hard - you just have to pick the right 2 x `geniuses'...
      (See: every major scientific theory, ever. eg - See: Darwin - combining Lyell's idea in geology with Malthus' idea in economics - and then applying it to biology.)

      Cheers

      JT

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      JT Velikovsky
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      Movies, Games, TV, Theatre, Books, Comics
      
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      School of Humanities and Communication Arts
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    • JT Velikovsky
      Hi Mike More bisociation - see also: EO Wilson - combining `the Natural & Social Sciences - with `the Arts/Humanities . Two old memes, combined. Lots of
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 26, 2013
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        Hi Mike

        More bisociation - see also: EO Wilson - combining `the Natural & Social Sciences' - with `the Arts/Humanities'. Two old memes, combined. Lots of problems: solved...

        See also - this quote from Csikszentmihalyi's Creativity (1996)- which EO Wilson was one of (almost) 100 creatives, interviewed for/in.

        `Your research project gets defined partly by some internal fascination for which one cannot account in any detail, preparation that is unique because of the life history of that person, luck, and something to work against. That is, something that you are dissatisfied with, that other people are doing.
        An intellectual problem is not restricted to a particular domain. Indeed, some of the most creative breakthroughs occur when an idea that works well in one domain gets grafted to another and revitalizes it. This was certainly the case with the widespread applications of physics’ quantum theory to neighbouring disciplines like chemistry and astronomy.
        Creative people are ever alert to what people over the fence are doing… A large majority of our respondents were inspired by a tension in their domain that became obvious when looked at from the perspective of another domain. Even though they do not think of themselves as interdisciplinary, their best work bridges realms of ideas.
        Their histories tend to cast doubts on the wisdom of overspecialization, where bright young people are trained to become exclusive experts in one field and shun breadth like the plague.’
        (Csikszentmihalyi, `Creativity', 1996: 88-9)

        Cheers

        JT

        PS - Note "the tension in their domain that became obvious when looked at from the perspective of another domain."
        (See: Joe Carroll, Gotschall, Boyd, Pinker, Dutton, etc noticing The Arts/Humanities were dead-as-disco... Note also how, a la Wilson, they put the magnifying glass of Science on it - and, have totally revitalized it... ie... Consilience...)

        -- 
        -----------------------
        
        JT Velikovsky
        Film/Story/Screenplay/Transmedia Analyst
        http://storyality.wordpress.com/
        
        and Transmedia Writer-Director-Producer: 
        Movies, Games, TV, Theatre, Books, Comics
        
        Transmedia Writing Blog: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/
        
        Free Screenwriting TextBook: http://www.lulu.com/shop/joe-velikovsky/feature-film-screenwriters-workbook/ebook/product-20376941.html
        
        Transmedia Comic-Fantasy Novel: http://am-so-as.webs.com/
        
        Email: joetv@...
        Also: joetv@...
        Skype: joe.tee.vee
        Twitter: @joeteevee
        
        Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2853350/
        Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Velikovsky
        YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/joeteevee
        
        aka: JT Velikovsky
        Research Student & Filmmaker 
        Doctorate of Creative Arts - Feature Film / Screenwriting
        School of Humanities and Communication Arts
        University of Western Sydney
        
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