Exploding The Creativity Myth

Anyone with an open mind and a computer and a desire to learn about how we creatively say things with words will love this book.Written by an expert in natural language generation, this deceptively simple book offers powerful tools for ...

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441155160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Karl Lagerfeld's description of his sunglasses as a 'Burqa for my eyes' drew a huge amount of commentary. But what was going on within that phrase? Why was it deemed original and contentious and what can it tell us about creativity? Taking us through cliché, metaphor, analogy, neologism and surrealism, amongst other creative tropes, Tony Veale offers a comprehensive guide to the actual processes behind linguistic creativity. By grounding his approachable examples in easy to replicate methods, the book is perfect as a resource for individual creative exploration. Anyone with an open mind and a computer and a desire to learn about how we creatively say things with words will love this book.Written by an expert in natural language generation, this deceptively simple book offers powerful tools for reconceptualising creativity.

Computational Creativity

The Philosophy and Engineering of Autonomously Creative Systems Tony Veale,
F. Amílcar Cardoso. Meehan, J. (1981). Tale-spin. In R. Schank ... 24, 223–240.
Veale, T. (2012). Exploding the creativity myth: The computational foundations of

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319436104

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Computational creativity is an emerging field of research within AI that focuses on the capacity of machines to both generate and evaluate novel outputs that would, if produced by a human, be considered creative. This book is intended to be a canonical text for this new discipline, through which researchers and students can absorb the philosophy of the field and learn its methods. After a comprehensive introduction to the idea of systematizing creativity the contributions address topics such as autonomous intentionality, conceptual blending, literature mining, computational design, models of novelty, evaluating progress in related research, computer-supported human creativity and human-supported computer creativity, common-sense knowledge, and models of social creativity. Products of this research will have real consequences for the worlds of entertainment, culture, science, education, design, and art, in addition to artificial intelligence, and the book will be of value to practitioners and students in all these domains.

Language and Creativity

Renouf, A. (2007) 'Tracing lexical productivity and creativity in the British media: '
The chavs and the chavnots', ... Veale, T. (2012) Exploding the Creativity Myth:
The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity, London: Bloomsbury.

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317332657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Language and Creativity has become established as a pivotal text for courses in English Language, Linguistics and Literacy. Creativity in language has conventionally been regarded as the preserve of institutionalised discourses such as literature and advertising, and individual gifted minds. In this ground-breaking book, bestselling author Ronald Carter explores the idea that creativity, far from being simply a property of exceptional people, is an exceptional property of all people. Drawing on a range of real examples of everyday conversations and speech, from flatmates in a student house and families on holiday to psychotherapy sessions and chat-lines, the book argues that creativity is an all-pervasive feature of everyday language. Using close analysis of naturally occurring language, taken from a unique 5 million word corpus, Language and Creativity reveals that speakers commonly make meanings in a variety of creative ways, in a wide range of social contexts and for a diverse set of reasons. This Routledge Linguistics Classic is here reissued with a new preface from the author, covering a range of key topics from e-language and internet discourse to English language teaching and world Englishes. Language and Creativity continues to build on the previous theories of creativity, offering a radical contribution to linguistic, literary and cultural theory. A must for anyone interested in the creativity of our everyday speech.

The Architect as Worker

8. From George Steiner's discussion in Grammars of Creation (New York: Faber
and Faber, 2001), 93. 9. Tony Veale, Exploding the Creativity Myth (London:
Bloomsbury, 2012). 10. Friedrich Schiller, Briefe I: 1772–1795 (Frankfurt:
Deutscher ...

Author: Peggy Deamer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472570512

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Directly confronting the nature of contemporary architectural work, this book is the first to address a void at the heart of architectural discourse and thinking. For too long, architects have avoided questioning how the central aspects of architectural “practice” (professionalism, profit, technology, design, craft, and building) combine to characterize the work performed in the architectural office. Nor has there been a deeper evaluation of the unspoken and historically-determined myths that assign cultural, symbolic, and economic value to architectural labor. The Architect as Worker presents a range of essays exploring the issues central to architectural labor. These include questions about the nature of design work; immaterial and creative labor and how it gets categorized, spatialized, and monetized within architecture; the connection between parametrics and BIM and labor; theories of architectural work; architectural design as a cultural and economic condition; entrepreneurialism; and the possibility of ethical and rewarding architectural practice. The book is a call-to-arms, and its ultimate goal is to change the practice of architecture. It will strike a chord with architects, who will recognize the struggle of their profession; with students trying to understand the connections between work, value, and creative pleasure; and with academics and cultural theorists seeking to understand what grounds the discipline.

The Energetic Manager

But it takes creativity and innovation to tap them and reach their full potential .
Exploding the Creativity Myth of " Some Have It , Some Don't " To me , creativity
means doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways . It's seeing what everyone
else ...

Author: Fred Pryor


ISBN: 0132771799

Category: Employee motivation

Page: 191

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The Android Myth

Therefore, “hoist by your own petard” means “blown up by your own bomb.” What
Symonds referred to as “the intellectual energy, the spontaneous outburst of
intelligence” in the Renaissance initiated the creative explosion that typified the ...

Author: Keith Chandler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595254170

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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The Android Myth is a broadside against the notion that computers can acquire "artificial intelligence" and be able to think as humans do, even perhaps replacing humans one day. Instead of advancing his argument on purely technical grounds, the author takes the unusual approach of analyzing the evidence from paleoanthropology, archaeology and history to elucidate how humans learned to think. He then asks and answers the basic question of whether computers ever duplicate the kind of thought that the evolvement of our species has suited us for. Keith Chandler describes himself as an intellectual nomad, moving from subject to subject and pitching his tent wherever there seems to be a philosophical problem that has defied solution by conventional thinkers. However, while the subjects of his published works differ widely, they are united by his fidelity to the fundamental philosophy he calls "Mental Realism."

Exploding the Computer Myth

... spouses do to make the creative process run smooth rather than rough . She's
graciously endured the deranged and obsessive behavior that accompanies any
book project . If there are errors of fact , which I've made vii.

Author: Glenn E. Weadock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39076001635858

Category: Business

Page: 444

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"This book lays out ways to transform information technology from a time-and-money sinkhole into a key enabler of process reengineering. Managers and directors are shown how to improve existing systems while preserving their company's business objectives"--Book jacket.


Certainly, they encourage us to exceed and explode some of the more casual
orthodoxies that persist in narrowly modern and predominantly Western creativity
debates: the myth of a single creator or a one-off act of creation, for example.

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134273522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Creativity: Theory, History, Practice offers important new perspectives on creativity in the light of contemporary critical theory and cultural history. Innovative in approach as well as argument, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries and builds new bridges between the critical and the creative. It is organised in four parts: Why creativity now? offers much-needed alternatives to both the Romantic stereotype of the creator as individual genius and the tendency of the modern creative industries to treat everything as a commodity defining creativity, creating definitions traces the changing meaning of 'create' from religious ideas of divine creation from nothing to advertising notions of concept creation. It also examines the complex history and extraordinary versatility of terms such as imagination, invention, inspiration and originality dreation as myth, story, metaphor begins with modern re-tellings of early African, American and Australian creation myths and – picking up Biblical and evolutionary accounts along the way – works round to scientific visions of the Big Bang, bubble universes and cosmic soup creative practices, cultural processes is a critical anthology of materials, chosen to promote fresh thinking about everything from changing constructions of 'literature' and 'design' to artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. Rob Pope takes significant steps forward in the process of rethinking a vexed yet vital concept, all the while encouraging and equipping readers to continue the process in their own creative or 're-creative' ways. Creativity: Theory, History, Practice is invaluable for anyone with a live interest in exploring what creativity has been, is currently, and yet may be.

Exploding the Energy Shortage Myth

The Great American Energy Myth We Are Running Out of Energy And the
Government Has Got To Do Something About It ! Usually buried in every myth is
an ironic twist of factual reality . It is a fact , the claims of a myth notwithstanding ,
that the ...

Author: Eric N. Skousen


ISBN: STANFORD:36105035915250

Category: Power resources

Page: 227

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Exploding the Myth of Self defense

... creative insights and wonderful cover art . And finally , I especially wish to
thank my editor , Jean Gilliam , for her expertise in English grammar and
contributions to the writing of this book . ONE EXPLODING THE MYTH OF SELF -

Author: Judith Fein

Publisher: Torrance Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000022271136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 183

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Dr. Judith Fein gives you the key to the secrets of self-esteem & personal power. "Fein's book is a gift for women who want control over their lives"

Career Management for the Creative Person

Let ' s explore and explode some of the biggest myths about delegating . Myth : It
would have been easier to do it myself . Reality : Not if you gave it to the right
person and explained it properly . Besides , if you try to do everything yourself ,
you ...

Author: Lee T. Silber

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0609803654

Category: Self-Help

Page: 350

View: 599


Shows how to find one's career niche, covers self-promotion, networking, setting goals, being a team player, and handling the financial aspects of one's career

The Myth of the Welfare State

.No law can make him into a creature that prefers happiness to freedom, rest and
satisfaction to creativeness. ... Hubris was triggered in Greece by the vast
explosion of creative science and economic wealth during the great era of
Athenian ...

Author: Jack D. Douglas

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412837898

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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The Myth of the Welfare Stale is a basic and sweeping explanation of the rise and fall of great powers, and of the profound impacts of these megastates on ordinary lives. Its central theme is the rise of bureaucratic collectivization in American society. It is Douglas's conviction, which he supports with a wealth of detail, that statist bureaucracies produce siagnation, often exacerbated by inflation, which in turn produces the waning of state power. Douglas has his own set of "isms" that require concerted attention: mass mediated rationalism, scientism, technologism, credentialism, and expertism. People who make policies have little, if any, awareness of the actual way social processes evolve: agricultural policy is set by people who know little of farming, arid manufacturing policy is set by people who have never set foot on a factory floor. In light of this "soaring average ignorance," it is little wonder that policy-making has Alice-in-Wonderland characteristics and effects. Douglas sees the notion of a welfare state as a contradiction in terms; its widespread insinuation into the culture is made possible by its weak mythological form and benign-sounding characteristics. In fact, welfare states in whatever form they appear have failed in their purpose: to redistribute income or increase real wealth. The megastates are the source of social instability and economic downturn. They grow like a tidal drift. They start out to correct the historical grievances of the laissez-faire states, only to increase the problems they seek to correct. In this, the welfare state is a weakened form of the totalitarian state, producing similarly unhappy results. Professor Douglas has produced a work of "anti-policy" - arguing that freedom leavened by an ordinary sense of self-interest and social concern can overcome the shortfalls of the megastates and their myth-making, self-serving, propensities.

Self Promotion for the Creative Person

One myth I want to explode is that publicity is free. I assure you it is not. It costs
you postage, patience, and persistence, but it does pay off — big-time! The cost
for spreading the word through positive press is a mere pittance compared to
what ...

Author: Lee Silber

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307566171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Are you a creative person who desperately wants to tell the world about your talents and your art but lacks the time, money, and know-how? Self-Promotion for the Creative Person is full of clever and creative ideas you can use to successfully get the word out about who you are and what you do quickly, easily, and cheaply. Everything you need to know about marketing yourself is included in this book. Self-Promotion for the Creative Person is packed with proven techniques that will work for you whether you are an author, actor, artist, or accordion player who wants fresh, off-beat, and cost-effective ways to build a business or develop a successful and fulfilling career. Full of winning strategies, innovative ideas, and proven sales and marketing techniques, Lee Silber will show you how to go from starving artist to superstar status with smart advice, including: * How to market without money * How to create marketing materials that will sell you even when you're not around * How to build a buzz using word of mouth * How to use the Internet in ways you never thought of to promote yourself * How to get the leaders in your field to endorse and help you Self-promotion is one of the most difficult things a creative person must do. It is also the most critical. Open this book to any page and chances are you will find something that can help you overcome this hurdle and get the attention and recognition you and your talents deserve. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Freeing Your Creativity

Myth # 1 : If I Like It , It Must Be " Creative " Sometimes when we speak of a piece
of writing as being “ creative , ” we ... We also use “ creative ” to name the feeling
we get when ideas and images explode in our minds and the words seem to ...

Author: Marshall Cook

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898796644

Category: Authorship

Page: 154

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When you were a child, your mind was a wild garden of creativity. But as you grew up, that joyful fountain of ideas became blocked by rules and doubts. Author Marshall Cook helps you free your creativity and take your writing to new heights. Cook teaches you how to banish old fears, habits, and excuses and free your muse from its hiding place inside you.

Exploding the Myths

New workers must be creative and responsible problem solvers and have the
skills and attitudes on which employers can build . • Traditional jobs are changing
and new jobs are created every day56 The Sandia analysts say that by their ...

Author: Joe Schneider

Publisher: Amer Assn of School Administrators

ISBN: UOM:39015029997494

Category: Education

Page: 103

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Exploding the Hunger Myths

You might point out that in countries that have tried distributing income, land, or
food more fairly, the wealthiest often complain the most. ACTIVITY 3: IMAGES OF
HUNGER Students will use creative writing PAGE 10 LESSON 1 m. HUNGER ...

Author: Sonja Williams

Publisher: Food First Books

ISBN: CORNELL:31924051792145

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: 173

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This book of teaching activities is designed to address the issue of hunger and develop a sense of activism and hope among students. It encourages students to discover some of the causes and misconceptions about world hunger. The book contains eight lessons with numerous activities to allow students to study hunger and develop a broader perspective on how to address the problem. The lessons focus on the following: (1) "Hunger Awareness"; (2) "Is Scarcity the Problem?"; (3) "Are There Too Many People?"; (4) "Is Technology the Answer?"; (5) "Rich World, Poor World"; (6) "Will More Foreign Aid Help End Hunger?"; (7) "Can Change Happen?" and (8) "Working Together for Change." A resource guide provides an extensive list of supplemental teaching materials and organizations involved in alleviating world hunger. (EH)

59 Seconds

CREATIVITY Exploding the myth of brainstorming, how togetin touchwith your
inner Leonardo by merely glancing at modern art, lying down, and putting a plant
on your desk. ATTRACTION Why you shouldn't play hardtoget, how therealartof ...

Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230743908

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, in 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From job-hunting to relationships, and from parenting to self-esteem, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away . . . * Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you feel happier. * Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape. * Learn how putting just one thing in your wallet will improve the chance of it being returned if lost.

Patterns of Creativity Mirrored in Creation Myths

In modern terms it is generally an atomic explosion , or the end of the world , the
stars fall down – absolutely apocalyptic images ; or , one wakes up and
everybody is dead , one ' s surroundings are going to pieces , the surface of the
world ...

Author: Marie-Luise von Franz


ISBN: UVA:X000367405

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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The Creative Brain

Ned Herrmann. Exposing Myths about Creativity If we understand creativity in this
sense , three things are clear : Töbi 1 . ... The same techniques that can open the
creative world to a novice can set off a creative explosion in the adept . One GE ...

Author: Ned Herrmann

Publisher: Ned Herrmann Group

ISBN: MINN:31951D00846178C

Category: Self-Help

Page: 456

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ISBN 0944850022 LCCN 87072980.

The Creative Woman

Women artists are 1984 , she cut a lithograph of herself into ninety also exploring
the power of the aging woman , nine squares and then painstakingly sewed them
and exploding the myth of the serene , kindly together . It was a portrait of ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105020573965

Category: Feminism


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