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shishir gupta

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When Ted Members conduct an act of replying or commenting, is that process a real creative product?

When Ted Members conduct an act of replying or commenting- Is that process a real creative, having the purest Thought, with no expectation or consideration of the reader?

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    May 22 2013: Are you suggesting that work is really creative only if no thought is given to how it might be received by an audience or how useful it might be to others? The most common criteria for something to be called creative are quite different- that it is novel and adaptive.
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      May 22 2013: for me " that work is really creative only if no thought is given to how it might be received by an audience or how useful it might be to others " is true.... according to me that is creative product, ... to rethink on your second line - give me an answer, who has the authority to name a product NOVEL or CREATIVE and who has not?
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        May 22 2013: You are free to consider anything you like novel or adaptive. Others who are more familiar with the range of work of your type may not consider it novel,. In some cases there would be a broad consensus that an idea or piece of work is novel and adaptive.

        For example, a person may never have read or heard of a prose piece in the "stream of comsciousness" style. He may write one and believe the entire idea of it is novel. It is novel for him, in the sense that he has never heard of such a thing, but in the big picture, it may not be what others would consider imaginative or novel.

        Some people make a distinction between "Big C" creativity and "little c" creativity. Picasso's Guernica or Dante's Divine Comedy would fall in the Big C categpry. Einstein's theory of relativity would as well in the sense that those familiar with the range of work in those disciplines would consider that work break-through work.

        The dish you fix from scratch for supper or the flower arrangement on the table would be "little c."

        But I wouldn't call Picasso's Guernica less a creative masterwork because it was intended to communicate to its viewers.
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      May 22 2013: but for me the creative thought is one in which you dont even have to give it a cognitive consideration even of grammar or spelling mistakes.... that surely will be rubbish but will be there as it was born.

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