Permitting Chaos as Creative Strategy
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The study of creative thinking has much to gain from the field of non-linear dynamics. Chaos theory and complex systems have been shown to afford insight into physical and psychological systems and it is the goal of this paper to look to reinforcing those connections in terms of creative thought processes and creative action. The proposition is made that chaos is essential to the creative process and this is discussed using the dual strategies of generative and exploratory thinking and their place in the edge of chaos dynamics as explored by David Alexander and Gordon Globus. The correlations between psychological and physical creativity are made using the principles of pattern language as described by Christopher Alexander and Nikos Salingaros. This paper argues that the combined weight of these theorists suggest that creativity is influenced by our biologically adapted neurological structures which in turn deeply affect our art and design strategies and aesthetic appreciation.
Conference Proceedings of CreateWorld 2015: A Digital Arts Conference
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Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified