What assumptions do we make in how we can create by the rules of our technologies?
At the end of March, I begin to teach my Digital Content, Commerce, and Culture course at UCLA Anderson. This year, I’m morphing it into an examination from a media business perspective of the interplay between assumptions of creativity and technology. I have a marvelous group of speakers planned and am fairly excited about it. I’m also working on doctoral research in this arena, so the fibers of my interests are connecting well here.
Many things sparked that interest at CUE 2010 this week. I am including below some of the links that were shared by intriguing speakers as well as off-site from cohorts and friends. Most of the elements below tinker with the assumptions that we make between creativity and technology:
- Paradigm shifts in how we connect technology and action: TED talk from November in India — http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/685. Pranav Mistry is one of the 2010 Creativity 50 (http://creativity-online.com/news/the-2010-creativity-50/142647). If you haven’t explored TED.com, plan a bottle of wine and a few hours…
- Assumptions of how we interact with online video: http://soytuaire.labuat.com/. I was introduced to this by Roger Wagner, the creator behind HyperStudio. He showed this to me as an example of where we may be going in terms of interactivity. Play with this by moving your cursor. See what assumptions it challenges about (a) a screen-shaped rectangular image and (b) what we can do as users and how to plan for alternate interaction.
- Rock Our World: Take a look how a teacher used Apple’s GarageBand, the Internet, and crowdsourced creativity to create music at http://www.rockourworld.org. I just heard the founder speak on Saturday – amazing, especially from where she started as just being able to do email.
- Shared by Tweenteacher (Heather Wolpert-Gawron): challenging our assumptions of the rules of the medium: http://www.youtube.com/user/oceanking97