21st February 2013
Recently, Aaron Yeboah of 2 Dots, a visual platform for art and creaitivity, asked me to contribute to his project, Creativity Decoded.
He asked a simple, but totally subjective, question: What is your definition of creativity?
After considering all the metaphor-heavy, intense responses, complete with flow charts and stick figure drawings, I wound up going for the simple, “…at the heart of it” answer. Which is that, since growing up and knowing that a wooden stick could be a magic wand, and a fort made under our dining room table could be my castle, that creativity is about honing the skill of entertaining oneself.
Now that stick is a keyboard, and the fort is the big (sometimes bad) internet. And I’m so happy that the things I want to write about are the things you like to read about.
Read my response in full (it won’t take long) here and click around to a few other interesting folks’ take on creativity.
Then tell me: what’s YOUR definition of creativity?