[PD] [PD-announce] Origination and Metacreation: a conversation with Ben Bogart

András Murányi muranyia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 20:47:43 CEST 2011

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 20:38, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Marco Donnarumma wrote:
>  Dear all, it's with great pleasure that I share with you this piece. I had
>> an inspiring, in-depth conversation with artist and fellow Pd'er Ben Bogart
>> over the last months, and this is the result:
> « Rational and creative thought are two extremes of a single process.
> Rational associations involve activations of few memories in very focused
> directions, while creative associations involve the activation of many
> memories in many different directions. »
> Oh, so THAT's what creativity means !
> Why is it called creative, if one can create new thoughts and new things
> from rational thought, especially thoughts and things that so-called
> «creative» thought can't come up with ?
> Fortunately, that kind of jargon isn't used in the actual MSc thesis. I
> mean, the word creative is not used in the same way, especially as the word
> «rational» doesn't appear at all.

Well, I'm not academic and I'm also rather careful with dualist ideas,
however, instead of creative vs rational, which are, least to say, not
mutually exclusive, I usually use inductive vs deductive. Maybe that's what
you mean too - maybe not...

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