I believe that creativity does drive innovation in design, technology and even how we communicate with another. You take a look at the evolution of the computer from a white bulky box to a slim, minimalistic metal machine that offers both form and function. Creativity also allows us to come up with ways to not only interact with technology but how we communicate with one another through technology.
In my field of study, we’re witnessing a rise of technology where gadgets such as tablets and smartphone helps us in our daily lives. Social media allows us to reach out to one another at a global scale instantaneously and in real time. Augmented reality gives us information that we would like to know more of just by pointing our phones and games not only provide entertainment but therapy and education as well.
I was very fortunate to be part of the Arts & Technology program at UT Dallas where they teach you to be leaders and innovators in this new techno society; to continue to create and develop technology as a means of art, entertainment, business or to help others. I’ve done personal research and found that even artists has the ability to become engineers by utilizing technology as part of their artwork and installations. These are creations that may be applicable in the real world or at least inspire to delve more into its functionality.
Yes, creativity is the key to new ideas and it should start with the younger generation through new forms of education. Create programs which allows them to produce games, tell stories, design websites and learn to become entrepreneurs even before they reach college.
Check out this video by Kristian Ulrich Larsen which inspired me to blog this post. So what does creativity mean to you?
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