Re: ART/NEURAL NETS Creativity

Natasha V. More (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 08:44:55 -0700 (MST)

At 03:54 PM 3/6/97 -0500, Crosby_M wrote:

>On Tuesday, March 04, 1997 5:23 PM, Robert Schrader wrote, in response
>to quibbles with his earlier statement that

>>1. "Creativity is an artifact, not a neccesity"

>>2. " ... an artifact is something that appears from a system, but is not
essential to its functioning."

These two statements are not parellel: creativity is an action, an artefact
is a product (form). I agree that an artefact can be something that appears
from a system, but not essential to its funtioning.


>What I am trying to say is that properties that may have been
>artifacts during a system's early evolution may no longer be merely
>artifacts and may, in fact, as De Bono noted (in Natasha's original
>post), become necessities for the advanced system in its present
>In other words, while there *are* mechanisms to human creativity, and
>it is useful to get a grip on them, it is not valid to reduce human
>creativity to these mechanisms.

I appreciate your reasoning. Well said.

Natasha Vita More [fka Nancie Clark]
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