While our current age of digital disruption has opened a cornucopia of new casual creative endeavors, the networked generation’s ability to multitask — and the constant need for instantaneous action — may also be hindering creativity.
Personally I’m undecided on whether technology and our increasingly digital lifestyle hinders creativity. On one hand our time spent in the digital world has begun to absorb time in the real world. This gives us fewer experiences we can relate to thus diminished creativity.
On the other hand in both work and school, there has never been a time when personal creative potential has been greater. If people can just use technology to express their ideas in different ways, then there is more opportunity to be creative. When else has there been a time when someone on their phone or tablet or computer can create symphonies so easily or novels and then give them to the…
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