Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 4, No 2 (2012)

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Defamiliarization: Flarf, conceptual writing, and using flawed software tools as creative partners

Richard P. Gabriel (ACM Fellow; Allen Newell Award)

Abstract


One form of creativity uses defamiliarization, a mechanism that frees the brain from its rational shackles and permits the abducing brain to run free. Mistakes and flaws in several software tools are shown to be the starting points for increased creativity and better art, and a theory explaining the phenomenon is proposed.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
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