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Critical Technology Podcast – Ep6. Creativity Everything

March 22 - April 30

From sourdough starters and “covid gardens,” to homemade face masks and Sea Shanty TikToks, the pandemic has inspired a boom in crafting, making, artistic expression, and everyday creativity. In this episode, Dr. Sara Grimes (Director of the KMDI) chats with Dr. David Gauntlett, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Creativity in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) and founder of the Creativity Everything Lab, about his research on the creative process, the cultures that emerge around making and sharing creative content, and the benefits of engaging in both hands-on and digital creative activities. The discussion is focused on ideas and themes found in Dr. Gauntlett’s upcoming book, Creativity: Seven Keys to Unlock Your Creative Self, which proposes an expanded and deeply inclusive definition and approach to creativity, which argues that creativity is above all “a thing that you do.” Read More

Type of research discussed in today’s episode: practice-based research; creative practice; play studies; media studies; psychology.