Creative Explorations: New Approaches to Identities and by David Gauntlett

By David Gauntlett

How do you photo id? What occurs if you happen to ask members to make visible representations in their personal identities, affects, and relationships? Drawing upon an array of disciplines from neuroscience to philosophy, and artwork to social thought, David Gauntlett explores the ways that researchers can include people's daily creativity so one can comprehend social event. looking a substitute for conventional interviews and concentration teams, he outlines stories within which humans were requested to make visible things – resembling video, college, and drawing – after which interpret them. This ends up in an leading edge venture during which Gauntlett requested humans to construct metaphorical types in their identities in Lego. This inventive reflective technique presents insights into how members current themselves, comprehend their very own lifestyles tale, and fix with the social international. inventive Explorations is a full of life and unique dialogue of identities, media impacts, and creativity, so that it will be of curiosity to either scholars and teachers.

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Artists across the centuries, then, have made representations of selfhood, of being and seeing in the world, and their works have delighted, infuriated and moved people. They also provide some perhaps rather quirky documents of everyday life, and consciousness, for the historian. But for the social scientist who wants to use the visual products of human creativity as research data – can this be justified? What kinds of claims can we make about the world based on that kind of material? That is what I will consider in the next chapter.

Moment’ when the solution to a problem crystallised The self and creativity 23 in their minds (1997: 103–4). ” moment’ sounds rather magical and unscientific, there is a lot of evidence for it happening – even if we suspect that sometimes the dull reality may have been transformed into a more exciting anecdote – and it is certainly consistent with contemporary psychology and neuroscience, which accept that unconscious processing takes place even though there are debates about the form and function of these processes (as we will see in Chapter 5).

200, Half the air in a given space (1998), in which half of the air in a room is contained in balloons, and Work No. 227, The lights going on and off, the self-explanatory work that he installed for the 2001 Turner Prize show. * For example: The only thing I feel like I know is that I want to make things. Other than that, I feel like I don’t know. So the problem is in trying to make something without knowing what I want… . I think it’s all to do with wanting to communicate. I mean, I think I want to make things because I want to communicate with people, because I want to be loved, because I want to express myself.

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