|Home History Information Secretariat Contact|
Creativity Is Just Like Mathematics - Addition And Subtraction-no Wait Come Back
We all create in slightly different ways, as all of us are unique people. There are common traits and styles though throughout everyone who creates, and if we take the time to discover some of the ways our creativity manifests itself and how we create our best work, it can be of great benefit to us in the long run.
One simple example of two different types of creativity is between creating by addition or creating by subtraction. You see, really, creativity is just the same as mathematics...
Seriously, something I've learnt myself through writing, especially when writing to a specific assignment or brief, is that by being aware of the way I create can make it much easier.
Back to the mathematics for a moment to explain.
Creating by addition is starting with nothing and adding a little, piece by piece, until your final work is complete.
Creating by subtraction is the opposite. Starting with a great mass of stuff, everything possible, then chipping away, carefully removing little by little until your final work is revealed underneath.
Here are some examples of the two different types:
Creating by addition -
Musicians and composers: Maybe begin with a single melody line, beat or sample and build up layers around it until the song or piece of music is complete.
Tapestry artists: Begin with nothing but an idea or design, then weave thread by thread, colour by colour and layer by layer, building up the tapestry gradually.
Poets: May write one or two lines at a time, adding to their poem slowly, each word carefully chosen and placed in the correct position and sequence and complementing all that's been put there before.
Creating by subtraction -
Archaeologists: Start by having a vague idea of what may be buried beneath them then delicately and systematically remove the earth and debris material to uncover the treasures of a previous civilisation.
Sculptors: Typically will start with a huge chunk of their chosen material, granite or oak for example, then chip away gradually until the beauty of the sculpture beneath reveals itself.
Fiction Editors: Begin with a mass of words, sentences, chapters, then slowly remove the excess words and the weakest parts to expose the quality of the great novel underneath.
So how can this help you and your creativity? Well by being aware of which of the above two modes you prefer to work in you can make it easier for yourself to create.
In reality, most of us actually in practice use a combination of the two. When I'm asked to write a particular assignment I usually gather and write as much as I can, get all the possible ideas down first (creating by addition), then let it settle a while before returning to edit and slim down to the essentials (subtraction).
A History Of Office Administration Australian Immigration Cuts Brisbanes Basic Administration For Citrix Netscaler 9 2 Basic Cadet Training United States Air Force Be A Hogwarts Student In Your Celebrity Dresses On Academy Awards Citrix Xenapp 65 Advanced Administration College Party Scene Gets College Students Need To Party Comboapp Introduces Purely Scalable Education Condos For Students Creativity Is Just Like Dissertation Writing With True Download And Share Research Easy Mathematics Enterprise Mathematics Essentials Of Vedic Mathematics Exam A24 Citrix Xenserver 56 Administration Financial Aid Options For College Five Secrets From The Experts Flying Academy India Explore The World Freshers Week A Seven Day Party Hmb Oddity Muscle Building How Plagiarism Hurts Students How To Prepare For Basic Learning Mathematics Through Memorising Live After University Mathematics And Faith Mathematics And Religion Mathematics And The Benefit Of Music Mathematics Base And Fun Game Mistakes In Conducting Online Nightclubs In Edinburgh Party Online Mathematics Tutorials Outlining An Authentic Research Paper Overview Of The Postgraduate Certificate In Business Panda Research Scam Debunked Reach Extreme Heights With Remote Database Administration Oracle Support Research Paper Topics Make Research Paper Writing Services Six Strategies To Connect With Snia Storage Networking Management Administration Student Academy Award Winners Have Big Impact Student Credit Card Debt Help Student Life After Classes Student Loan Consolidation – Help Students Discount And Other Students Unions Advantages And Disadvantages The Best Film Academy Oscar The Best Solutions For The Latest The Ethics Of Phase 1 Research The Importance Of Getting The Importance Of Market Research In Advertising The Importance Of Time The Mres Clinical Research Masters Course Top 12 Ways To Motivate Students Tutoring Benefits Students Outside What Can High Traffic Academy Do For You Xsan 2 Administration Exam
Accredited Stem Cell Banks Advantages Of Investing In Gold Are You Confident Are You Ready To Invest Authentic Marketing Invest In Yourself Auto Insurance Brokers And Financial Advisors Banks And Banking Conversations Banks And Short run Cost Banks Retail Banking Services Benefits Of Real Estate Business And Investment Best Mutual Funds Best Singapore Banks And Their Services Central Banks And Modern Denver Finance Jobs For Personal Effective Business Card Design Efficient Financial Advisors And Planners Fee Only Financial Advisors Finding A Financial Advisor Finding Land And Lots To Invest Five Reasons To Invest With Business Four Reasons To Invest In Apartment Hidden Dangers Of Investing High Return Investment In Pakistan Historical Mutual Fund Performance Charts Are Hard How Do I Invest How Much Gold Should We Invest How To Buy Mutual Funds How To Decide The Best How To Invest In Dirt How To Invest In Gold How To Select Top Mutual Intrust Advisors Independent Financial Invest In A Food Franchise Invest In Graphic Design And Branding Invest In Mutual Funds And Let Someone Invest In Mutual Funds Latest Trends Of Mutual Funds In India Make Profit From Land Investment Mutual Fund Pros Mutual Funds And Their Benefits Reasons To Invest In Silver Jewelleries Reasons Why Central Banks Buy Gold Role Of Gramin Banks In Indian Running A Business Without A Server The Benefits Of Acquiring An Investment The Benefits Of Banks Top 5 Reasons To Invest In Property Top 6 Land Investment Myths Debunked Tulum Real Estate Is the Time Uk Land Investment – Low Risk Understanding Growth Mutual Fund Investment Understanding Your Banking Options Want To Invest In Real Why Aspiring Financial Advisors Attend Cefa Why Invest In Real Estate Why People Should Invest Why Should We Invest Why To Invest In Land During Why Your Business Should
Kocaeli üniversitesi Umuttepe Yerleskesi
Phone: +90 (262) 303 10 00 / Fax: +90 (262) 303 10 33