Jim Dator; Society as a social invention and you are aq social inventor; Futures Program, University of Hawaii; 1993; 8 pages ← socialinventor.
- How to Become a Social Inventor
- Futurists as Architects
- Just Do It (
Nikepermission to act)
- Some techniques for Creativity
- Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
- Social construction
- Social invention
- Something about the vapidness of Brooke Shields.
- The publicly-funded university
- Community college
- Mandatory secondary school
- The nuclear fanily
- Slavery, the institution.
Envisioning social change.
- Ending slavery.
- Ending racial segregation.
- Ending colonialism.
- Ending war.
- Ending violence.
- Awareness of problems.
- Concern about of problems.
- Memory for facts.
- Fluency in ideation.
- Intellectual playfulness
- Tolerance of ambiguity
Not exactly OCEAN, but something else
Methods of Structured Creativity
- Perspective shifts, as “becoming”
- Random combinations
- Beyond dichotomous (iterated dichotomous or multi-variate)
Laws about the Future
- Old people are hidebound and anti-creative; do not listen to them.
- Break rules, experience what happens.
- Technology looks like magic.
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Via: Arthur Clarke; “Laws about the future“; In Jimi Wales Wiki.
See the provenance for how the Three “Laws” came to be elaboated.
The Six Thinking Hats
- Six Thinking Hats; The de Bono Group LLC; current; outreach
- Edward de Bono; Six Thinking Hats; (see references).
Via Jimi Wales’ Wiki
- Managing – Blue
- What is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture.
- Information – White
- Considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
- Emotions – Red
- Intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
- Discernment – Black
- Logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic.
- Optimistic – Yellow
- Logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony. Sees the brighter, sunny side of situations.
- Creativity – Green
- statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes. Thinks creatively, outside the box.
And there are allegorical combinations of the essential primes:
- Initial Ideas
- Blue, White, Green, Blue
- Choosing between alternatives
- Blue, White,(Green), Yellow, Black, Red, Blue
- Identifying Solutions
- Blue, White, Black, Green, Blue
- Quick Feedback
- Blue, Black, Green, Blue
- Strategic Planning
- Blue, Yellow, Black, White, Blue, Green, Blue
- Process Improvement
- Blue, White, White (Other peoples views), Yellow, Black, Green, Red, Blue
- Solving Problems
- Blue, White, Green, Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Blue
- Performance Review
- Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Black, Green Red, Blue
- Glenn Paige, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii.
- Edward de Bono, theory; a practice, an LLC
- Arthur Clarke, scrivener.
- Social Alternatives, 1980-06; issues.
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- Arthur J. Cropley; More Ways Than One: Fostering Creativity in the Classroom; Frontiers in Psychotherapy Series; Praeger; 1992-01-01; 132 pages; Amazon:089391939X: Kindle: $30, paper: $20+SHT; c.f. page 19.
- Jim Dator; Future Studies as Applied Knowledge; WHEN?; 10 pages; landing.
- Arthur Clarke; “Laws about the future“; In Jimi Wales Wiki.
- Edward De Bono
- John A. Glover, Royce R. Ronning, Cecil R. Reynolds (editors); Handbook of Creativity; Plenum Press; 1989-08-31; 448 pages; Amazon:B01JXTJ70W: Kindle: no, paper: $8+SHT → $270+SHT; c.f. page 11.
Also: lots of other volumes entitled Handbook of Creativity, all from big-brand august university publishing labels (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.); apparently theorists in the area of Creativitity Studies are not very, um, creative. Thank you, Thank you very much. I will be here all week.