By David Gauntlett
How do you photo id? What occurs in case you ask contributors to make visible representations in their personal identities, impacts, and relationships? Drawing upon an array of disciplines from neuroscience to philosophy, and paintings to social thought, David Gauntlett explores the ways that researchers can embody people's daily creativity with a purpose to comprehend social adventure. looking an alternative choice to conventional interviews and concentration teams, he outlines experiences during which humans were requested to make visible things – resembling video, university, 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 artistic reflective process 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, with a view to be of curiosity to either scholars and teachers.
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Extra resources for Creative Explorations: New Approaches to Identities and Audiences
If these are the means needed to give such and such a scene or world of emotion convincing form, then what does this tell us about the scene or emotion? (Clark, 1999: xxi) 32 The self and creativity Manet’s work therefore is a meditation on changes in society, and art, but we can’t get to know much about Manet from his pictures, except that he wanted to test these things. In the work of Vincent Van Gogh (1853–90), by contrast, we can see the passionate, ‘tortured soul’ of the artist in the paint itself – and of course it is a cliché to say so.
It is this self which I am searching in my life and in my art… . I am immersed in the phenomenon of the Individual, the so-called whole Individual, and I The self and creativity 33 try in every way to explain it and present it. What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art. (Beckmann, 1968: 187–91) Again, we see the idea of self-exploration through making pictures. Of course, this is common to many – perhaps almost all – visual artists, in some way.
There is a well-known debate between the positivist view of science, typically represented by Karl Popper, which suggests faith in the reliability of ‘pure’ scientific methods, and a much more social-constructionist view, typically represented by Thomas Kuhn, which sees science as a cultural construction created by the actors in that field, namely scientists. Although the arguments are often seen as being in stark opposition to each other, I Science and what we can say about the world 41 think that they – or a version of them – can be married, or at least can manage to cohabit.