Judging Creativity (02-11-22)

Researchers have evaluated what people from different cultures categorize as creative.  Data were gathered from people from Russia and the United Arab Emirates.  Kharkhurin and colleagues found that “The concept of creativity varies by culture. . . . Creative daring . . . appears to be a key feature of creativity in the Western, but not in the Eastern tradition.  . . . In the Western understanding, creativity implies originality, novelty and uniqueness, for the sake of which previous canons can be rejected.  The Eastern concept of creativity is based on the ability to creatively interpret existing traditions (and on giving equal importance on the aesthetic side).”

“Portrait of an Alien.”  2022.  Press release, HSE University, https://iq.hse.ru/en/news/551331486.html