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TEDxESADE - Jonathan Wareham - Creativity Lost? Computers and The Crisis in Creative Work

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Published on Jun 20, 2011

Creativity Lost? Computers and the Crisis in Creative Work

There is no need to exalt the new frontiers that information and communication technologies have opened in creative work, creative processes, and the new modalities of media distribution and consumption. Yet some have expressed concern that these new tools have a cost: While enabling and empowering, they can de-emphasise true skills and the human touch that make real craftsmanship something more than a mass-produced and uniform production cycle. We will explore the double-edged sword of computer-enabled creative work, and consider ways to maintain its humanity as technological progress advances.

About Jonathan Wareham:

Jonathan Wareham is Professor of Information Systems at ESADE-Ramon Llull University. Dr Wareham's research has been published, or is forthcoming, in over 80 refereed journals and proceedings such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Computer, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Medical Informatics and numerous others. He currently serves as Vice-Dean of Research at ESADE, is Director of ESADE's Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management, and also sits on various editorial and advisory boards for a number of academic journals, institutions, NGOs and social entrepreneurs. Additional information can be found at http://is.esade.edu/faculty/wareham.

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