The End of Creativity is Near!!!


My students get tired of me telling them how media and technology are ruining our ability to imagine and create but I believe that it’s true. My Mom was born in 1916 and she often talks about how they entertained themselves pre-TV. She said that my Great Aunts and Uncles would entertain by playing the guitar and piano and singing. She was and is a prolific reader and spent many an evening reading to amuse herself.  She passed that love of reading on to me.

My friends and I could play outside all day with a pair of skates, a jump rope and  a dollar for penny candy.  Today I saw a commercial for the movie Carrie. I thought it was for the original on TV but it wasn’t. They have actually remade Carrie. Does that make my point?

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About Tricraftual

I love all things craft related. I knit, crochet and needlepoint and make beautiful things. I see a future of limitless possibilities in the world of craft!

Posted on September 23, 2013, in The Main Idea, Thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You are so right! There are actual studies on this (have a blog post on it myself.). Creativity is dying…

  2. From stimulation of the “outside” world, to the constant mind stimulation of electronic mediums.

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