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?
Posted on September 23, 2013, in The Main Idea, Thoughts and tagged 1916, Carrie, creativity, penny candy. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
You are so right! There are actual studies on this (have a blog post on it myself.). Creativity is dying…
Thanks for the reply. Re-posted your post on creativity
From stimulation of the “outside” world, to the constant mind stimulation of electronic mediums.