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[xmca] Re: Cultural Synergy/Creativity -- And the relation between imagination and creativity

Sounds real interesting, Francine.  Thanks for sending it. Would you like
it posted also on papers for
discussion at xmca for others who might find it that way.

Here is a question I have been trying to think about, but am still puzzled
by:  Is there, from a Vygotskian point of view, a difference between
imagination and creativity (voobrazhenie and tvorchestvo)? In what does it
consist and how can we study their relationship empirically?

With you and Vera and David and the playworld people on this list, it seems
a perfect place to seek enlightenment.


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:59 PM, larry smolucha <lsmolucha@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Message from Francine Smolucha;
> The attachment contains a paper that I am writing titled aVygotskian
> Perspective on Cultural Synergy and Cultural Creativity.
> It is a work in progress, that might be of interest to XMCA.
> As usual, I am pioneering a new perspective. The main thesis is that
> Vygotsky's Theory of Creativitycan enhance our understanding of how ideas
> and tools fromdifferent cultures can be used to create new inventions
> andconceptual systems. Cultural exchanges throughout historyhave fueled
> creativity. The contemporary emphasis oncultural exchange as conflict and
> oppression, has obscuredthe creativity dimension. Understanding how the
> individual, group, and society creatively use ideas and tools from
> different cultures,will provide models for enhancing these skills.
> Greetings from the south side of Chicago.
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