How should creative processes be considered in our current sociocultural context? There is probably no reason why we should consider creative processes under the same terms as we did only a few years ago. The innovation brought about by the Personal Computer and the development and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) had and is still having huge social and cultural effects, comparable to those produced in their day by scripture and printing. So, when considering the creative process we cannot fail to consider such processes such as the incorporation of new daily practices associated to the uses of ICTs. These practices, involving an exponential increase in the capacity of circulation and reproducibility of cultural materials, have forced us to revise the principles of intellectual property and, at the same time, intellectual property had changed the context in which creative processes are developed. Therefore, when thinking about the creative process in a modern-day sociocultural context we cannot dismiss the extensive discussion that has emerged around intellectual property and, obviously, all those other emerging proposals, such us free licenses.
|Keywords:||Social Psychology, Creative Process, Postmodernity, ICT, Intellectual Property|
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