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Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics
An individual who continues a tradition within the sciences or art.
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The Challenge of Enculturation on Art
Lindsay Grace (University of Illinois and Illinois Institute of Art, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-352-4.ch018
Enculturation is the act of passing cultural ideologies from one person to the other. It is what breeds innovation instead of new creation. It is the disease of derivation, instead of the birth of creativity. This chapter assumes the practical perspective of critical anthropological distance to understand the culture of art. Such critical evaluation should illuminate the distinct characteristics that encourage patterns. In the tradition of anthropological and sociological study of existing culture, this chapter seeks to illuminate the distinguishing characteristics of contemporary art production and offer perspective on the critical creative process. It takes new media art as its case study because it serves as a cross-cultural intersection of scientific invention and artistic innovation.
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The innovator seeks new, often unexpected, and frequently less acceptable methods. He or she has little regard for traditions, is often seen as creating dissonance, and elicits comments such as, “He wants to do it his own way, not the ‘right’ way” ( Kirton, 1999 ).
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Teacherpreneur Models
A teacher who is very creative both in thinking and creating materials and is willing to share these skills with other educators.
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