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Sam Franklin

The Origins of Creativity

The following guest post is from Sam Franklin, a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Brown University, who is working on a dissertation that looks at creativity in its various complexions and iterations in post-1945 America. On May 9th TIME magazine published the results of a poll that found 94% of Americans value creativity in others, more than they value intelligence, compassion, humor, ambition, or beauty.[a] In 2012, for the second year running, the adjective most used by members of LinkedIn to describe themselves is “creative.” The most viewed TED Talk video of all time is Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 Read more