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Below are links to various online videos that are related to Creativity, and Practice Theory Narratology.

(For more on Practice Theory Narratology, see: https://storyality.wordpress.com/practice-theory-narratology/)


TED Talk – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on: Creativity, and flow – the secret to happiness (2004)

Csikszentmihalyi talks about Creativity, and the flow state. (20 mins)

Theresa Amabile on Creativity and Motivation


The Four C’s of creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto)

See also:

StoryAlity #145 – Five views of the monomyth (Velikovsky 2017)

StoryAlity #100 – The Holon-Parton Structure of the Meme – the Unit of Culture (Velikovsky 2013, 2014, 2016)


On Creativity:

  1. StoryAlity #6 – What is Creativity and How Does It Work?
  2. StoryAlity #6B – Flow Theory, Creativity and Happiness
  3. StoryAlity #7 – On “the 10-Year Rule” and Creativity
  4. StoryAlity #8 – More on the 10-Year Rule” and Creativity
  5. StoryAlity #8B – On the 10-year-rule and creativity in Standup Comedy
  6. StoryAlity #9 – How To Be More Creative
  7. StoryAlity #9B – Creativity in Science (and – The Arts, and Film)
  8. StoryAlity #10 – About The Creative Personality
  9. StoryAlity #11 – Wallas and the Creative Process
  10. StoryAlity #12 – Combining Practice Theory – and the Systems Model of Creativity
  11. StoryAlity #13- Creativity and Solved Domain Problems
  12. StoryAlity #13B – Creativity, Cinema, Stanley Kubrick & Genius
  13. StoryAlity #14 – On some Romantic myths of Creativity
  14. StoryAlity #14B – Creativity – the missing link between “The Two Cultures”
  15. StoryAlity #14C – Two Crucial American Psychological Association speeches: J P Guilford (1950) and D T Campbell (1975).
  16. StoryAlity #141 – The StoryAlity-Theory `Robo-Raconteur’ artificial-writer


Everything Is A Remix (10 mins)

Great documentary on Creativity – from Documentary.nethttp://documentary.net/everything-is-a-remix-part-3-creativity/

And – the whole doco:

See also, my article on how creativity is a result of the evolutionary algorithm. Exactly the same thing as the above video, basically. But – simpler!


Keith Sawyer: The Creative Power of Collaboration (7 mins)


Introduction to Memetics – by Susan Blackmore (3 mins)

A condensed version of Susan Blackmore’s talk on memetics at the February 2008 TED conference.


Richard Dawkins on memetics (1 min)


Nico Baken on Holons and Holarchies (TEDxAmsterdam talk, 8 mins)

Professor Nico Baken talks about holons.


Pierre Bourdieu – an Introduction (by Kari Alexander, 10 mins)

Practice Theory Narratology (https://storyality.wordpress.com/practice-theory-narratology/) combines Bourdieu’s practice theory – with Csikszentmihalyi’s systems model of creativity – and, Narratology – to explain why some movies, novels, songs are more viral than others. This video is an introduction to some of Bourdieu’s theories.


 Flemming Funch on “The Art of Not-Doing”

Flemming Funch gives a seminar on The Art of Not Doing. (30 mins)

Flemming Funch on: “The Art Of Not-Doing” (The Reboot Festival)


Richard Feynman on Thinking:

(see from: the 1 min 50 sec mark, on, How: everyone probably conceptualizes, very differently)


Alan Watts: A Game That’s Worth The Candle (5 mins)

(Note: The video starts at the 5 mins mark, as that’s the most relevant section)


Keith Sawyer – On Group Genius

Keith Sawyer explains two of the key ideas in his book Group Genius.



JT Velikovsky

High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie and Transmedia Researcher

The above is (mostly) an adapted excerpt, from my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild. For more see: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/

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