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The creativity crisis : reinventing science to unleash possibility, Roberta Ness

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The creativity crisis : reinventing science to unleash possibility
Title
The creativity crisis
Title remainder
reinventing science to unleash possibility
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Ness
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Every day we hear about some fascinating new discovery. Yet anemic progress toward addressing the greatest risks to humankind -- clean energy, emerging infections, and cancer -- warns us that science may not be meeting its potential. Indeed, there is evidence that advances are slowing. Science is costly and can hurt people; thus it must be pursued with caution. Yet, excessive caution stifles the very thing that powers inventiveness: creation. In her boldest book yet, Roberta Ness argues that the system of funding agencies, universities, and industries designed to promote innovation has come to impede it. The Creativity Crisis strips away the scientific enterprise's veil of mystique to reveal the gritty underbelly of university research. America's economic belt-tightening discourages long-term, risky investments in revolutionary advances and elevates short-term projects with assured outcomes. The pursuit of basic research insights, with the greatest power to transform but little ability to enrich, is being abandoned. The social nature of academia today also contributes to the descent of revolutionary discovery. In academia, which tends to be insular, hierarchical, and tradition-bound, research ideas are "owned" and the owners gain enormous clout to decide what is accepted. Communalism is antithetical to idea ownership. Thus science has not embraced the Web-based democratic sharing of ideas called crowdsourcing, one of the greatest tools for creativity and social change in our age. A final battleground between creation and caution is within the sphere of ethics. Scientists are typically altruistic but sometimes have all-too-human inclinations toward avarice and conceit. The most original thinkers are most likely to flout convention. This tendency can pull them across the lines of acceptable behavior. Caution is a necessary check on the destructive potential of amoral creation. Yet, when every individual and institution is considered a priori to be a threat, adventuresome invention is squelched. Creation and caution in science should be in balance, but they are not. For possibilities to unlock, the ecosystem in which science is done must be fundamentally rebalanced"--
  • "The Creativity Crisis excavates the root causes of America's innovation slow-down, showing why revolutionary insights are no longer chased by young talent. Economically and socially, caution has overtaken creation. This book is ultimately a roadmap for reinvigorating innovation within the system of science"--
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Ness, Roberta B
Dewey number
338.973/06
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.C74
LC item number
N473 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Q172.5.C74
NLM item number
N473 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability in science
  • Science
  • Creative thinking
  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
  • Creativity
  • Inventions
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Creative ability in science
  • Creative thinking
  • Inventions
  • Science
  • Technological innovations
  • Kreativität
  • Technische Innovation
  • Wissenschaft
Label
The creativity crisis : reinventing science to unleash possibility, Roberta Ness
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Yin and Yang -- 2. Creation and caution in three acts -- 3. Which to put in your pocket : a transistor or a smartphone? -- 4. Stanford's golden egg -- 5. Who wants to be a millionaire? -- 6. Reinventing meandering exploration -- 7. Perils and persistence of genius -- 8. The good fight in the public square -- 9. Finding inspiration in the crowd -- 10. Reinventing the power of the group -- 11. The perilous end of science's barrel -- 12. Encouraging risk -- 13. Creativity and malevolence -- 14. Reinventing freedom -- 15. In opening -- 16. Just do it
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894227066
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781322239033
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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655183
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894227066
Label
The creativity crisis : reinventing science to unleash possibility, Roberta Ness
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Yin and Yang -- 2. Creation and caution in three acts -- 3. Which to put in your pocket : a transistor or a smartphone? -- 4. Stanford's golden egg -- 5. Who wants to be a millionaire? -- 6. Reinventing meandering exploration -- 7. Perils and persistence of genius -- 8. The good fight in the public square -- 9. Finding inspiration in the crowd -- 10. Reinventing the power of the group -- 11. The perilous end of science's barrel -- 12. Encouraging risk -- 13. Creativity and malevolence -- 14. Reinventing freedom -- 15. In opening -- 16. Just do it
Control code
894227066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322239033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
655183
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894227066

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