Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clive Thompson on the importance of fan fiction and fanworks

This Wired story goes a bit beyond the "training wheels" metaphor that undervalues fanworks, and celebrates them as a way to access, develop, and sustain creativity in a variety of ways.  Some very intriguing creativity research suggests that many great ideas come from boundary crossing: taking ideas from one field and moving them to another.  Fans are pretty good at that.

Via OTW News.

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