Technology and Creativity: Two Views

Everything is an idea
Technology drives creativity
Pushing us
And the bounds of our
Technology inspires composers
Technology inspires children
Technology inspires closet rock stars
And even nations
Opening up broader, richer frontiers
Challenging what can be
This is the beauty of technology
Evolving how we create
One idea at a time
Where will we go next?
Technology transforming creativity

promo for “Technology and its Transformation of Creativity” seminar, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (2011)

Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth.  Technology doesn’t do anything for creativity.  Yeah, it makes things easier and you can get home sooner.  But it doesn’t make you a more creative person.  That’s the disease we have to fight in any creative field – ease of use.

Jack White (of White Stripes fame), from It Might Get Loud (2008)

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