The State of Creativity
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The State of Creativity

The Future of 3D Printing, 4D Printing and Augmented Reality

James Griffin

Creativity has been of central importance to the development of the modern State, and yet creativity is something that has become increasingly side-lined. This has been particularly apparent with the development of new machinic technologies, such as 3D printing. This monograph argues that inner creativity, combined with the zone of discourse, has been endangered by the rise of administrative regulation. Griffin investigates how the failure to incorporate creativity into that administrative regulation is adversely impacting the regulation of technologies such as 3D printing. The State of Creativity, proposes reforms to ensure that the regulation does take creativity into account.
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Chapter 3: A virtual reality? Creativity and the individual: the importance of creative space

James Griffin


The chapter begins with a consideration of the history of creativity within society, and notes that creative acts began prior to the existence of IP law - or, indeed, formalised law. The chapter will follow the progression of law as enabling the dissemination of creative expression, moving into a period of regulatory fetters. The focus of the State was on the expression of works, rather than the inner creativity. That inner creativity remained a protected space, both physical and mental. However, more recent developments, including the rise of an economic dialogue, along with the development of digital machinic technologies, poses a regulatory challenge as the may endanger the inner creative space.

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