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 5: A fourth dimension imperilled by the third? The threatening space between the zone of discourse and the administrative core

James Griffin


The space between the zone of discourse and the administrative core is a true zona of emptiness, the remains of a forest of discourse awaiting the arrival of the administrator bodies. The space is a free for all, where the brutish side of humankind is let loose. Laws may dictate one thing, but people may do another within the zone. If a threatening individual acts as if they are the administrative body, then they will influence the reproductive flow. Such an act can lead to sedimentation in the flow, leading to an act becoming not just as if it were administrative, but to become part of the administration. This chapter is concerned with such acts, and this is achieved with the notion of the threat. Threats are not mere descriptive words and actions, they are methods by which to compel another to do something that at a moment in time cannot be forced by law. Threats alter the relationship of the zone of discourse and the administrative core. Threats need to be understood if any legal reform is to have a result in actuality.

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