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 6: The flow of reproduction: the reproduction of creativity as part of the proprietary discourse

James Griffin


This chapter will assess how the processes of reproduction and creativity have been impacted by regulation. In particular, it is argued that reproduction is a critical component of creativity, but that there has been little attention paid to the importance of reproduction as part of the creative process. This is the case in both literature analysing ideas and creativity, as well as legal regulation. This chapter therefore proposes the concept of the reproductive flow, representing the importance of reproduction in an RNA-DNA relationship with creativity. The failure to recognise the reproductive flow in philosophical literature and legal rules is considered, and the consequence of this analysed. A definition of reproductive flow is given, in order to set the groundwork for the legal reform proposed in subsequent chapters.

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