The State of Creativity
Show Less

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.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 7: An augmented reality (1) - identifying the processes of creativity

James Griffin


The regulation of creative works has become enmeshed in a bureaucratic system that is based around proprietary and economic concerns. These concerns have developed in a manner that has seen the focus of regulation shift from the concerns of the necessity of creativity, to a focus upon economic optimisation. Focusing too much on the latter could imperil creativity, thereby depriving society of one of the key drivers in the development of the individual. This part of the monograph establishes how a system related to the necessity of creativity could be implemented today. Three chapters will achieve this – the first will assess how the principles of creativity could be identified, the second will identify how these principles can be enforced and put forward proposals for reform, and third, how the proposed system could be implemented and operate in practice.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.