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 10: The future of the creative State

James Griffin


It is argued that regulation of culture, due to the rise of digital technology and variants within 3D printing, 4D printing and augmented reality, will become increasingly pervasive. It is posited that the involvement of the individual with the State will begin to shift away from the traditional forms of proprietary dialogue and democratic involvement, to the underlying creativity discourse as discussed within Chapters two to six. If the State is to remain relevant to the broader population, it is argued that it is necessary that there should be an emphasis upon the underlying necessity of creativity. States should encourage creativity in order to maintain the development of the State - as identified in Chapters two and three. The necessity of creativity has always been present, but regulation has consistently led to capitalist and proprietary veils which cloud the eyes of the public, to lead them to associate capitalism and property with creativity and technological development. This chapter argues for the reinstatement of creativity. A state of creativity is a ‘must’ if society is to continue to develop in a manner which continues the historical trend of state building.

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