intentionality, intelligence, and playfulness

Posted on Wed 08 September 2010 in Rumination • Tagged with creativity, intelligence, intentionality, play

stock image of figure and pawn on chess
boardIn an earlier blog post I ruminated on how creative adaptive intelligent behavior crucially involves the ability to move in and out of what might be called game-spaces, defined by particular rule-sets or assumptions. The ability to step outside a formal system is critical to our being able to reflect …

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Some thoughts on intelligence and culture as constraint and resource

Posted on Thu 05 August 2010 in Rumination • Tagged with constraints, creativity, culture, intelligence

Maybe a year or more ago, in another context, John McCreery wrote:

As an anthropologist I both feel attracted to describing culture as “the panoply of resources that show that a place is unique and distinctive” and also aware that attaching culture to place may be too limiting. Consider diasporas …

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