Stephanie Schede

Research Interests:

  • creativity and sociobiology / coevolution,
  • creativity and knowledge generation / creative cognition,
  • art and research / principle of noise,
  • art and sustainability / social relevance,
  • creative techniques, creative training, art

PhD? / Dr. phil completed 2013 at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Institute of Art and Knowledge Transfer

COEVOLUTION - COGNITION - COOPERATION - CREATIVITY. A Socio-Cognitive Perspective on Creative Processes

Link Volltext: http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/AC10775123

Key Words:
creativity - coevolution - cognition - sociobiology - cooperation - knowledge - science - research - noise - art

Background: Studies of human’s artistic abilities based on a sociobiological understanding of creativity are scarce. This thesis was focused on a cognitive understanding of creativity in relation to knowledge generation processes, thereby drawing on theories related to co- evolution, cognition and art. The purpose was to examine to which extend such perspectives can be applied to (cognitive) information processing and, thus, contribute to broadening the understanding of cognitive, creative and art making processes. Methods: This study originated from a co-evolutionary approach, which was complemented by a socio-cognitive perspective on creative abilities and artistic performance. Focus lied on the analysis of cultural knowledge generation and how information structures are varied, selected and transmitted. Results: The creative ability of the human being can be considered as a pre-requisite for cultural development. Social and strategic behaviors based on the ability of shared intentionality are vital for the understanding of human creativity. The socio-cognitive approach allows for a knowledge generation model, which can be applied to both science and art (research, paradigm-shifts). The factor of noise might have a significant influence on innovative and creative outcomes - an aspect that is particularly relevant for artistic research. Conclusions: It is considered, that artistic outcomes potentially trigger knowledge generating processes with coevolutionary relevance (epigenetic). Further studies of the re-coding (knowledge) effects of artistic research through the impact of noise may give valuable insights for a methodological understanding of art making; findings to this end could also enrich other fields (education, innovation research, business consulting etc.).

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