Technology and Creativity

Technology and Creativity

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This volume combines ideas from the modern disciplines of cognitive science and artificial intelligence with recent research by psychologists, engineers and other scholars, to construct the beginnings of what Dasgupta calls a "theory of technological creativity". The creative, intellectual, cognitive aspect of technology is the focus of this book. The book should be of interest to engineers, cognitive and other scientists, and anyone with an interest in creativity.show more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • line figures, bibliography
  • 0195096886
  • 9780195096880

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"An exciting exploration of linkages between technology and creativity, an exploration that is alternately punctuated by deep insights and broad visions."--Robert J. Weber, School of Law, University of New Mexico, author of Forks, Phonographs, and Hot Air Balloons and editor of Inventive Minds: Creativity in Technology."From case studies in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electronic engineering, beginning with the primitive atmospheric steam engine of 1712, Professor Dasgupta has traced the key personal--as opposed to economic and social--factors in invention. His book is as readable as it is authoritative."--Donald Cardwell, History of Science & Technology Group, Department of Physics, UMIST "An exciting exploration of linkages between technology and creativity, an exploration that is alternately punctuated by deep insights and broad visions."--Robert J. Weber, School of Law, University of New Mexico, author of Forks, Phonographs, and Hot Air Balloons and editor of Inventive Minds: Creativity in Technology. "From case studies in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electronic engineering, beginning with the primitive atmospheric steam engine of 1712, Professor Dasgupta has traced the key personal--as opposed to economic and social--factors in invention. His book is as readable as it is authoritative."--Donald Cardwell, History of Science & Technology Group, Department of Physics, UMIST "An exciting exploration of linkages between technology and creativity, an exploration that is alternately punctuated by deep insights and broad visions."--Robert J. Weber, School of Law, University of New Mexico, author of Forks, Phonographs, and Hot Air Balloons and editor of Inventive Minds: Creativity in Technology. "From case studies in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electronic engineering, beginning with the primitive atmospheric steam engine of 1712, Professor Dasgupta has traced the key personal--as opposed to economic and social--factors in invention. His book is as readable as it is authoritative."--Donald Cardwell, History of Science & Technology Group, Department of Physics, UMIST "An exciting exploration of linkages between technology and creativity, an exploration that is alternately punctuated by deep insights and broad visions."--Robert J. Weber, School of Law, University of New Mexico, author of Forks, Phonographs, and Hot Air Balloons and editor of Inventive Minds: Creativity in Technology."From case studies in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electronic engineering, beginning with the primitive atmospheric steam engine of 1712, Professor Dasgupta has traced the key personal--as opposed to economic and social--factors in invention. His book is as readable as it isauthoritative."--Donald Cardwell, History of Science & Technology Group, Department of Physics, UMISTshow more

About Subrata DasGupta

About the Author: Subrata Dasgupta holds the Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair of Computer Science at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies, and is also Professor of Engineering at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.show more

Table of contents

1: Prolegomenon. 2: Artifacts: Material and Abstract. 3: The birth of Technological Problems. 4: The Technologist as a Cognitive Agent. 5: The Connection Between Invention and Design. 6: Technology and Hypotheses. 7: The Process of Ideation. 8: Creativity and the Evolution of Artifactual Forms. 9: The Nature of Technological Knowledge. 10: A Portrait of the Technologist as a Creative Beingshow more

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