Creativity researchers ask questions about creative ideas: where do they come from, how do we facilitate them, why do some people (dis)like them so much? However, one question seems to have been largely ignored: what are ideas, anyway?
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the inventors of the lithium-ion battery. This innovation has the potential to revolutionize our energy-hungry society and to help us break free from our carbon addiction. But will it? Isn’t our obsession with innovation the disease, rather than the cure?
Donald Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet has invited ridicule and raised some serious questions (such as ‘what was he thinking?’). However, the most important question has so far remained unasked: can his mistyped tweet be called ‘creative’?