Our collective brain

Creativity is counter-intuitive. Decision-making is intuitive. Creativity mimics the operation of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain. Our creative evolution lies in developing the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, – in evolving the pre-frontal cortex.

Community media mimics or can be used to mimic the operation of the prefrontal cortex of our brain, – and our individual creative evolution, – and our creative evolution as a community, – as a social or civil community, and as a creative community, and as a culture which contributes to our creative interests, as individuals, as communities, and as a community.

Creativity comes from conscious observation and exploration of connections and possibilities and ideas for choices which contribute to our interests and our enterprise, – the pursuit of our creative interests.

Our ability to imagine possibilities, – of what could happen, – and what is most likely to happen, – and consider these possibilities in terms of their contribution to our interests, – and the probabilities and size of their contribution, – is the creative process, – coupled with our experience of learning what happens, – what responses we get, – and being able to observe on how we feel and what we see in the responses we get to intuitively make our creative choices

The prefrontal cortex is the last brain area to mature. Our ability to evolve creatively by evolving our creative exploration is limited by the peripheral narrowing created by our emotions and our fear of loss, failure, and hurt.

2011.10.19