A peek under the hood of the creative process
February 20, 2012
Random information is generated by the human mind. From that random information, humans are extremely skilled at unconsciously, unawarely, hacking down 99+% of that randomly generated information, removing data based on their own consciously understood priorities, thereby prioritizing that random information, or (in other words) ranking that random information in relation to the individual’s understood goals.
In this way, the ability to create truly random information is the responsible factor for keeping computers from being conscious in every way that a human is conscious.
Generate random data, rank that data based on individual goals, and move forward. Being opinionated about what one likes or doesn’t like is as equally crucial as being able to generate truly random information.
I’m not sure if this is a model for creativity, or a step-by-step anatomical guide of the way my creative mind functions, or whether any of it is applicable to the universal experience of living consciousness, but it’s still an interesting model for creativity.