“Being creative is not just a matter of casting about for something novel — anybody can do that, since novelty can be found in any random juxtaposition of stuff — but of making the novelty jump out of some system, a system that has become somewhat established, for good reasons. When an artistic tradition reaches the point where literally “anything goes,” those who want to be creative have a problem: there are no fixed rules to rebel against, no complacent expectations to shatter, nothing to subvert, no background against which to create something that is both surprising and yet meaningful. It helps to know the tradition if you want to subvert it. That’s why so few dabblers or novices succeed in coming up with anything truly creative.”
How to Solve Problems Outside The System (Douglas Hofstadter on The Art of JOOTSing)
Thomas Oppong

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