Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Power of Limits 1: Thinking Inside the Box
Stephen Nachmanovitch, in his book Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts, includes a chapter titled 'The Power of Limits.' This post is the first in a series of articles, inspired by his chapter, exploring how limits not only enhance creative problem solving but are actually a requirement of such a process. Creativity, and all the intense and surprising things that word implies, requires of us resourcefulness, flexibility, ingenuity, and the necessity to think outside the box.