Beyond Productivity Information, Technology, Innovation, an by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Information Technology and Creativity, Marjory S. Blumenthal, Alan S. Inouye, William J. Mitchell

Computer technology has drawn from and contributed to many disciplines and practices because it emerged as a box in the course of the 20 th century. these interactions, in flip, have contributed to the evolution of data expertise â€" new different types of computing and communications, and new functions â€" that proceed to advance from the artistic interactions among desktop technology and different fields.

Beyond Productivity argues that, in the beginning of the twenty first century, details know-how (IT) is forming a strong alliance with inventive practices within the arts and layout to set up the fascinating new, area of knowledge expertise and artistic practicesâ€"ITCP. There are significant advantages to be received from encouraging, assisting, and strategically making an investment during this domain.

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Html INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTIVITY, AND CREATIVITY 27 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • T H E R A C E F O R C R E AT I V I T Y I N A NETWORKED WORLD It seems to this committee that there is an emerging, global race to establish effective, sustainable clusters of IT-enabled creative activity at local, regional, and national scales—and at even larger scales, like that of the European Union. 23 The rewards are high; such clusters are engines of economic growth, of enhanced quality of life, and of cultural and political influence—that is, of soft power.

ROADMAP FOR THIS REPORT This chapter provides an introduction to the world of information technology and creative practices (ITCP) and outlines the benefits to the economy and society from encouraging and supporting work in this new domain. Chapter 2 explores the systemic nature of creativity and how multiskilled individuals and collaborative groups pursue work. Various factors, from differences in communication style and vocabulary to evolving work environments, influence how this work is carried out.

Distribution, posting, or copying is strictly prohibited without written permission of the NAP. html 1 Information Technology, Productivity, and Creativity T he benefits of information technology (IT) extend far beyond productivity as it is usually understood and measured. Not only can the application of IT provide better ratios of value created to effort expended in established processes for producing goods and delivering services, but it can also reframe and redirect the expenditure of human effort, generating unanticipated payoffs of exceptionally high value.

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