Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Mike Fox

First Reader

Mike Fox


Everyday creators were interviewed and their philosophies on creativity were examined. Young adult college students were taken to task to define creativity and furthermore explore what happens when an individual ceases to be creative. Moreover, these opinions were juxtaposed against those of experts in the field of creativity. A short film was generated to explore and express research in visual form. The findings were similar to that of researchers in the field of creativity. Thus, these findings suggest, given the opportunity, people will create everyday whether they are aware of it or not. It is a natural part of life. Despite the creation of world-renowned innovations, ordinary novelties that better, or sustain an individual’s life are created on a daily basis, or at least strived for. If not, individual degeneration or entropy begins to erode the host.


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