Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Ideology of Scaling Social Innovations

Without best evidence (which is almost always lacking in social innovation by its very nature), setting performance targets related to scale a priori is foolish. For innovators themselves, equally foolish is not gathering the kind of information about the systems they are operating in to know if they are the human or the ant and whether a shower is on the way.

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Jonah Lehrer and the Crisis of Knowledge Synthesis

Jonah Lehrer is/was as big as it gets in science writing and two weeks ago proved the adage that the higher one climbs the farther the fall after admitting to some false content in his stories. This is bad news for him, but may be much worse for all of us interested in making science […]

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Summer Vacation

Censemaking has gone fishing for a couple weeks, but is back and will have new posts coming soon. Stay tuned and have a terrific summer.

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Originally posted on The Creativity Guru:
Creativity researchers don’t really have a place we can call home. It’s because the study of creativity is interdisciplinary. That’s the key take-home message of my 2012 book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation. And that’s a problem, if you want a home, because universities are organized into disciplines–such…

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