in other news, lately i've been reading about the default mode network and its effects on creativity and honestly ? it's real. like yesterday i made some headway on an idea that i'd been bouncing around for almost a month now, and it's because i let myself zone out in an airport instead of listening to a podcast or whatever.

interesting interview that got me started on this kick:

and yes, science is a "creative profession"; don't let anybody tell you otherwise! problem-solving requires creativity, and scientists sure do a lot of problem-solving.

in behavioral science specifically, we're always developing new ideas of how unseen constructs govern our daily lives, as well as new ways to test those constructs. creativity is essential for that.


politics, employment, job market, precariat 

although tbh a lot of the recent emphasis on "creativity" as a marketable trait is borne out of anxiety over automation and generally precarious employment conditions. if you're creative you're "irreplaceable", right?... right?!

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