Curiosity Rover: the artistic concept of NASA Science Laboratory for Mars

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (2/5)

Benjamin Stromberg Different Competences, Paper, Social Change Leave a Comment

By Dirk Dobiey and Thomas Köplin

The second part of our five-part series. Read the first part here.

Part 2: Efficiency and Variety

Technological progress is often equated with efficiency gains. For example, machines, especially those that get ascribed more and more certain intelligence, can often do things many times more efficiently than humans can. They relieve us of tasks and decisions and thus also reduce the wealth of personal experiences quite casually.

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Hendrik Goltzius, after Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem Icarus
Hendrik Goltzius, after Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem - Icarus

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (1/5)

Benjamin Stromberg Paper, Social Change Leave a Comment

By Dirk Dobiey and Thomas Köplin

Part 1: What makes us irreplaceable

The highest hopes for economic growth are linked to technological progress. Technological progress unveils fascinating possibilities. At the same time the upheavals associated with it are partly also highly problematic and their consequences mostly unpredictable. Most far-reaching, or at least most apparent, are the advances we have made in the field of digitisation and so-called Artificial Intelligence.

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Business Sculpture: Artful Environments at Work

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Creating, Reflecting, Searching, Social Change

Evolve the organizational culture by focusing on the complete business ecosystem that includes individuals, teams and the department or company. Create an artistic, collaborative innovation culture that supports addressing complex business problems and successful creative solutions.

For a problem to be solved or an innovative idea to turn into a business success requires a supporting organizational set-up that extends into its business ecosystem. It also requires leadership that nurtures creativity, and competent, ego-free individuals that know how to collaborate with others.

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Balance Discovery: Guide, Change, Transform

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Creating, Reflecting, Searching, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Regain your organizational balance by adjusting structures, processes, approaches, standards, key performance indicators and incentives to support an intended organizational evolution.

During a well-orchestrated and highly collaborative journey we analyze the situation, define required adjustments and help for the organization to come to a new state of balance.

Description:

Change and transformation management are built on the notion of binary conditions; 1 or 0, Black or white, Today and Tomorrow.

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Roadblock and Root Causes: Understand More

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Reflecting, Searching, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Getting to the bottom of a complex problem driven by reliable and complete data probes and defining creative solutions collaboratively. Understanding complex challenges and driving simplicity. Resolving dilemmas, exploring opportunities and novel solutions.

Description:

Using quantitative and qualitative research methods to identify perception and reality around a challenge or problem situation. Using a collaborative process of analysis, propose possible creative solutions prioritized by their value / impact potential.

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Collaborative Creation: Team Innovation and Trust

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Creating, Reflecting, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Enabling teams to fully display their crowd creativity by appreciating individual value and collective potential. Group genius based on trust and team magic through concerted flow.

Description:

Applied group creativity becomes more important as problems arise more often at the intersection of disciplines and industries. Cooperation and collaboration is a critical component in finding innovative solutions. This service bundle includes techniques that support a diverse team to analyze challenges holistically, identify multiple solution options including selecting the most promising venue and to jointly realize towards improvement and innovation.

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Education Programs: Learning Artistic Practices

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Different Competences, Education, Reflecting, Searching, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Develop an artistic attitude by applying artistic practices on the job. Acquire artistic skills and competences through experiential learning.

Description:

Our education programs focus on acquiring artistic skills and developing creative confidence to support behavioral change – one person at a time. Together with our client, we develop individual learning programs that include components from one or more of our educational offerings: Live Arts, Art Encounters, Artistic Expression and Studio Learning.

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Creating Services: Designing the Future

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Creating, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Leverage the artistic process combined with substantive research techniques to invent original solutions to any size problem, from market re-framing, business processes & culture, individual products or services, and technology solutions.

Description:

Using techniques from artistic processes, including playing, improvising, cooperation and collaboration to design solutions that are viable, adoptable and beautiful. We combine these techniques with research to test and iterate solutions so that we can experiment with not just one solution but with many, allowing many approaches to be quickly evaluated, and the optimal solution(s) to be achieved or performed.

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Searching Services: Experience Re-search

Dirk Dobiéy Better Business, Consulting, Searching, Social Change

Customer Benefit:

Understand people, team members, target audiences, and/or complex situations in actionable ways – to envision new opportunities, design improvements, or to measure impact.

Understand the people who are critical to your success and explore the factors that matter to them in a rich and reliable way.

Description:

Using a variety of qualitative and quantitative human research methods, capture and synthesize rich perspectives about a situation, the factors that affect it, and the dynamics involved.

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