Language, creativity, and remix culture

Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear

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This chapter builds on our particular understandings of five central concepts: ‘creativity’, ‘remix culture’, ‘language’, ‘learning to be’, and ‘appreciative systems’. Creativity As the contributions to this book demonstrate, ‘creativity’ means different things to different people and is valued by them for quite different reasons. While seeking a final, definitive account is pointless, there is strong support for the idea that creativity involves producing something that has value for, or is appreciated by, people beyond the creator, which is regarded as being of high quality or excellent of its kind by those who are competent to judge, and which is in some way new, innovative, and/or surprising or unexpected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781317439967
ISBN (Print)9780415839730
StatePublished - 8 Sep 2015


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