Experts on Creativity and Creative Expression: Youth Culture
The identified creative experts are Ken Robinson and John Howkins from the United Kingdom, Scott Belsky and Mark Runco from the USA, and Sirkwoo Jin from South Korea.
THE UNITED KINGDOM
- Ken Robinson is an author, speaker, professor and has worked with some of the leading cultural organizations in the world which aims to unlock the creative energy of people across the globe.
- He believes that the future of creativity relies on the fundamental principles upon which children are educated.
- He also believes that creative minds are needed in order to produce startling results.
- He was chosen to become a part of this list because of his prominent influence as a creative expert and his TED talks and interviews that directly discusses creativity and its future.
- John Howkins is a writer and strategist that developed the concept of a creative economy.
- The creative economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy. He believes that the value of a thing should be based on its imaginative quality rather than traditional resources. The creative economy has become a powerful force in the world today and it has a vast potential for development in the future.
- He was chosen for this list because of his contribution of integrating creativity and economy into 'creative economy' which improved the fundamental principles of the present and is also expected to benefit future generations.
THE UNITED STATES
- Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur and author and is currently serving as Adobe’s Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President for Creative Cloud.
- Regarding creativity and its future, he stated that "Creativity is the world’s most human craft and, despite countless new devices and mediums, creative people remain at the center. The more the world changes, the more important creativity becomes."
- He was chosen to become a part of this list because of the important role that he took on as an executive officer for the company that created one of the leading software and promotes creativity among the present generations.
- Mark Runco is currently the Director of Creativity Research and Programming at Southern Oregon University.
- His concerns and opinions are focused on creative research such as it becoming too objective and limiting.
- Although, regarding creativity in general, he is concerned about the government's lack of support for creativity.
- Runco was chosen for this list because of his influence as a creative expert and specifically in the field of creative research. In addition to this, he has also given several seminars and lectures regarding creativity as stated in his biography.
- Sirkwoo Jin is an Associate Professor of Management at Merrimack College.
- His creative research is focused on how creativity occurs in teams.
- He was chosen for this list because of his expertise in leadership and creativity and for transformational leaders' influence on team creativity.
YOUR RESEARCH TEAM APPLIED THE FOLLOWING STRATEGY:
Despite a comprehensive search, we were unable to find creative experts from Germany and China. And, found only one creative expert from South Korea.
Initially, we focused on identifying a list of creative experts and books regarding creativity. Subsequently, we also checked some of the most well-known creative experts' websites and online biographies. We made sure our research focused only on the said countries. Most of the data that we garnered through this approach provided information on creative experts from the US and the UK. Further, we expanded the scope of our research and focused on creative experts in general. But, this did not return any substantial result.
Following this, we searched for a list of top journalist or writers in each country to find leads. However, this again proved to be futile. In addition, we looked for conferences held in specific countries. While we were able to locate data about a few such conferences, there was little to no data about the experts involved. And, some of the experts even carried the same names.
To conclude, there is not enough data in the public domain about creative experts from Germany, Asia, and South Korea.