Practice morphogenetic creative processes
Creative processes that result inmaintain a state of wholeness as the project's shape evolves, gradually generating the design as though from a seed, rather than building from a pre-conceived master plan or assembling from pre-fabricated parts.
"If you want to make a living flower, you don't build it physically, with tweezers, cell by cell. You grow it from the seed."
A morphogenetic process follows a system of simple rules (like a genetic code), and evolves through patient application of those rules. Starting from a single, small but complete system, space is gradually differentiated while maintaining the wholeness of the overall system.
- When writing, start with and
- When designing, start with and .
- When coding, and pull requests with frequent releases.
- When painting, and move forward toward developing smaller centers at different scales.
The result is a living whole with distinctin which can be perceived.
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Repair and refactoring processes are creative
Because Creativity is organic, creative projects often need updates, maintenance, or repair along their lifespan just as living organisms need periods of rest and repair
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