On August 19th Dr. Jeanne Tunks, associate professor emerita at the University of North Texas, brought our program "Creativity, It's What Brings About Change." The creative process addresses a multiplicity of topics relating to our lives -both tangible and intangible. The hallmark of creativity as described by Dr. Tunks is the product of inspiration that brings about something new and valuable. For example novelty in art and architecture arise out of the creative mind.
Creativity as a product of the imagination can address issues as wide-ranging as food insecurity, the fairness in legal systems and the search for tolerance and world peace. Dr. Tunks emphasized the importance of observation which includes listening to opinions of others, followed by duplication or imitation of the current status of the topic under examination and concluding with the input of manipulation of its characteristics to produce a new or more valuable tangible or intangible result.