One of the biggest myths surrounding creativity is that of the solitary genius. In Group Genius: the Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer, small sparks in the creative process, usually from outside sources and soometimes happening over time, are explained as the true nature of creativity.
Similarly, the Internet is now making this type of creativity the norm. A recent online article declared: "Strangers gather on Web to make collective art." People are connecting virtually to create everything from an Opera for London's Royal Opera House to an animated film. These types of collective art projects aren't for artists only but encourage everyone to participate in the creative process, which is why I think they are such great ideas.
- Sign up for CNN's collaborative art project.