Seas of Creativity

Seas of Creativity

We are all familiar with seas. But there are unfamiliar seas that attract us with their behaviors and provide us with novel ideas to upgrade our creativity and puzzlement of our world. These seas are vivid and they have their calm periods, their waves, their richness of different creatures and plants having symbiotic relationships or acting as prey-predator to each other.

Let me start by giving few examples of unfamiliar seas. Do they show emerging properties as we see with schools of fish swimming together, namely the production of waves and their patterns of behaviors? Do normal seas share properties with the unconventional one such as showing symbiotic relationship? This is an attempt to swim in their seas with the intention of having them serve as β€œseas of creativity”?

Seas of electrons

I shan’t delve into any technical material; rather I shall focus on the startling behavior of the sea of electrons to create waves like those we see in conventional seas. The huge amounts of atoms in metals share their electrons and form a sea of electrons. Metals live in seas of electrons. If you wish to see visually a sea of electrons here is a video that explains this sea in simple terms.

Recently, research has discovered that there is also a sea of spinning electrons that is expected to generate waves of new creative products. Sea of electrons that behave like two schools of fish in a sea. Imagine that these fish swimming in millions in two modes: clockwise and anticlockwise. Millions swimming in two different directions will puzzle the eyes. The electrons in the sea of electrons behave like the fish in the sea. "We discovered a new collective spin mode that can be used to transport energy or information with very little energy dissipation, and it can be a platform for building novel electronic devices such as computers and processors," said Girsh Blumberg, senior author of the study and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Rutgers' School of Arts and Sciences.

Nature repeats its successes. Look at the sea in the skies of huge numbers of the Dunlins β€œswimming” in the skies. They show a unique behavior as they spin their bodies so that they turn from upside-down to down-upside. Their turns propagate from one side of a flock to the other like a wave through a fluid. For an amazing video just see the video below and be prepared for surprises.

These dunlin birds produce a flashing light as they flip that dazzles the eyes of predators and this way defend themselves. Not only that as waves travel very fast. So, communication among the thousands of birds may travel very fast and synchronizing their movements becomes much easier.

Social Seas

To keep this buzz short, I am only extending the discussion to human seas. Social seas because they produce social waves. Social waves are known for creating waves of demand for a product as an example. The internet waves resulting from huge number of people interacting over the internet as another example. We can see them in stadiums and even in the seas as the video below shows.

Social waves carry rumors fast. Humans may emulate nature to create waves that act as carriers of information to millions of people very fast as birds and fish do. Or, they could turn those waves to storms. Human waves are a fertile land for creative ideas for marketing products, services and cultures. We also need creative ideas on how to make the millions work together as fish, birds and electrons do.



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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Amalia Gonz\u00e1lez for sharing the buzz

Manuel Chinchilla da Silva

Manuel Chinchilla da Silva

2 years ago #28

Thanks for sharing!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
You have a fertile imagination Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven. This is well-reflected in "The end of the video looked like someone put a magnet under the water and slowly pull the dancing flock back down".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Clau Valerio- I have just noticed your new comment. Your list of observation are great, capturing and cast light on observation profoundly. If you are so busy and still so observant I am just wondering to what level your power of observation will reach when you have cleaned your mind cache! https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/clean-your-mind-cache

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
John Rylance- your comment moved me and I liked the "Ignorant observer". Yes, ignorance can be helpful sometimes. I am so fond of this idea that my next buzz shall be based on it. I published a buzz today on "Swimming in Troubles" and I feel I am now swimming out of trouble. thanks to your lovely comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
@John Rylance- your comment moved me and I liked the "Ignorant observer". Yes, ignorance can be helpful sometimes. I am so fond of this idea that my next buzz shall be based on it. I published a buzz today on "Swimming in Troubles" and I feel I am now swimming out of trouble. thanks to your lovely comment.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #23

#34
There is in group problem solving the term "Ignorant Observer." Essentially someone who has no vested interest in the problem, but can offer advice, a possible solution not seen by those close to the problem. Arguably it would be a creative solution, also known as "blue sky thinking" Which leads to buzz words/phrases which are used to gauge creative thought, like "let's run it up the flagpole and see who salutes it" or "let's put it all in the blender and see if we can come up with a smoothie." 

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
You know what it takes to be creative dear Clau Valerio. For me, creativity is a reward for having senses to observe. smell, taste, touch and imagination to see new possibilities. Our lives today are fixed mostly in indoors. Our life styles is changing because of stress at work. We are always distracted by news, telephone calls and messages. Our eyes aren't looking into the seas and skies as they are getting more focused on the screen and moving rapidly from one website to the other. We don't allow observation to mature. The creative ideas from collective and synchronized ideas are getting harder to get because of these distractions. The child in everyone of us is put to sleep. This is a topic that needs more researching into.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Creativity has different levels . That is what you wrote dear Clau Valerio and I agree with you. I believe in that creativity is mostly a skill that can be nurtured by learning how to be creative. Yes, part of it is born with us, but that is not enough to put us on a very high level of creativity. Creativity can be learnt. There is nothing- for me at least- that coming up with creative ideas. The more we produce, the more encouraged we become to create more. Creativity is limitless as it brings ideas from divergent fields and put them together. Creativity and innovation (the application of creative ideas) are there for people who wish genuinely to be creative.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Clau Valerio- your thoughts shall count

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Impulsively, or by intuition, my friend Tausif is a good explanation. Sometimes we need to act mindlessly sounds a very interesting possibility. I shall study it in more detail. Thank you for throwing this idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Thank you dear Tausif Mundrawala. Your coverage of the social waves ties up nicely with what Roberto described as the Sea of the internet. Your example from India is spot on. I used to think that in complex systems with millions of agents such as the flock of birds synchronize what they do because of a common threat. But then I asked myself "their emergent behavior for following simple rules and communicating them swiftly was not planned for. If not, why is it called emergent? So, the question that clouds my mind is what prompts them to act collectively with such synchronization? Is it the need for their immediate neighbors? I am still trying to figure a possible answer to this question. Thank you my friend for sharing the buzz. This particular buzz influenced me during the write up more than you may imagine.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
This is a great comment and explores beautifully the essence of the buzz Roberto De la Cruz Utria. I go the full swing with your comment. For huge numbers of whatever be it fish, birds, insects and humans communication becomes essential. Fastness of communication is also of paramount importance. THis what we know visually from observing flocks of birds or school of fish, to give two examples. There is a third element which is trust. I need to trust the information to act on it. Social seas (or, what you termed, the sea of internet) is a vast one in which humans may generate waves of info to transfer without delay. We have natural working systems. It is not a shame to learn from them. I consider your comment a top comment my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
You gave me a key to a new idea dear Cyndi wilkins. It is the masses working together that produce emergent effects. It is not the same if we have one million people who don't interact versus one million people who interact and produce waves that spread new facts fast and very rapidly. Like sand grains they don't stick together and then only pile on each other without adding any value. Clay particles adhere to each other and this leads to "group effects" that is bigger than the sum of particles. Yes, my friend we need to see the child inside each one of us.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

2 years ago #15

How did I miss this one?!?! "We also need creative ideas on how to... MAKE THE MILLIONS WORK TOGETHER.." This is the key to creation right here Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Many have already employed it for their own self-serving agendas of long term social and economic security....It's time to take the keys away from the 'children.'

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
My pleasure and thank you Sol Trickey

Sol Trickey

Sol Trickey

2 years ago #13

Thanks for sharing!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Good correlation John Rylance

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #11

#12
Pascal, there is this that can be found in schools. We are all different fish but in this school we all swim together. Sometimes class is substituted for school I suppose you could substitute school with firm, office, team, the list is endless.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Your comment is my raft to stay afloat Pascal Derrien. Thank you also for sharing the buzz.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #9

Different School of thoughts depending on which school of fish you belong to … the key is not to drawn and stay afloat

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Even if creative people had their moments of serendipity it waw because of their hard work because they kept trying.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Trial and error, for sure, but let's not conclude that intelligence-based behaviors, such as creativity, come about due to chance. This is a mistake that only the un-creative would make...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Your study of effects has sharpened your thinking dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado. This is reflected in your writing that when we set out to surround the universe we analyze the processes and the purposes of the trip, we estimate the vital where we will find samples of life for life

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado- deep thinking and your comment is deep. You wrote that each article to be tutor of everything associated with "Research and verification" is the steps we take in the right directions. It is well known that human behavior reviews in each reading what positively attracts "Force of attraction"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris- great question about creating waves and creativity. This is an issue that clouds my mind. Creativity is an emerging behavior. I doubt that birds that flash intended that their collective effect would end up in light flashes that disturb the predators. Can we design for emerging behaviors? It is by trial and error that we may generate unthinkable solutions.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Thank you dear Jerry. Yes, the response may change even if we experience the same situation. I wonder of Pareto Rule (20/80) prevails in these situations. Your mentioning of propagation reminded me of a fact in nature. Not a single animal has wheels . So, the other issue is about our mode of propagation. I am writing Part 2 of this buzz and I shall refer to the wheeling effect on us.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Yes, we move as seas in social circumstances, but is that always conducive to creativity? Perhaps for the few who are already creative, but can we generalize? I'm not playing the devil's advocate here, just wondering if we can make the transduction to our species, which appears to be governed by shallow emotion rather than intelligence, when it comes to larger crowds....

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #1

Dr. Ali, Wonderful videos. Propagation in multiple forms is fascinating. Verbal and mental propagation in humans is similar. I'm reminded of an experiment a colleague did in Portland, Oregon. She simply stood in front of a downtown coffee shop and stared up at a building. Her camera crew recorded the crowd that gathered around her staring up at the building. Later she repeated the experiment and individuals in the gathered crowd were interviewed and asked to describe what they were seeing. Their answers were remarkably similar. Yes, humans can succumb to the wave but not all have the same fallibility. And so it goes.

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