Is Social Media Killing Creativity? – Tomorrow’s World – Bbc

Is Social Media Killing Creativity? – Tomorrow’S World – Bbc

Radio 1 Life Hacks presenter Katie Thistleton is on a mission to find out if we can hack the way we use social media to make it work better for our mental health. The secret could be creativity. During the Get Creative festival, she meets Instagrammers Ty, Sarah and Hannah who are actively curating a positive online experience through creativity.

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Ty was recently the Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican who finds photography a great source of relaxation away from the stresses of work. Sarah is a student who has met some of her best friends through ‘gramming’ her portfolio. And Hannah Daisy’s reflective illustrations depict self-care as she finds that art and sharing online helps her and improves her own mental health.

Wellcome Fellow and BBC New Generation Thinker Dr Daisy Fancourt explains how creativity yields benefits for mental health and discusses her latest research project, The Great British Creativity Test. Cambridge University neuroscientist Dr Becky Inkster explains the positive and negative impacts of social media and suggests creativity may be the key to a positive social media experience.

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  1. The short answer is “yes”. It stifles personable interaction and even eye contact. It supplies endless answers quickly without time for thinking through ideas before resorting to stock media on Wikipedia, YouTube, friends’ posts etc. Screen zombies abound in Tokyo and they resemble the creatures from the dead as their bodies are not quite where their minds and focus are. They come off as rude, annoying, selfish and at times dangerous blocking escalators and crossing zebra stripes before they have the green light or long after it has flashed its warning. What a world this zombie-land is! I’m off to commune with the woods at some point; trees and plants communicate much better than these zombies.

  2. The one thing I got is Instagram and I couldn’t see that for more than two minutes got very bored than being bored before using it.i Don’t how some guys are using like 2hrs.

  3. Don’t blame tools but yourself. Everything depends on how you use them. You can actually be very creative through social media and vice versa.

  4. the only social media i use is youtube (if you want to call it that) and i dont use that on my phone it uses too much data

  5. IS IT ME or i feel like all she interview were only women hmmm, this might mean something or maybe it’s just me overthinking ?


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