WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson.
Engines of creativity = the historic increase in Connectivity
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"He is the author of the best-selling book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (2005), which argues that over the last three decades popular culture artifacts (like television dramas and video games) have become increasingly complex and have helped to foster higher-order thinking skills."
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Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity? - A look at the research.