A summary of my current research.
My research in summary;
Over the past 5 years, my bizarre hobby as started to to turn in to a career. I have been researching human creativity and the imagination. In particular I have been observing and documenting different patterns that most people use when it comes to creative expression. In this time I have manage to analyse well over 30.000 different sources.
Our imagination is used in various different ways, from writing a song, inventing or designing, to making day to day decisions. In order to best study this process, I have used a wide variety of sources from films, TV shows, Video Games, books, music, even popular world events that have occurred over the last 4 years.
While studying this, I actually did realize that there is a reason we feel something is “right”. It’s that moment that we all experience when we express ourselves creatively and realize that we have achieved the effect we are looking for, and we say to ourselves internally “that’ll do just nicely”. There is an explanation to why this is so, and while incredibly complicated to explain, I did find a method to prove it.
Using a scientific methodology that I developed specifically for the task. A combination of different mathematical studies including; game theory, chaos theory and non-locality theory. Then analysing the results using an array of statistical probability equations, I was able to come up with some very interesting results.
After doing this I established a testing questioner, that I have had the privilege of being able to use on some willing test subjects to help confirm the results in a controlled environment. Which means the results can be replicated, and this also confirms that they are the same for a very high percentage of the population.
I then took it a level further, and attempted to shed some light on why this happens. Using sources from psychology, neuroscience and even the laws of physics, I was able to add some clarification on the causes of this.
While originally considered that the imagination was completely random and the only predictability of our creative expression was the unconscious mind, I have found that there is in fact more to it. What has made it so difficult to create an experiment like this in the past is because the patterns are ever changing and evolving.
When compared to other, similar research, my results at this current date have the highest level of certainty meaning that they are more accurate than other existing studies. I have also ensured that they continue to be this way, creating a methodology that evolves with the results, and can predict when changes to the “code” will occur.
The applications of this research are plentiful, they can be used to give further insight in to how our mind works, it has applications in psychology, creating more effective advertising and branding, to helping just about anyone who uses their imagination do so better and more effectively by understanding what exactly it is that makes us satisfied with the results.
One of the most useful and interesting applications I have found is its use in future predictions. If you understand the fundamentals of how the imagination works, you actually improve your ability to predict what decision people may make in the future. You also gain the ability to predict what people might be thinking by the way they express themselves creatively.
I’m sure that at one point you have watched a film, and half way through the movie you have said; “I know what’s going to happen next”, and you have probably made a prediction of the ending of the movie. While predictability is a part of this process, you have also probably (even if unconsciously) witness one of these patterns, this is one of the best examples of what I am researching.
I will most likely not be able to include all of this information in one book. Rather this will be a part of a series, and eventually if all goes to plan the purpose of my company, to further investigate, explain and document this phenomena.
I have not only been working on a reference manual which has countless examples of these patterns. I have also been working on translating these patterns in to software models.
I will be posting some examples on here in the near future, and I will keep you all up to date on my progress.
If you ask nicely in the comment sections, I will be more than happy to cover a subject more in depth for you, and relate it to your individual field. I have more information than I can possibly write about in this blog, so don’t be surprised if I can answer your question.
For more information on my research, you can visit the page: http://syntheticorder.wordpress.com