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Khan and Gershenfeld

Neil Gershenfeld’s article “FAB? discusses the way personal fabrication and creativity by computers. Now that computers are an almost integral part of design work he fears that this will become a very real and very widespread problem. The human mind will be limited by the constraints of the computer. In “Silence and Light? Louis Kahn takes a slightly different view on human creativity. He seems to think that all creativity comes from without. Indeed it is true that people draw from their own experiences and observations and he thinks that without that humans have limited or now ability to be creative. I do not think that their opinions are mutually exclusive. On one hand human creativity does come from within. Creativity is an expression of someone’s inner self. However, a person is shaped by their own history and it isn’t wrong to say that experience is an inspiration for creativity.