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A wee interview I did for Overview on our Philadelphia Project...

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The sound of history by Pete David. Pete David: Recording American history in an album. By day, Pete David is a member of the University's Finance Support Team, but come clocking off time Pete turns singer/songwriter for a creative University research project.
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Our Department of History has teamed up with a local Americana band to explore the city of Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century through music, film and art http://goo.gl/PxA82O
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Hi Dan, really interesting and sounds like a fun thing to research! I entirely agree that your environment can have a huge effect on your ability to "be creative". I think office spaces are often set out with little consideration of this and our approach to creativity can often reflect the rigidity of our workspace. The two most important things for me when I'm trying to begin the creative process are space and movement. Our office, like many others, is made up of lines of desks with little space inbetween them; there aren't other spaces to go to. I think this is important - remaining in the same position at the same desk can cause inertia and passivity. This is obviously linked to movement too. I know for a fact I need to get up out of my seat if I'm going to get some ideas flowing. I think your point about the external environment is important too, and I think just stepping outside, just to think away from your familiar workspace, can be regenerative. Unfortunately, the view out of my window is of a brick wall! 
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That's a really good point Peter, sometimes when I find myself stuck on a problem, a physical change of location in some way forces you to change how you are thinking, and get other ideas started.
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also, another example of environment encouraging creativity...

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