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Dr. Sawyer’s selection of the best creativity sites on the web.

Creax Creativity Portal
A portal with many links to sites about creativity and innovation.

Creativity techniques
An exhaustive list of over 200 creativity techniques.

Richard Florida
Florida is best known as the author of the influential 2002 book The Rise of the Creative Class. His thesis is that cities that are economically successful are the ones that are able to attract a newly emergent category of workers that he calls the “creative class.”

Computers and Creativity
The creativity web site of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, a branch of computer science that is devoted to designing computer programs that behave intelligently. There are fascinating articles here about whether computers can be creative, and links to sites of some computer programs that paint and write music.

Totally Absurd Inventions
America’s most eccentric and unusual patents. This site features actual U.S. patents that are offbeat, unusual, or a bit eccentric.

The Why Not Open Source Movement
By the authors of the business book Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small. Anyone can post their idea for a new product that solves a need but doesn’t exist. The web site has over 200 categories and over 2000 ideas, and allows keyword searches.

The Creativity Pool
A database of free ideas, where anyone can post. Ideas are organized by category, and allow keyword searches.

The Creativity Research Journal