I recently heard a playwright describe her preference for theatre over movies in terms of creativity. She told how the audience watching a play must creatively participate much more fully to imagine the settings than does someone watching TV or a movie. This made me think of other forms of entertainment and our degree of creative participation.
So I threw together this diagram for dialogue purpose. The red lines show the range of creative options with any given activity. For instance, conversation, has varying degrees of creativity. Most conversations are not creative at all and are instead perfunctory, mechanical, and predictive.
Question to readers: What would you add or change?