The Tacit in Creation (Marcelo Stamm on the Quest for Tacit Knowledge in Creative Practice Research)

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00:01 Tacit summary: The relevance of tacit knowledge to Creative Practice

02:20 Tacit (and) Knowledge: Discussions on the differences between 'tacit' and 'knowledge'. The relevance of tacit knowledge as knowledge

04:15 The Importance of Tacit Knowledge: Why is tacit knowledge important or interesting?, (t)acit knowledge: the implicit made into the explicit, (t)acit: the sense of ‘tacicity’

06:06 Recognising Tacit Knowledge: The assumption that tacit knowledge is hidden knowledge. That we are beginning to ‘pull it fourth’. ‘Unsealed’ ‘discovered’ ‘ brought to the fore’. ‘Forgotten knowledge’. If it is sealed, we need to unseal it. ‘What actually matters? What are drivers? What are my urges and fascinations?’ (methodology)

12:15 Critical engagement: Tacit knowledge as a task of critical engagement with practice (methodology)

14:15 Bias, Prejudice, Presuppositions: Bias, prejudice, presuppositions and premises, within tacit knowledge. An issue with tacit knowledge is that it seems to allow one to forget parts of their research, to presuppose a situating though not realize how. Creative styles, thinking styles one is not aware of due to ‘tacicity’. Tacit dimensions that are productive and unproductive. Don’t romanticise it. (situating / ethics)

17:15 Making the Implicit Explicit: The importance of making ‘implicit’ tacit knowledge ‘explicit’. Understanding your prejudices, bias etc. (methodology / situating / contribution)

20:40 Where is Tacit Knowledge?: Where does tacit knowledge abide and how do you find it?

23:15 Knowledge 'that' and knowledge 'how': Methods of showing and revealing to self and others. “If you make claims about these sorts of skills as abilities (those of tacit knowledge), part of design practice research is actually: through the practice try to reveal, through various iterations of doing something, and looking at what you are doing, what is it what I am doing?”. Not just thinking, but ‘looking’ closely. (methodology)

30:34 Hidden in plain sight: Tacit Knowledge residing in our actions. See it in the work, don't think it.

35:00 Absorbing Tacit knowledge: On how we ‘absorb’ knowledge and internalize it into our ‘second nature. Techniques of absorption (discussion through Samurai case study). 'Samurai Principal'. (methodology)

38:45 Circular Nature of Tacit Knowledge: Making implicit knowledge explicit and bringing it back to being implicit.

41:45 Revealing your Tacit Knowledge: How to bring your understanding of your tacit knowledge to the attention of others? / How are you doing it? How are you showing it? (Because conveying lies in the seeing). / One way: ‘look what it is doing’. / The distance-closeness of showing and discussing. / The speed-slowness of revealing and articulation. The technique of capturing. (methodology)

50.00 Episodic creativity: The most extraordinary work occurs in episodic creativity / Non-linear, opportunistic / Tacit knowledge as non-linear, as episodic. (methodology)

54.00 Encountering Tacit Knowledge: How the creative practitioner may encounter tacit knowledge in the course of their research / Tacit knowledge as method. As inherent ‘ways’ of doing. / The emergence to tacit knowledge: “I knew, now I don’t know.”

59.00 Tacit Knowledge as a method: Tacit Knowledge as a method for communication and reflection (methodology)

1.00.30 The Individual Voice: The importance in creative practice of the individual (authentic/subjective) ‘voice’ / The more individual, honest the voice is, the more the other individuals can engage / Tacit knowledge occurs in extra-ordinarily individual ways. (methodology)

1.06.10 Sensitivity and Tacit Knowledge: How far do you go with exploring your own tacit knowledge? / What is too sensitive, or ‘tender’? (ethics)

1.09.00 Tacit of the Body/Mind: Tacit knowledge and the notion of intelligence inhabiting the body/mind rather than being exclusively situated in the brain. / Discussion regarding project-based method of collection. (methodology)

1.14.30 Design Research: Tacit Knowledge: Tacit Knowledge as a meta methodology in Design Research, as contributing to our understanding of design research (structuring / methodology / contribution))

1.14.45 Obfuscation of the abstract: The importance of clear, plain language / Replace the general with the individual so as to be understood.

1.17.30 Voicing Tacit Knowledge: Using language (tuning language) to convey/reveal tacit knowledge (methodology)

1.19.00 Lenses and Meta-Lenses: Lenses and meta-lenses. Toolboxes for practitioners and experienced researchers / Lenses for tacit knowledge / Lenses for discovering practitioners: community of practice / It’s inevitable to use lenses / Changing lenses as a method of exploration / The difference between classic and design practice research methods (situating / methodology / contribution)

1.31.12 ‘Congenial’ research techniques: Ways of capturing/understanding the methods and processes being used / understanding individuality in process/technique and understanding its implications. (methodology)

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