, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 212–217 | Cite as

Finding Meaning in Flow: A Conversation with Susan K. Perry on Writing Creatively

  • Kristin Elwood
  • Danah HenriksenEmail author
  • Punya Mishra
  • The Deep-Play Research Group
Column: Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century

Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Stephen King

Flow is feeling part of something beyond oneself, almost a kind of mini-transcendence…a way of describing what it’s like when you feel you are a part of something larger.

Susan K. Perry


Recent pieces in this series on creativity and twenty-first century education have focused on exploring the work of a range of notable creativity scholars and researchers. Through ongoing interviews with such scholars, we aim to explore creativity in all its richness—across disciplinary lines, diverse perspectives, and a range of philosophical and methodological approaches. We have considered psychological views, neuro-scientific approaches, social and collective theories, social justice philosophies, imaginative play, and organizational...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Elwood
    • 1
  • Danah Henriksen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Punya Mishra
    • 1
  • The Deep-Play Research Group
  1. 1.Mary Lou Fulton Teachers CollegeArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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