Here is an attempt to free up the human centered view of creative production. A human actor or agent is still central in the schematic but they are possibly the confluence of other things.
The flow from ‘tools’ to ‘output’ is the transform of ‘Art’.
Really ‘tools’ needn’t even be complicated machines or devices, processes or techniques. They could be objects that undergo very little process and the ‘output’ is the stage of interaction where things gather, gain, install or provoke their meanings, in others, in society.
Ideas are diagrammatically shown coming ‘down’ into the human world to suggest an alliance with the notion of ‘above’ or ‘the spiritual’, the universe even. This is deliberate because the idea is that this ‘above’ is a property of consciousness common to any living thing. Ideas come from somewhere, out there, and we all are in the living wave of this force.