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Creativity & the Mind
Wed 23 November 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
The Human Mind Project has teamed up with the brilliant Guerilla Science to create this one day event on Creativity & the Mind as part of the Being Human festival of the humanities 2016. Join us for a day of talks, group discussions and networking designed to stimulate your imagination at Senate House, London.
Creativity means innovation and positive change, the inventing of new worlds out of sparks of genius. A creative mind is a mind that generates ideas and solutions likely to make a breakthrough at the societal level. Creative activity evokes chaos and order, allowing us to establish new paths and patterns.
What is the creative mind? Is creativity a feature of our attitude towards things, attentive and open? How does the physical, social and cultural environment enable creative activity, and how can the environment be structured to enhance it? Is creative agency, and intelligence, a prerogative of the individual?
Get inspired by leading experts at this one day event with The Human Mind Project & Guerilla Science. Hear from creative practitioners and scholars and flex your own creative muscles through a series of creative challenges and discussions that aim to turn new ideas in to reality.
What to Expect
Starting with a series of short talks from an excellent panel of speakers from the arts, humanities and sciences, the event will provide an interactive space for the exploration of creativity. You will be invited to participate in small group discussions, hosted by professional facilitators, engaging with our speakers on their work, research, and its relevance to your own creative process. A live illustrator will capture discussion throughout the day.
The event will close with an Open Roundtable drawing together the findings of group discussions. Facilitated by Colin Blakemore, the final session will look towards the ‘Future of Research’ on creativity and its importance to society, work, and our personal wellbeing.
The event will take place in the Chancellors Hall, Senate House, London. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and all attendees are warmly invited to attend a wine reception at the end of the day.
Professor Margaret Boden (Research Professor of Cognitive Science, Sussex)
Dr Jesper Christiansen (Senior Programme Director, Nesta UK)
Professor Simon Colton (ERA Chair in Digital Games Technology, Falmouth University & Professor of Computational Creativity, Goldsmiths)
Professor Berys Gaut (Professor of Philosophy, St Andrews & President of the British Aesthetic Society)
Dr Aura Satz (Reader in Fine Art, RCA)
For further information please visit www.humanmind.ac.uk
This event is part of the University of London's hub programme, 'Ministry of hope and fear', for the Being Human festival.
As our Festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
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