Call for Papers




Broadly interpreted, this theme encompasses the fine arts, literature, and architecture as well as engineering design and scientific discovery. Possible topics include the nature and meaning of creativity in various disciplines; the role of technology in enabling, modifying, or inhibiting creativity; design as common ground for the arts and technology; pedagogical approaches to creativity; the role and cultivation of imagination in various disciplines; the connections between creativity and ethics; comparing visualization, sketching, and drafting; various disciplinary approaches to invention and innovation; and historical and philosophical perspectives. How can we enrich our conceptions of creativity by exploring how creativity is understood, encouraged, and evolving in different academic and practical enterprises?

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Thomas P. Hughes, Mellon Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, Distinguished Visting Professor at MIT, and author of several books on the history of modern technology, science, and culture, including American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970 (1989) and Rescuing Prometheus (1997).


     
     
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