The Department of Life Quality Studies (QuVi), University of Bologna promotes a Summer School in High Education dedicated to the relationship between “Fashion & Creativity”.
Enrolment will start on February 2nd 2015.
The aim of the Summer School is to study Fashion with a multidisciplinary approach; the project is born thanks to the specialization of researchers of Bologna University and the academic experience of the Bachelor Degree Course in Fashion Cultures and Techniques, the Master’s Degree in Fashion and the new International Master’s Degree in Fashion Culture and Management. All these courses are united under ZoneModa logo, in conjuction with International Fashion Studies.
In addition to the special lessons of national and international fashion academics, the program engages MIC’s experts in Creative Thinking, specialists of fashion archiving and protagonists who are able to share their personal experience in fashion system.
A practical workshop organized by ZoneModa will apply to all coherent theoretical lessons: by using tools and methods of offline and online research a digital timeline will be created involving students. Direct study will take place during the visit at Archivi di Ricerca Mazzini. These Archives are an excellent reality of conservation and promotion of fashion heritage as they contain over 250.000 clothes and accessories.See more
A scientific article by MIC on Musica Docta: “Counterpoint as a principle of creativity: extracting divergent modifiers from The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach”
The article has been published online on the Volume n.4 (2014) of Musica Docta, a digital journal dedicated to publishing studies in the field of pedagogy and music education.
For more information, see the abstract:
The main message carried by this article is that counterpoint can be taken as a model approach for the introduction of contrasting elements, not only in musical composition but also in the generation of ideas in any domain of knowledge. We start by an interdisciplinary review about the power of opposite concepts as constituting elements in nature. This is followed by the description of the DIMAI model for creative thinking, which is founded upon the dual forces of convergent and divergent thinking modalities. The main body of our work is an extraction of divergent modifiers from the Contrapunctus composed by Bach and collected in the Art of Fugue, with simple examples of application to the diversified fields of education and computer science.
Here the link to the complete paper on Musica Docta website: http://musicadocta.unibo.it/article/view/4613
IDEANDO@Fermi has started on November 7, 2014
in the Fermi High School in Bologna
IDEANDO@Fermi is a joint initiative of MIC and Prospera association: it is a teaching project for the generation of ideas made of four lessons, from November 7 to 5 December, to let high-school students know about the basics of creative thinking.
Selected students of the Liceo Scientifico Fermi guided in their creative thinking process in order to ideate and create in several focus areas which will be indicated by the Prospera Association.The best three ideas that will be judged in terms of originality and feasibility will be then supported by Prospera. Here you can download the leaflet of the initiative.
For more information about the Prospera association:
The following essay is the winner of a selection between essays produced by the students of the Creativity and Innovation course, delivered during the spring semester of the Academic Year 2013-2014 by Prof. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, within the Graduate Course in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Bologna.
During these Creativity and Innovation classes, students learned about the DIMAI model for creative thinking, to understand the creative process and clarify the difference between idea generation and innovation, as well as approaches to face hurdles and strategies for success. Study cases were proposed for the application of strategies and techniques. The course also focused on creative thinking through the history of science and art, considering also specific examples of inventors and creators. Students were asked to write an essay on a specific creative personality and on his/her main original contributions, extracting the principles underlying the process.
THE BEATLES: Across the Universe
Enrico Ciccarelli & Matteo Ridolfi
The story of the Beatles would require an entire study in itself. In this short article we will only introduce the band from Liverpool in terms of music and culture.
Some questions on scientific genius and scientific progress
The recent paper published by Simonton on Nature has already opened a debate in the scientific community. Summarizing, he maintains that “genius in science has become extinct”. In his opinion “scientist today might require more raw intelligence to become a first-rate researcher than it took to become a genius during the “heroic age” of the scientific revolution in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, given how much information and experience researchers must acquire to become proficient”. Besides the hyper-specialization that characterized the contemporary scientific world, Simonton explains the extinction of scientific genius sharing the Thomas Kuhn’s point of view, that a scientific revolution happens only in front of a discipline state of crisis produced by an accumulation of critical findings that continue to resist explanation. And the natural sciences do not seem in a crisis state.