A new discussion on the Marconi Society Blog:
From the first work conducted by Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta in 1991 to its entry into the popular lexicon in 2014, blockchain has grown into a young distributed database technology that has the potential to secure and improve transactions from medical records to food delivery to our own personal identity.
As is the case with many new, life-changing technologies, a Marconi Society Young Scholar has a leadership role in defining and applying the new rules. Salman Baset, CTO Security for IBM Blockchain Solutions, was recognized as a Young Scholar in 2008 and has been doing amazing work ever since.
Read more on the Marconi Society Blog
Serendipity and Creativity: an ISA forum
28th June – 14:00 to 18:00 – Palazzo Marchesini, Via Marsala 26, Bologna
The Institute of Advanced Studies (Istituto di Studi Avanzati, ISA) of the University of Bologna organizes a discussion day on “Serendipity and Creativity“. Giovanni Corazza and Sergio Agnoli will present a talk on the their studies on irrelevance processing:
Here below the program of the day:
Ore 14:00 Dario Braga presentazione e inizio lavori
14:10-15:00 Vittorio Loreto – UniRoma – “Adiacente possibile, creatività ed innovazione”
15:00-15:20 Flaviano Celaschi “Il corpo come materia prima di progetto“
15:20-15:40 Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli “Lo storico e la ricerca di una spiegazione: il conseguente, l’imprevisto, il compossibile”
15:40-16:00 Giovanni Corazza /Sergio Agnoli L’irrinunciabile irrilevante: evidenze empirico-sperimentali
16:30-16:50 Fabrizia Grepioni “ll caso e l’immaginazione nel laboratorio chimico”
16:50-17:10 Monica Rubini “Valutare o Discriminare? Stereotipi di genere nella selezione del personale”
17:10-17:30 Matteo Cerri “Dal caldo al freddo: cosa può insegnare la fisiologia degli opposti”
17:30 Discussione aperta “prepararsi alla serendipity: un ossimoro?”
More information on the following ISA webpage:
17th International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) scientifc meeting
A keynote address by Giovanni Corazza
This year the meeting will be organized in Rome from 7th to10th June. On Friday June 9, Giovanni Corazza will held a keynote address entitled “Creativity Principles: How to Challenge the State of the Art“.
For more information on the event program, please visit the meeting website: http://meetings.ismics.org
Is creativity in the eye of the beholder? Conceptual, methodological and practical reflections
Bologna, June 5, 2017
On Monday June 5, Vlad Glaveanu (Aalborg University) will held a seminar entitled “Is creativity in the eye of the beholder? Conceptual, methodological and practical reflections“. In the seminar, organized by the University of Bologna and the Marconi Institute for Creativity, Glaveanu will discuss the long-debated issue of creativity evaluation in the light of the most recent theoretical approaches on creative thinking.
Monday 5th June 2017 – h 11:00
Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, Sala Giunta, Dipartimento DEI
Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna
OpenWay: Digital Banking & Paymenys Leadership 2017 Forum
The Forum will take place in Berchtesgaden (Germany). On Tuesday June 1, Giovanni Emanuele Corazza will held a talk entitled “Think out of the box: creative thinking as a revenue generation tool“.
For more information on the event please visit the forum website: http://www.openwayclub.com
New interesting discussions on the Marconi Society Blog
The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together: a discussion on the People Centered Internet, founded by Mei Lin Fung and Vint Cerf
How the Wireless Revolution will Make a Better World: Marty Cooper’s thoughts on the three areas where wireless will change the equation drastically
Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth: John Cioffi’s thoughts on why we struggle for bandwidth in a world overrun with it and how the industry will change.
Why We Have to do Better: The Case for Tech for Good: Hao Zou’s work to use technology to improve lives in healthcare and financial services
The Internet’s Wild Ride: From Trust to Cyber Security Threats: how the internet has changed since Len Kleinrock connected two computers together and his new network design
Kreyon Conference 2017
Rome, September 6 – September 8
The Kreyon Conference 2017 will be held in Rome from September 6th to September 8th. The aim of the conference is to gather scientists from many different disciplines (physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, social sciences, arts, etc.) to address fundamental questions about how people express their creativity and innovate both at the individual and collective levels.
Deadline for the call for papers is June 20th: Call for abstracts
Plese visit the conference website for more information on the event
A new course on “Innovative Ideas for Cultural Heritage” within the SACHER Project
The SACHER project (http://www.eng.sacherproject.com/home) offers a course devoted to the generation of new ideas within the cultural heritage domain. The course (in Italian) will provide theoretical and methodological notions at the basis of the science of creative thinking, in order to generate innovative ideas to be applied to cultural heritage. The course is organized by Giovanni Emanuele Corazza and by the Marconi Institute for Creativity research group and it is open to experts in cultural heritage as well as to citizens interested in the science of creative thinking and in its application to the cultural heritage.
More information on the course at this link
How to become creative and why it matters
An article by Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, co-authored by Paula Reinman, published on the Marconi Society Blog
Whether you’re a business leader searching for talent, a job seeker looking for your next gig or a parent committed to educating your child for success, you’re in the midst of a new industrial revolution. It’s a world where information is a commodity – we have nearly all the known facts (and a lot of speculation) at our fingertips, anytime, anywhere. While this information is not necessarily knowledge, advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are already integrating location, context and content to turn it into a much more intelligent experience than we’ve ever had before. In a society where success and human value have long been based on possessing knowledge and expertise, we find ourselves in new territory where these qualities will no longer be sharp differentiators.