Upcoming MIC Events on
“The Dynamic Universal Creative Process: Extended Evolutionary Perspectives”
Thursday October 5, 2017
Pace University, NY
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.
A paper by Julia Von Thienen, Christoph Meinel, and Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
published on Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research
Failures are a key concept in design thinking. They are discussed as a resource for learning, whereas fear of fail- ure would be a major block to creative activity. We attempt to clarify the term by reconstructing “failures” as “incon- clusive outcomes” in the Dynamic Creativity Framework. This includes a definition of key terms, the specification of hypotheses, a brief consideration of empirical evidence and discussion of practical implications.
von Thienen, J., Meinel, C, & Corazza G.E. (2017). A short theory of failure. Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research, 17, 1-5.
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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