The creative spark may seem a mysterious gift bestowed on artists and inventors. Join us as WashU scientists, designers, and entrepreneurs unpack the enigma by exploring the role of rest, failure, process, and aging on creativity. Learn what fuels the flame and how we can kindle inventiveness in our own lives.
Free and open to the public, the series is sponsored by University College, the professional and continuing education division in Arts & Sciences.
The lectures will begin February 4th and are offered every Saturday in February from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hillman Hall, room 70 on the Danforth Campus. Note: Hillman Hall is building #56 on the Danforth Campus Map.
Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested. Lectures may be attended individually or in the entire series. If you have questions, please contact us at (314) 935-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics and faculty speakers:
Creativity and the Resting Brain
Marc Raichle, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Medicine
The Science (and Art) of Later Life Creativity
Brian Carpenter, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Faculty Lead for Educational Initiatives, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging
Be the Designer of Your World: Thoughts About the Process
Heather Corcoran, Director, College & Graduate School of Art, Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professor of Art
Create or Perish. Innovate or Die: The Power and Promise of the Rise of Innovation Ecosystems in Middle America
Dedric Carter, Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer, Professor of Engineering Practice