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The Institute for Visual studies hosts three colloquia during the Fall semester, and three colloquia during the Spring semester.

COLLOQUIUM I: TBA

 

SPEAKER: 
DATE:  February 20
TIME:  NOON
LOCATION: IVS, Roop 208

 

COLLOQUIUM II: Envisioning Futures Across Disciplines

SPEAKER: Emily York and Shannon Conley (ISAT)
DATE:  March 20
TIME:  NOON
LOCATION:  IVS, Roop 208

Envisioning Futures Across Disciplines

Emily York and Shannon Conley (ISAT) will discuss their work engaging diverse experts in collaboratively imagining plausible future scenarios related to the expert’s field of study. This work deploys design fiction—a blend of science, science, fiction, and design prototyping—as a form of serious play that can build bridges across disciplinary siloes and facilitate critical interrogation of socio-technical change.

COLLOQUIUM III: How to Think Outside the Box: Mapping Divergent Thinking

SPEAKER:David Peterson, Management
DATE: April 17
TIME: NOON
LOCATION:
Roop 208

How can we think outside the box? How do we find truly original ideas? Dr. David Peterson (Management) will present his work on divergent thinking, the process by which we generate ideas that are different from our own and others’ previous ideas. Most creativity research has emphasized the production of dissimilar ideas. Dr. Peterson will discuss the importance of focusing on how our ideas are similar to existing ones.

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