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May 17, 2012 Webinar: IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

May 17, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments (1)

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IMAGINE: How Creativity Works
With Jonah Lehrer

May 17, 2012 12pm EST/11am CST

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the bestselling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single “gift” possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, and daydreaming productively, then he takes us out of our own heads to show how we can make our neighborhoods more vibrant, our organizations more productive, and our schools more effective.

Jonah Lehrer writes on the topics of psychology , neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities.  He has published three books: Proust Was a NeuroscientistHow We Decide , and his newest book Imagine: How Creativity Works.  Lehrer graduated from Columbia University with a major in neuroscience.  Dr. Lehrer is a Contributing Editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and NPR’s Radiolab and writes the “Head Case” column for The Wall Street Journal.

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Jonah Lehrer’s website: www.jonahlehrer.com

 


Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2011 & NCN Meeting

October 12, 2011 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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Dear Friends of the National Creativity Network,

Creative Oklahoma would like to invite you to join us for an exciting event on November 1st in Norman, Oklahoma — the Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2011!   Please find more information on the line up of speakers at stateofcreativity.com.

We have several NCN partners speaking on a variety of subjects including:  Peter Gamwell, Jean Hendrickson, and Dan Hunter. Additionally, on Monday, October 31st, we will have an informal afternoon gathering of any National Creativity Network interested parties to discuss assessment and tracking the growth of creative industries in the US.  This afternoon session, “Navigating the Creative Economy: Is There Value in a National Definition?” will be from 2 – 5 pm and facilitated by Christine Harris of Creative Milwaukee Alliance. The purpose of the NCN event will be to understand the scope of how the creative industries are being defined across the country.

Both events will be held at the Embassy Suites Norman-Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma, a short 15-minute cab ride from the Oklahoma City Will Rogers airport.
We will also have a special a informal social gathering for out of town guests and speakers the evening of the 31st.

Please sign up for the Forum at:
stateofcreativity.com

Click here to book hotel rooms at the Embassy up until next Friday, October 18th.  

Hope to see you there!